How do you do....it? Thread, swf to avi/wmv/mp4 or whatever in Technical; Does anyone know of software that actually works properly? Linux or Windows we don't mind. We have developed a series ...
8th August 2012, 09:32 AM #1
swf to avi/wmv/mp4 or whatever
Does anyone know of software that actually works properly? Linux or Windows we don't mind. We have developed a series of training videos using Wink (software we like) which outputs swf suitable for chucking on a website. We also want to put the videos onto our streaming media server, which handles every format except for swf. All the swf conversion software that I have tried forgets to include the sound with the avi, etc produced or it buggers up the picture by blurring it or gets the sound in the wrong place.
Please don't supply me list of links found via google; Swf To Avi Converter and the other freely available ones simply don't work. I hope that somebody has actually used something successfully. Getting the picture into avi is very easy; it is nearly always the sound the doesn't get there properly, and we don't want to redub the narration onto the avi.
8th August 2012, 09:56 AM #2
youtube downloader : YouTube Downloader - Software to download and convert YouTube video
That or looking on either
VideoHelp.com - Forum, Guides, Tools and hardware lists
Doom9.net - The Definitive DVD Backup Resource
They both have conversion guides / tutorials etc
Any other stuff just seems to be shareware or paid for software to do this
Edit - Also remember a conversion app called format factory, not sure if that will allow you to convert swf or use swf as an input source ?? Possibly worth a look though
Last edited by mac_shinobi; 8th August 2012 at 10:16 AM.
8th August 2012, 02:46 PM #3
8th August 2012, 03:26 PM #4
I thought FFMPEG could not take swf as an input video source ?? WinFF uses or relies on FFMPEG ??
Originally Posted by tumbleweed
Last edited by mac_shinobi; 8th August 2012 at 03:27 PM.
8th August 2012, 04:04 PM #5
If you don't manage to get the audio to sync, send me a PM and I'll discuss it with you.
8th August 2012, 04:29 PM #6
How do you synch the audio ?
Originally Posted by laserblazer
Did find this on videohelp : How to convert a Flash video (*.SWF) to a Movie (*.AVI)
8th August 2012, 05:47 PM #7
- Rep Power
Just like you, I've found that none of the free solutions work. We purchased a package that was "guaranteed to convert swf to avi" (I forget which one). Anyway, it was a waste of money - it didn't work and I chucked the CD in the shredded in disgust!
The only way I was able to this under M$ was to play the swf file using my favourite web browser and capture the video and audio using Camstudio.
Now if you try to record your speaker output in Camstudio, you'll see an error message, which says WaveoutGetSelectControl() not found or something. Most of the advice on the web about how to fix this, says you need to change your sound card to the Sound Wave XL 7000 GTi Turbo, or some other outrageously priced noise maker. Nup! If your PC can play sound, you can do it. If you hunt around on youtube, you'll find a 10 minute video with lots of annoying SlipKnot music, which will tell you how to fix the Camstudio error.
Don't bother watching the video (which is why I haven't posted the link). He tells you only two useful things. Thing 1 - in control panel, set your default recording device to mixer. Thing 2 - in Camstudio use record from microphone (yes I know!). Voila! Fire off Camstudio, select record window, play the swf and save the avi file. If you then want to do another video, you'll probably have to reboot your PC. I do as it is so damn full of memory leaks.
Thanks to shenley from:
unixman_again (9th August 2012)
8th August 2012, 06:20 PM #8
I use a FireFox plugin called DownloadHelper - I just click on a button and it saves the swf file on screen to an MPEG4 file.
Thanks to Fazza from:
mac_shinobi (8th August 2012)
8th August 2012, 06:46 PM #9
I use twixtor.
Originally Posted by mac_shinobi
Thanks to laserblazer from:
mac_shinobi (8th August 2012)
9th August 2012, 09:17 AM #10
Thanks shenley, you are the biz! The downloadhelper for Firefox did not recognise swf and the method supplied in #6 looks way to complicated and I have my doubts that it would work correctly. Dubbing the audio on afterwards could be done without going through all that rigmarole. Camstudio worked perfectly after I had done the two things that you mentioned.
Anyway shenley, I owe you several icon_beer_01.gif
1st July 2013, 07:18 PM #11
If you have a Mac handy try "Miro Video Converter" (not the player/suite).
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