Looping video backdrops in Flash

A short, seamlessly looped video is a great way to bring any website to life. Jay Birch tells you what you need to know.

Perfect looping video can be a real eye-catcher when used within a website. And thanks to the advances in video compression within Flash 8, video can be used in websites in a similar way to static images. The results are often stunning and can help focus a user's attention on key areas, or add some spice to an otherwise run-of-the-mill experience.

With the abundance of sites dealing in stock video, you don't even have to be a video expert to start creating Flash video loops. Just find a video that suits the site you're working on, and with the techniques in this article you'll soon be adding Flash video loops that take the breath away.

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