Burn SWF to DVD?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by speekez, Jul 7, 2007.

  1. speekez macrumors 6502

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    Anyone know how to burn a SWF flash file to a decent looking playable DVD, perhaps with Apple DDV Pro?

    Any software solution?

    thanks!
     
  2. banjomamo macrumors regular

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    is it an animation of is it interactive? whats the resolution or pixel dimensions of the swf?
     
  3. speekez thread starter macrumors 6502

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    hello

    It can be set to play automatically. It's a SWF slideshow at 600x400, but can be created again at any size.

    thanks for any leads
     
  4. GreatDrok macrumors 6502a

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    iSquint can convert flash video files into MP4 and you can set the quality to whatever you want. Then you should be able to get the MP4 into iDVD or whatever and create a DVD burnable image.
     
  5. LimeiBook86 macrumors 604

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    Flash's .swf files are different from .flv files. As far as I know you need to open the original .FLA Flash file and export it to a QuickTime video. Flash CS3 has enhanced this feature a lot since the previous version. If you don't have the latest version try and find somebody who does so they can export the QuickTime video for you.

    It may be a large file if it's a long slideshow, but then you can put that file into iMovie and then onto a DVD with a program like iDVD. :)

    I've done this with a Flash cartoon before and it worked out fine. You just may have to adjust the video settings (like set it to H.264) to get the best results. :D Good Luck
     
  6. speekez thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hmm yeh I am using a program (besides flash) that creates the photo slideshow in swf.... that is making it tricky, working from a .swf rather than original flash file
     
  7. LimeiBook86 macrumors 604

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    Hmm, that's odd. Is there any other type of exporting option other than an .swf file? :confused:
     
  8. speekez thread starter macrumors 6502

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    nope, the software is designed so that you will order a DVD through them ;p hence, I'm seeing if there are other solutions. Someone suggested trying a screen capture software. I'll try but I don't think the quality will be there
     
  9. LimeiBook86 macrumors 604

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    Oh, well there is one route. If your Mac has S-video/composite output, you can say view the slideshow fullscreen and have a digital camcorder record the S-Video/Composite output of your Mac. Then import it back into your Mac via FireWire in iMovie and burn a DVD from there.

    Or just order the DVD. ;) :p
     
  10. skimaxpower Guest

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    First, no matter what: change your SWF resolution to 640x480. This will save your video from ugly, lossy, re-sizing issues. Always best to change the size when it's still vectors.:)

    You may have some luck with a combination of SnapZ pro and QTpro.. It can be time consuming (especially if you plan to edit.) But it will be able to capture your flash video on screen and save it as a QT video.

    Play around with settings until you get something that works for you.
     
  11. speekez thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I got a pretty good result using IShowU ot capture the SWF to QT.

    I created a 720x480 sized flash though. What benefit would I get doing a 640x480?

    I didn't notice some squishing of the picture when I brought the 720x480 into Imovie. Would the 640x480 prevent this?

    thanks
     
  12. skimaxpower Guest

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    As far as I understand it, both of these are considered TV resolution. It has to do with the difference between square pixels (computers, digicams, etc) and rectangular pixels (tv sets.)

    You may get better results at 640 - I'm not really sure. It may be worth a try.

    Have you exported to DVD yet?
     
  13. rikki010 macrumors newbie

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    Burn SWF to DVD

    This is a bit of a fussy method that I had to use.

    Specific for Mac users:

    1. Download Snapz Pro X and use this program to screen record your swf whilst it plays.

    2. Ensure to save this out as MPEG-4 Video.

    3. Import your MPEG-4 file into iDVD and burn. In iDVD you can also select the movie to loop in the 'Advanced' menu if you want.
     

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