Thursday, July 23, 2009

How to Make FLV Files ( Flash Video ) in Macromedia Flash 8

FLV(Flash Video) is a new video format which is perfectly supported by Macromedia Flash 8. This flash maker successfully solved the problem of the huge size of output SWF file that may not be played on Internet after inputting video file to flash. Let’s have a look below on how to make delicate FLV files:

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1. How to make FLV files? 

Step 1. Open Macromedia Flash 8 and establish a new flash docment.

Step 2. Input AVI video files that you want to convert to FLV and follow the instructions.

Step 3. Keep the default setting for “Edit” and “Encode”, click “Import video” and then “Next step” and “Finish” at last to complete the inputting process.

Note: If you don’t have Directshow 9 and QuickTime 6.5 or higher installed in your system, a pop-up window will remind you to do so in order to import AVI successfully.

Step 4. Press “Ctrl+L” to open the data base, double click the AVI file just input, open “Embed video property” interface, click “Output” to create a FLV file.

Above 4 steps lead you to convert AVI to FLV successfully and after conversion, you will surprisingly find the final size of FLV is just 541KB, much smaller than the original 23MB AVI. Now you can use it freely on Internet>>>Convert video to FLV for free (free video to FLV converter)

2. How to use FLV files? (or make flash video player)>>>Customize a web FLV Player in the easiest way

Step 1. Establish a new flash document, press “Ctrl+F7” to open the “Components” window, drag “MediaPlayback” to the stage from “Media-Player 6-7”.

Step 2. Select “MediaPlayback”, press “Alt+F7” to open “Component Inspector” interface:

Some meanings of parameters in Component Inspector:
File Type: choose FLV as the defined file type, you can also choose to play MP3 file.

URL: specify the path of FLV files, because we put FLV files and Flash files in the same catalog, we only have to specify a file name here.

Control Placement: set the location of play panel.

Control Visibility: set the visibility of play panel.

Step 3. After settings, press “Ctrl+Enter” to test the performance.

Related article:
How to add flash video ( FLV ) to website?

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    Keep doing!

  2. hi,
    thank you so much..
    this post really help me.

  3. Thank you it has been a great help, now to make flv files ( flash video ) in macromedia flash 8 is without a doubt simple with the help of your recommendation. Thank you

  4. Thanks it has been a good support, now to make flv files ( flash video ) in macromedia flash 8 is definitely easy with your advice. Thank you

  5. Very helpful post for AVI to FLV conversion.

  6. can you post how to make a simple video using macromedia flash 8 pls im a beginner .