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Uploading your own beloved video and share it with others or watching interesting videos uploaded by people from all over the world is really entertaining. And this becomes a captivating business chance attracting many people’s attention, and tempts them to have a try.


However when you want to start your video sharing business, do you know, among numerous video to Flash SDK, which is the one for you? To answer this question, first you must get to know how they differ.


Here we compare some acclaimed server-side video to FLV converters, and show you their differences.



Compared Products:


*         Conaito Video2Flash SDK:


*         Moyea Flash Video MX:


*         On2 Flix Engine:


*         Sothink Video Encoder Engine for Adobe Flash  


*         Turbine Video Engine SDK:





All products listed above enables you convert videos of different formats to FLV for web publication on server-side. They supports different programming languages, provides versions under different operating systems. All these SDKs give you one or several solution to setup your own video sharing sites.






Conaito Video2Flash SDK

converts almost any popular video formats to Adobe Flash Video (.flv format) or Adobe Flash file (.swf format).

It supports Visual Basic .NET, Visual C++ .NET, Visual C# .NET, ASP.NET, ASP, JSP, PHP, Visual Basic, Visual C++, Borland Delphi and all development environments with command line support.

Its price varies from $499~$1199/copy for different periods of free updates and support.

Free demo:





Moyea Flash Video MX

converts Windows media, QuickTime, and MPEG into Sorenson Spark (H.263) FLV, On2 VP6 FLV, and On2 VP6, and supports to generate H.264 encoded MP4 files.

Sorenson Spark (H.263) FLV, and On2 VP6 FLV are similar video formats. H.264 encoded video has relatively high compression ratio; it means H.264 encoded video is smaller in size or has better quality of video and audio, so it takes a little more time to be uploaded.

It allow to lock the process to a certain processor under multi-processor CPU, avoiding interference of processes to achieve a faster conversion with less CPU occupation, and supports adding watermark to videos.

The price is $1000/copy and offer discount if you order more. API documentation provided.




On2 Flix Engine

converts videos to Adobe Flash Player, H.264, 3GP and iPhone and iPod-compatible video.

It supports programming languages including ASP, PHP, Python, C, Perl and others.

Free demo and API document are provided.

It has Windows and Linux versions

Free demo:



Sothink Video Encoder Engine for Adobe Flash

supports converting avi, mpeg, mpg, mpe, dat (VCD), vob (DVD), wmv, asf, asx, mp4, mov, 3gp, 3g2, 3gpp, dv, qt, rm, rmvb, and etc. to Adobe Flash video, and supports calling programming languages of Visual Basic .NET, Visual C++ .NET, Visual C# .NET, ASP.NET, Delphi .NET, Visual Basic, Visual C++, ASP, JSP, PHP, Delphi, etc.

It enables you to embed external subtitles and create a watermark into FLV. It can generate a JPEG thumbnail for the converted video. It also provides three different zoom modes (LetterBox, Pan&Scan, and Stretch).

Video hosting solution is provided and you can enjoy desktop version for free. The price is $600/copy and more discount if you order more (free lifetime updates and support).

It also provides source codes in ASP, and PHP, demos of video site in ASP, and PHP environment, user manual for how to set up a video hosting site.

It has Windows and Linux versions

The price is $600/copy and offer discount if you order more. API documentation provided.

Free demo:




Turbine Video Engine SDK

converts Windows Media, QuickTime, MPEG and several image formats to F4V (AVC/H.264), FLV and SWF.

It converts a sequence of static images and an optional audio file into a video, and can call several programming languages (ASP.NET, ASP, PHP, VBScript, C++).

It encodes videos without loosing any quality and allows you to access to large numbers of third party effects.

It provides three different interfaces: a COM component, a .NET component and a linked library (DLL), making it usable from virtually any programming language

It also provides a number of examples of usage and extensive documentation detailing the object methods and properties in HTML Help format.   

The price varies from $795~$1495 for different codecs and editions

Free demo:




Now you see their differences. All these video to flash sdk have their own advantages and disadvantages, and can meet your need in some aspects. Just pick one you need most.



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