Flash (swf) encoding/converting

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by cool11, Mar 17, 2007.

  1. cool11 macrumors 65816

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    What application to use in order to convert different type of video formats to flash swf format?

    I used ffmpegX but in only encodes to .flv.
    Even for flv, it did not encode anything. Its output was a zero-kb file that could not be played.
    But even if it did, I want swf format.

    Flash encoder please?
     
  2. AviationFan macrumors 6502a

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    swf is not a video format. It's an entire Flash file that can be played by the Flash player, and can include actions (scripts), interactivity, and a lot of other things that have no resemblence to simple video files.

    If you want to convert a movie so you can play it in Flash, flv is your format. You'll need a Flash video player that references the flv file, and the video player (not the videos it plays, though) should have the swf extension.

    - Martin
     
  3. cool11 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I want to have my video files in such format to be played in web browsers, without forcing the user to install anything.

    Is .flv the right format? Any browser will play it like swf?

    And what about encoding applications?
     
  4. cool11 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ffmpeg does not seem to be able to encode to flv.
    It displays 'finished' but the output file is zero-kb and it is unusable.
    Anyone with the same problem or any idea what is this?
     
  5. AviationFan macrumors 6502a

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    Cool,

    I don't use ffmpeg, so I don't know what to tell you. I encode my Flash movies with Adobe's Flash Professional.

    Maybe someone else here can help you, but you should give us a few more details, especially how you run ffmpeg and what format the input movie is.

    - Martin
     
  6. cool11 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    My input file is in mov format.
    I just select flv output. No errors appear. But the output file do not run.
     
  7. crees! macrumors 68000

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    FLV is your format here. Try something like Sorenson Squeeze to convert that video to FLV.

    Now, once you have the FLV you need to, in Flash, add an FLVPlayback component (Flash8) to the stage and reference the video file within the component inspector. Then you'll have a FLV (video) and SWF (player) and need to upload BOTH those files AND any skin SWFs exported as well to the website in question.
     
  8. bimmzy macrumors regular

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    don't quote me but this company may have the application to do the job you want.

    http://www.techspansion.com/


    hope it works! :D
     

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