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Thylacine4
11-12-2006, 07:06 PM
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Hi,

I know Flash well but this just baffles me.

I made an animation.. and now I want to make a MOV or AVI movie out of it. That sounds like it should be really straightforward...

I try exporting it as a movie, but it only sees what's directly on the main timeline, which is not much since most of the stuff is in movie clips.

I try publishing it as a movie but it won't because it doesn't support advanced gradients.

What do I do??


I've also tried taking the swf file and using a third-party program to convert it to a MOV or AVI but I get different problems, for example one program will make the movie clips play way too quickly.


Please help me! This should be so simple but it's driving me nutty!

(Sorry about reposting this, I tried to delete one and it deleted both!)

anonymous
11-12-2006, 11:54 PM
Have you tried http://www.geovid.com/Flash_to_Video_Encoder_PRO/ ?

On export, nothing but the main timeline will be exported, and you must publish for the Flash player 5.

Only other alternative (other than the above, that works fine on my conversions...) is to use a 3rd party screen capture as Camtasia & al.

Noct
11-13-2006, 06:21 PM
Why not use an Adobe video app that can handle swfs?

I'm know Premiere can import them directly into it's timeline. (Don't recall if it was a plugin or not...), and I would bet that AfterFX can too...

Otherwise just download a freeware video editing program like Vdub. Even if it cannot directly convert swf to avi, you can strip the image sequence out, and then regenerate it into an avi in any freeware program.

zfoley
11-13-2006, 07:29 PM
The problem is movie clips vs. graphics. If you want to export your fla as MOV you should be suing graphics as much as possible since movieclips will not play and actioscript will (mostly) get ignored in quicktime.

BluegillMedia
11-13-2006, 08:20 PM
Did anyone find an answer to this? I have a similar problem. I have a fairly simple movie that needs to play on a dvd player. But I have a series of MCs that play one after another with an actionscript pause in between (so I assume the export to mov will not work well).

Anyone had to play their flash on a dvd player before?

anonymous
11-13-2006, 09:20 PM
Answered your own other thread!

anonymous
11-13-2006, 09:24 PM
Or here another idea, if you don't want to shell out the $100...

Use a portable pc with a video card that has a video output.

Stick the output into the input of a DVD recorder unit plugged on the TV screen, and play the .swf from the portable.

PS: In fact, think that wouldn't work... Doubt the .swf would be visible through the pc's output.

Speedle
11-20-2006, 01:57 PM
Have you tried http://www.geovid.com/Flash_to_Video_Encoder_PRO/ ?

On export, nothing but the main timeline will be exported, and you must publish for the Flash player 5.

Only other alternative (other than the above, that works fine on my conversions...) is to use a 3rd party screen capture as Camtasia & al.

Flash to video encoder (http://www.geovid.com/Flash_to_Video_Encoder) is pretty nice too. The best thing I like of this that it's very simple to use and doesn't need find instruction and all. All in all there is geovid's tech support if there are guestions.
:)

BluegillMedia
11-20-2006, 02:44 PM
Sorry kids I have 2 threads going on the same topic (on that I replied to and one that I started). Have a look at http://www.actionscript.org/forums/showthread.php3?t=121730