Is there a way to convert Flash movies to Quicktime?

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  1. Soundhound macrumors 6502a

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    I've got some Flash movies that I want to put up on my iWeb site. But since you can't simply drag and drop Flash movies onto iWeb, I was wondering if there's a way to convert them to Quicktime?

    Anybody know of a way? Thanks!
     
  2. Soundhound thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks! That seems like it's just what I'm looking for. I downloaded the program (and the several files the instructions said it needs to work properly) installed it etc. But it doesn't seem to work. When I drop a file on it it says 'unrecognzied', but then I click Encode and it goes through a process (too quickyl it seems) and the process bar says Done!. But then there is no file created. Any idea what I might be doing wrong?

     
  3. snickelfritz macrumors 65816

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    You can publish directly to Quicktime within Flash CS3/CS4.
     
  4. Soundhound thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Is that the version of Flash: CS3/CS4? If so, how do I know if I have that? Ah, on the about Flash page it says CS3. How do you export to quicktime?



     
  5. lucidmedia macrumors 6502a

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    File > Export > Export Movie and then select "Quicktime" from the format pulldown.

    Now, this method does not always give you what you want.. sometimes elements simply "disappear".

    If this happens, sometimes its easier to use a screen recording program like IShowU to simply record the SWF output as a quicktime movie.
     
  6. Soundhound thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    There's no Export option in the File menu, or any other menu! When I look at About Flash in the Flash Menu it says - Abode Flash CS3 Professional, version 9.0
    ??

     
  7. snickelfritz macrumors 65816

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    It's in the publish panel in the format tab.
    Just click the box next to Quicktime.

    Correction: File > Export > Export Movie...
    Choose Quicktime from the pulldown.
     
  8. Soundhound thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Format tab?

     
  9. Soundhound thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Eureka! This worked, thanks! Now is there a way to scale the movie? I can only get it to play at one size, which is quite large. thanks so much...

     
  10. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Go to the video tab and change the resolution.
     
  11. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Doesn't handbrake only work for DVD's?
     
  12. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    It does lots, especially the latest builds - including Blu-ray and FLV.
     

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