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quicktime.mov to Flash

Hi, does anyone have any advice on easy, inexpensive ways to turn quicktime.mov files into flash files?
thank you
nina berman

by Nina Berman at 2007-09-03 23:50:56 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) New York City , United States | Bookmark | | Report spam→

Hi Nina. I posed the very same question not so long ago. I’ll dig up the details and post back tonight.

by Paul Treacy | 03 Sep 2007 23:09 | New York City, United States | | Report spam→
I have the interest to learn how to do it, are there some easy way or have i purchase some big software, thanks for any information.

by Hernan Zenteno | 04 Sep 2007 02:09 | Buenos Aires, Argentina | | Report spam→
You could try this converter:

http://www.coffeecup.com/video-player/

I downloaded the free trial ages ago, but that was before I really knew what I was doing and before I had a decent computer. So I’m not really in a position to give an opinion about it. But if you try it, let us know how it goes.

by [former member] | 04 Sep 2007 04:09 | New York, United States | | Report spam→
I use Visual Hub from Techspansion. Really fast and cheap (about $30). I have been very happy with it.

jack

by Jack Kurtz | 04 Sep 2007 04:09 | Phoenix, AZ, United States | | Report spam→
Hi Nina,
If you are using windows try http://www.rivavx.com/index.php?encoder&L=3
for OSX http://homepage.mac.com/major4/
Both are free.

Luigi.

by ocb | 04 Sep 2007 05:09 (ed. Sep 4 2007) | Munich, Germany | | Report spam→
There’s also some usefully versatile online tools :

http://www.media-convert.com/

http://www.zamzar.com/

BBB)))

by Ben Richards | 04 Sep 2007 07:09 | Melbourne, Australia | | Report spam→
ffmpegX don’t work, at less i try several times before but after hours of processing data the file don’t open. There are an old tutorial of Jon Anderson here in somewhere but is time consuming and you have to have several softwares.

by Hernan Zenteno | 04 Sep 2007 12:09 (ed. Sep 4 2007) | Buenos Aires, Argentina | | Report spam→
If you have access to Final Cut Pro you can output a flash FLV video file from the program. Using Quicktime Pro you can also output a Flash file. Go to the ‘export’ options and you’ll see it in the drop down menu.

Or try Visual Hub. Its recently been updated, works smoothly and has a variety of output options.

For quick video output its fine, but if you need anything more sophisticated you might need to cough up cash for something like Sorensen Squeeze.

by [former member] | 04 Sep 2007 12:09 | London, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
thank you everyone for the helpful suggestions….let me pose another question…is there an automated flash program like soundslides which gives you one flash file as opposed to a folder with multiple files? The multiple files cause havoc for the website I want to post on. many thanks.

by Nina Berman | 04 Sep 2007 22:09 | New York City, United States | | Report spam→
I use On2 Flix pro which will give you either a FLV or SWF file as well if you want, create your index.html file as well. It does cost a bit of money, but I find it very good in quality. They do have a demo of the software that you can try.

…Mikael

by Mikael Kjellstrom | 05 Sep 2007 03:09 | Calgary, Canada | | Report spam→
There are two versions of Soundslides – the regular and Pro versions.

If you use Soundslides Pro, you can then output your slideshow as a single Quicktime video file using the Soundlsides Pro video output plugin.

Then you can either place that on the website, or convert the Quicktime file into a Flash file (using something like Visual Hub) and use that.

by [former member] | 05 Sep 2007 10:09 | London, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
You want to stay away from Quicktime, as the files are much larger than the flash shows that SoundSlides puts together. Quicktime is also more designed for video, rather than slides, so you get more pronounced compression artifacts, and with the larger sizes, it takes forever to download.

With SoundSlides, you have to upload the entire project in it’s folder for it to work properly, which I think is your problem. What SoundSlide does is create a self contained web page inside a folder (the name of the project when you start a new project in Soundslides), and if you try and upload the files by themselves, they’re really going to mess up your web page. If you create a show and call it “ninashow”, SoundSlides will create a folder with all the information in it. When you upload the folder to the site, you’ll end up with a web address that looks something like “www.nina.com/ninashow/index.html” (I don’t know what your web page is, so I made up “www.nina.com”). If you put it in the multimedia folder on the web page, it will look like “www.nina.com/multimedia/ninashow/index.html”, and so on.

Another trick for doing shows in Soundslides, is before you upload the show, duplicate the folder, and start getting rid of folders that you don’t need for the show. SoundSlides puts things in there that it needs to build the show, but you don’t need to play it back. There’s a folder called “RAW” that has the full size images in it, and if you’re like me and just use the custom show size setting, the only image folder you need is the one marked “custom”, the rest can be trashed as well. If you trash those folders on the original show folder, you won’t be able to open it back up with SoundSlides, so that’s why you should only trash the files on a duplicated folder. If you want to update the show, open the original show in SoundsSlides, then upload an entire new folder to your web page. I found that the average size of my SoundSlides shows went from 35MBs to 2MBs, so it’s definately worth it.

by David Buzzard | 05 Sep 2007 17:09 | Whistler/Vancouver, Canada | | Report spam→
at the risk of digressing from the intent of Nina’s original query:

if i understood the above post correctly, i’m not sure that’s right…the ‘publish to the web’ folder in Soundslides is the only folder whose contents need to be uploaded on the website. that folder contains the index.html file, the audio file(s), the .swf and the .txt files and the custom folder that contains the images…that’s all what is needed for the slideshow to work on a website.

by [former member] | 05 Sep 2007 18:09 | New York, United States | | Report spam→
Oh yeah, I never noticed that. You learn something every day.

by David Buzzard | 05 Sep 2007 18:09 | Whistler/Vancouver, Canada | | Report spam→
I will try to get rid of the unnecessary folders and see if that helps. thanks for the tip. the website involved uses four different servers simultaneously to accomodate all their traffic and they said it was a pain to load the SS folder on to all the servers. but maybe they are just doing it wrong. I appreciate all the helpful responses.. thanks.

by Nina Berman | 06 Sep 2007 03:09 | New York City, United States | | Report spam→
The Publish to Web folder is the only folder you need. Its the only folder you upload to a server. All other folders are superfluous unless you want to archive your entire project…but don’t remove any files from the PTW folder.

The PTW folder contains several files – the mechanics required to run the Soundslide – so if you need only one file to upload, you’ll need to export the Soundslide as a Quicktime file, then convert it into a .swf, a .flv, a .wmv or whatever single file you need, using the appropriate conversion app like Visual Hub or Flip 4 Mac.

by [former member] | 06 Sep 2007 08:09 | London, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
Quicktime Pro will let you export a .flv

by [former member] | 06 Sep 2007 08:09 | Chennai, India | | Report spam→
The most powerful unexpensive and reliable freeware for that is SuPER from erisoft. I am using it to distribute movie and still movie…
Have a look
http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html
Marc

by Marc Princivalle | 06 Sep 2007 08:09 | Southampton, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
Nina: to your second question, not exactly sure what you’re tyring to do but Monoslideshow is an inexpensive and easy option: http://www.monoslideshow.com/

by [former member] | 06 Sep 2007 08:09 | Moscow, Russia | | Report spam→

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Nina Berman, Photographer Nina Berman
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