how to convert video to flash using mpeg streamclip

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by calvincarr, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. calvincarr macrumors newbie

    Dec 8, 2009

    does anyone know the trick to exporting flash video (.flv) using mpeg streamclip under snow leopard?

    i am running mpeg streamclip 1.9.2 on my macbook pro running 10.6.4. for some reason, when i select the option to export to other formats, it does not show flash (.flv) as an option. i did install the quicktime mpeg-2 playback component on my macbook pro, and i do see the quicktimempeg2.component file under /system/library/quicktime folder (although i am not sure if this is important). i also installed perian 1.2.1 although i am not sure if this is needed. i imagine i am missing some kind of component, but i am not sure what it is.

    i know mpeg streamclip is capable of doing this, because i do it all the time on my mac mini running 10.5.8 and the same version of mpeg streamclip , and it works great. i have found no better way to convert the .mod video files i have to flash then using mpeg streamclip.

    any ideas?
  2. mBox macrumors 68020

    Jun 26, 2002
    Ill check my Mac Pro that has both MPEG StreamClip and Flash Pro isntalled on it. BRB!
  3. mBox macrumors 68020

    Jun 26, 2002

    Running 10.5.8 and MPEG StreamClip.
    Dont seem to have that option here.
  4. X1Lightning macrumors 6502


    Feb 19, 2007
    did you have flash installed on your mini? and not on your new machine?
  5. mBox macrumors 68020

    Jun 26, 2002
    I was thinking that too and have tested on a box that has Flash Pro CS4 and MPEG SC.
  6. vaxt macrumors newbie

    Feb 21, 2006
    What is your reasoning? You want to post this video on the Web? Why not use the the HTML5 <video/> tag?
  7. martinX macrumors 6502a


    Aug 11, 2009
    AFAIK, you can't export an FLV file using MPEG Streamclip. It's great for MPEGs (hence the name) but you need other software for FLVs.

    I have used Adobe Encoder before but these days I use MPEG Streamclip to create an MP4 and we use the JW Player front end to play it via Flash.

    If the FLV you are trying to create is an MP4-style one, try making an MP4 and changing the suffix. Flash Player itself is suffix-agnostic and looks inside the file to determine whether or not it can play it, and since FLVs are MP4s in a different wrapper, Flash is fine with them.
  8. calvincarr, Nov 10, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2010

    calvincarr thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 8, 2009
    i have adobe flash player installed on both my old mac mini and my new macbook pro. i also have adobe cs3 suite installed on my old mac mini which includes adobe flash and adobe flash video encoder. on my new macbook pro, i have adobe cs4 suite, including adobe flash, this computer does not have the adobe flash encoder but it does have something called adobe media encoder. maybe this is why i cannot export to flash on my new macbook pro using mpeg streamclip.
  9. calvincarr thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 8, 2009
    my reasoning for using flash is so i can post these videos on my website and have people access them easily. the only reason why i haven't used HTML 5 is that i have never tried that. not sure how to do it. but that is a consideration. would love to hear a little detail on how to do this if you have time. thanks for all your great comments.
  10. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    No need to convert to flash.

    Just upload to YouTube, which formats to both iOS capable version and CPU sapping flash version.
  11. boch82 macrumors 6502

    Apr 14, 2008
    adobe changed the name to media encoder in cs4 and cs5. I would just convert using that rather than mpeg streamclip
  12. boch82 macrumors 6502

    Apr 14, 2008
    If you try and do a professional site you do not want to include youtube videos. If you are trying to make it compatible with mobile devices HTML 5 is the way to go
  13. KeithPratt macrumors 6502a

    Mar 6, 2007
    If you need VP6 then keep doing what you're doing, but you can play H.264 in a flash player.

    Do all mobile devices play nice with HTML5 video? That's far from the case with desktop browsers. The likes of YouTube or Vimeo, whilst not always appropriate, will recognise the visitor's platform and serve up the video correctly. Requires a bit of knowledge and effort to do that on your own.

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