Nov 3, 2011
Before getting any further with this continuing discussion on Stage Video, I wanted to spend this post addressing some of the limitations that are present when working with Stage Video.
Most of these limitations follow directly from how Stage Video is rendered, by the graphics card, beneath the rest of your Flash content, as I discussed in a prior post.
And, this is not a limitation so much as a best-practice: Because you should set your WMODE to "direct" to maximize the cross-platform consistency of Stage Video (just like Stage 3D), this means that you should not use Stage Video with transparent SWFs.
Finally, I want to note that while Stage Video is available in most current versions of the Flash runtimes, it is not available in all. Stage Video is still not incorporated into AIR 3 for desktop (Mac or PC), and does not work on versions of Android prior to Honeycomb. On the BlackBerry Playbook, regular Video is treated like StageVideo.
Did I miss any of the limitations to note when working with StageVideo in Adobe Flash Player? If so, please let me know in comments.
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