I have just uploaded my first video .avi to a web site. The Flash 8 encoder is real slick, works relatively well.
The procedure is also relatively simple
Without the video feature a regular .fla file is published and two additional files are created, the .swf file and the .html file.
When adding the video component, the encoder takes a video file and converts it to an .flv file. This has to be sent to the server along with video.swf file that is created and a skin file - .swf (a custom controller).
Just thought I would pass this information along. I am new to this forum and have no idea how much interest there is out there about this stuff.