Adobe Systems will later this year release Adobe Flash Media Encoding Server, software to move video content to Adobe's Flash format.
This will make it easier for users of Windows Media and other formats to make the conversion to the Adobe platform.
Video originating in formats such as Windows Media, MPEG-4, and H.264 will be encoded or trans-coded to FLV or F4V file formats for playing video in the Flash runtime. Pre-processing filters in Flash Media Encoding Server perform colour space conversions, normalise audio, and sharpen video, Adobe says.
Deployed on a Windows system, the product works with either Flash Media Server or a web server. It will ship by the end of the year, Adobe says.