Video to Flash

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by wattsin, Aug 22, 2005.

  1. wattsin macrumors member

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    Im looking for a cheap or free program to convert movies (mpeg, avi etc) to either a FLA or SWF file(Flash).

    I found Compression Master which is $500

    And i tried Flix which is just garbage.

    Does anyone know of any alternatives?



    Thank,
    Derek
     
  2. stridey macrumors 65816

    stridey

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    It's been a while since I've worked with Flash, but IIRC you wouldn't want to convert to flash, but would want to embed a movie in a flash animation. Why do you want it flash anyway, if it's just going to be the video? The only reason that I know of to use flash is to take advantage of its capabilities.
     
  3. wattsin thread starter macrumors member

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    It's easier on the user. Not having to deal with getting real, windows media player or, quicktime.

    98% of people have flash already installed.
     
  4. stridey macrumors 65816

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    98% of people also already have quicktime installed, and many people turn off their flash plugin, since flash animations are often intrusive and obnoxious.

    Anyway, in regards to the original question, I don't know, maybe somebody else can help you. :)
     
  5. wattsin thread starter macrumors member

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    I know this is a Mac forum but it's not 98%. More like 40% of people have quicktime installed.
     
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  7. wbhambone macrumors member

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    2 things:
    1 - if you have Flash Pro you can convert mpeg, etc to FLV files (flash video). You can also buy Sorenson Squeeze ($99) to do the same thing.

    2 - then buy the Wimpy AV Player ($29) and embed it on your site to play the FLV files. site

    bh
     
  8. wattsin thread starter macrumors member

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    I already bought Wimpy, thanks for the reply! :cool:
     
  9. mcmillan macrumors 6502

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    Can't you just import the movie with Flash and then export it to swf?
     
  10. wbhambone macrumors member

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    But apparently you missed point 1, which was the more important point. Either get Flash MX Pro or Sorenson Squeeze. If you have Pro you can use Quicktime Pro or Final Cut (Express or Pro) and export your video as an FLV file. Problem solved.

    bh
     
  11. wattsin thread starter macrumors member

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    No I got it, I bought Squeeze and converted my movie files. Im good to go.

    Thanks again,

    Derek
     

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