Flash movie on HTML page

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Mattaut, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. Mattaut macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2008
    My goal- Create a file(probably html) that when opened, opens up the users web browser and plays an embedded flash movie in it.

    Would I be able to embed a FLV movie exported from iMovie into a HTML page and it will play w/o the user needing to download any codecs/software? Or I need to use SWF? If I need to use SWF what video editing software exports in that file format?

    After I export the movie what do I need to do to embed it in a web page? Is there good software for this? I would like to have as much control over the web page content as possible.

  2. rickiac macrumors newbie

    Dec 10, 2007
    Flash movie on HTML page

    Flash will create HTML page when published. You can also create Flash .EXE standalone file that does not require a browser or an .air app.
  3. Mattaut thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2008
    Please explain?
  4. MacForMeOneDay macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2007
    What kind of movie are you interested in creating? Is this a home movie, or more of an instructional/how-to type of video?
  5. MacForMeOneDay macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2007
    Doing a google search for "FLV embed" found this:

    For swf it's a bit easier:
    <embed src="YOURFILENAME.swf" HEIGHT=646 WIDTH=609>
    I was also asking because I inferred from your post that you may be wanting to do an educational demo type of thing. In which case, you could use something like Jing also.
  6. rickiac macrumors newbie

    Dec 10, 2007
    If you use Adobe Flash to create your project that contains your FLV movie. You then save your flash file, then using the "publish settings" in flash you choose both .swf & HTML from the list, flash will then create the .swf flash file that will play your movie and also create a simple HTML page that contains all the code to play the flash content in a browser (the browser will need to have the flash player installed, however you can also specifiy that if flash is not installed to redirect to adobe.com to d'load/install it.) You can then open the HTML file in any editor and add additional text and graphics to style your page.

    An alternate way of making this with out having flash player installed is to make a standalone .EXE package from the flash file. This is also a setting that can be selected from the "publish settings" in flash. This .EXE file will contain all the files necessary to play the flash content with out having to d'load/install anything else.

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