1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 26, 2006 2:27 PM by CatBandit

    Convert .swf to .flv

    John Krall
      I would like to figure out how to convert a .swf file created with Captivate to .flv. .flv seems to intergrate better with Dreamweaver. You can simply insert .flv with Dreamweaver, but this does not seem to be the case with .swf.

      I have tried to import the .swf file into Flash 8 and to use the flash video encoder, but have not had success.

      Any help will be appreciated.

        • 1. Re: Convert .swf to .flv
          CatBandit Level 3
          Your best bet is to continue your efforts to import to Flash 8, unless the Captivate project contains some critical objects that are not supported in Flash (some are, some aren't).

          If you arre having trouble getting Flash 8 to read Captivate files, you might try this link. Captivate was released to be compatible with Flash 2004MX, and the workaround for Flash 8 users is at the link.

          BTW, an alternative to FLV is to use the SWF files right from Captivate, but in order for them to "stream" well, you will have to keep them compact - an art that most Captivate users haven't learned - or even heard about - in the days of hte 1200x900 movie . . . sigh . . .

          Hope this helps.