converting .swf to video

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  1. UnitedRed macrumors member

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    is there any way I can convert some flash files so that I can be able to put them on my phone and watch as videos?

    I've tried ffmpeg, isquint, SoX Wrap but none worked

    Also what is the best type of file for watching videos on a phone? mp4?

    thanks
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    I also have some .swf files I'd like to convert to movies for use in Front Row. From what little research I've done on the subject, there aren't any easy solutions to this, largely because of Adobe's licensing restrictions. There is an open-source Flash player available called Gnash, but I'm not sure if it can convert Flash files into other formats, and its Flash support isn't perfect.

    QuickTime Pro can convert Flash 5 and below into movies, but this support was never extended beyond Flash 5.
     
  3. bozigle macrumors regular

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    maybe you're looking the wrong way to the problem.
    if your phone can play video, i wouldn't be surprise if you could find a flash player for it.
    I remember a friend of mine having a flash player on his Nokia phone and that was already few years back
    maybe even from adobe web site??

    bozigle
     
  4. UnitedRed thread starter macrumors member

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    I just looked into that gnash but couldn't see anything about converting either.

    As for the adobe site, I don't suppose you know what the program was called?
     
  5. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Snapz Pro would work for what I'm trying to do, at the very least. I think it might also work for the original poster's needs.
     
  6. UnitedRed thread starter macrumors member

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  7. SpaceJello macrumors 6502

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    you may want to try visualhub. That does a lot of different conversion
     
  8. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    1. iSquint
    2. VisualHub

    Sox Wrap is an audio program too...

    http://sbooth.org/Max/

    Max is my replacement for it.
     
  9. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Just tried it on a sample of one of the files I'm trying to convert. No dice - it says in the log that the compressed SWF format is unsupported. :( Looks like I'll have to go the Snapz Pro X route.
     
  10. SpaceJello macrumors 6502

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    Hey sorry about that. I usually use it for other formats, but thanks for letting us know that it doesn't work for swf. I notice that u can convert the fla format... do you by chance have that or i wonder if it only goes only goes from other formats to fla.
     
  11. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    No, I don't have any FLA files, unfortunately. If I had those, the conversion job would be trivial.
     
  12. UnitedRed thread starter macrumors member

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    tried that Snapz Pro and it converted the video no problem, but with no sound and the options wouldn't let me tick the sound bit
     
  13. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Hmm, that's strange. It worked perfectly for me.
     
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  15. UnitedRed thread starter macrumors member

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    I downloaded that Sorenson program but can't figure out how to use it, what type of settings should I use?
    everytime I try changing it to mp4 I keep getting a compression error message
     

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