On2 Technologies has announced its On2 Flix Publisher can now be easily integrated with Akamai Technologies, enabling joint customers to encode and publish Adobe Flash video to their Web destinations.
On2 Flix Publisher is a browser-based encoding and publishing solution designed to convert nearly any digital video content into Flash video, by dragging and dropping the media onto a special Web-page object. Publisher has controls for editing and previewing the video, uploading to a remote data store and streaming to a Flash Media Server.
It delivers substantial savings in server resources and bandwidth because it encodes on the user's desktop, and only well-compressed Flash video traverses the network. Support for the Akamai platform allows for an increase in User Generated Content system scalability while at the same time decreasing computing power needs and alleviating queuing.