Converting video to flash for web display

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    • #38564
      AvatarAnonymous
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      For those of you trying to figure out what video format to use when placing video on your web pages, there is a pretty good alternative to .wmv, mpeg, .mov, and .rm – and this alternative is compatible with 96% of the computers using the internet.

      The alternative is video converted to flash format. I’ve been testing this for a few weeks, and I’m pretty happy with the results.

      The file sizes are smaller, the videos load quicker, most visitors can view the videos, and the video quality is pretty good.

      To see an example of a compressed wmv format video I converted to flash, check out my flash video example.

      The video is a little choppy at the beginning – but that’s because I started with a highly compressed windows media file format of the same video.

      The conversion to flash format only required about 40 seconds.

      Bill Myers

      http://www.bmyers.com

    • #168404
      AvatarAnonymous
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      When I convert video to flash, the flash file size is generally about 50% of the size of the equivalent .wmv video file.

      For example, the video at my flash video example is a minute long, and requires 2 meg.

      If I chose a smaller display format, the file size could be much smaller.

      I used WildForm Flix to do the conversion. You can download a trial copy at their site and see how easy it is to use.

      When you do the conversions, the settings for video frame rate, smoothing, video screen size, and audio quality impact the final video size (and quality).

      You can use the presets in wildform flix to get started, then fine tune until you get a good size/quality compromise.

      Bill

      http://www.bmyers.com

    • #168405
      AvatarAnonymous
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      I’m using Video to Flash Converter. Try it too – becouse I think it is giving real good quality and features. http://www.geovid.com/video_to_flash_converter/

    • #168406
      AvatarAnonymous
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      On this thread, video in Flash, do yourself a favor and buy Sorenson Squeeze. You can create almost any video format from any other format. You can create FLV files which are proprietary Flash video files. Flash MX Pro comes with pre-built media players that you can just drage to the screen, type the name of your FLV file and publish, to create a Flash and HTML file to post straight to web.
      Sorenson Squeeze has alot of editing capabilities as far as compression goes, but I’ve been using the standard ones and it’s been working pretty well. I can take an uncompressed 1.3GB video file and create a 2MB FLV. Here are some samples:
      http://reels.durwin.net/hadassah.html
      http://reels.durwin.net/womensbusiness.html
      http://reels.durwin.net/magstar.html

    • #168407
      Avatarfreeman
      Participant

      If you’re interested I will be featuring the Sorenson Squeeze Compression Suite product in the compression tools portion of my Video Streaming and Compression class on April 14, 2005 in Orlando Florida. We will be showing how to create Flash, QuickTime, Real and Windows Media content.

      Here’s more details about the class:

      http://www.geniusdv.com/classes/application.php?operation=listClasses&entry=20

      I will also highlight other compression tools such as Cleaner 6, Compression Master and Flip4Mac.

      If the location and time is not convient let me know if you would be interested in a class in your area.

    • #168408
      AvatarAnonymous
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      SWiSHvideo lets you convert your video files into streaming Flash files. Now you can easily display your videos on the web complete with play controls and playback settings.

      http://www.swishzone.com/index.php?area=home&product=video

    • #168409
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      well recently I found this web http://www.vidflash.com
      its something like online converter with following web casting, I have regestered but i havent got a confirmation mail, but I think that it will starts soon
      these developers are making great converters, so this online service is very promising
      any other opinions?

    • #168410
      AvatarAnonymous
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      nukacola Wrote:

      well recently I found this web http://www.vidflash.com
      its something like online converter with following web casting, I have regestered but i havent got a confirmation mail, but I think that it will starts soon
      these developers are making great converters, so this online service is very promising
      any other opinions?

      πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›
      πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

      No opinion, just a question: how much do they pay you?

    • #168411
      AvatarAnonymous
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      X-D
      they give me food and drink =)

    • #168412
      AvatarAnonymous
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      Fair enough! Keep up the ‘good’ work. πŸ˜›
      PM me if you want more video forums links to spam around.

    • #168413
      AvatarAnonymous
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      svhs Wrote:

      Fair enough! Keep up the ‘good’ work. πŸ˜›
      PM me if you want more video forums links to spam around.

      I think Its enough from you… :'(

    • #168414
      AvatarAnonymous
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      [removed by svhs]

    • #168415
      AvatarAnonymous
      Inactive

      Bill, thank you for creating this thread. I’m learning quite a bit. I just downloaded the video-to-flash freebie that someone linked to. I’m going to give it a spin. I have another question about Flash, but I’ll create a different thread for it.

    • #168416
      AvatarAnonymous
      Inactive

      More question.

      I downloaded a video to Flash converter. Now how do I put that video on a website? How do I get it to display like as a little video player like you did, Bill?

    • #168417
      AvatarVideo-to-Flash
      Participant

      Flash Video MX is a very easy-to-use yet professional software tool to convert your video to flash (movie to flash, mpeg to flash, avi to flash, wmv to flash) that can be played on Internet Explorer with high quality. It supports almost all types of source video files such as mpeg, avi, mpg, wmv, rm, rmvb, mov and so on, and can generate flash 7,8 video output, then get the flash on your web. Flash Video MX is also a good flv encoder, flash video encoder.
      Flash Video Batch Encoder is a professional tool in Flash Video MX, which is used to convert multiple video files at once. With the Flash Video Batch Encoder, you can select a list of video files and specify their encoding settings, then encode them at once by a single hit of a button.

      more info on http://www.flash-video-mx.com

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