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Let's put it this way: does anyone -- how bout one of you Macromedia guys who peak in here every once in a while! -- know that this CAN'T be done? I suspect this is the case. And you'd be saving me a lot of time if you know it can't. Thanks.
You need to convert it into either a FLV or SWF . Sorenson squeeze. Or you
need a video editor that's compatible with the encoder.
"Red Rojo" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>A client gave me a wmv file. They'd like me to post it on their website.
> got OS X, Flash Pro 8 and Flash 8 Video Encoder. Can I make a Flash movie
> of the wmv using what I've got? How? If not, suggestions? Thanks.
That's exactly what I want to do. But HOW do I do it? Do you know how to convert wmv to fla or swf? I can't figure out if I can do this with Flash 8 Video Encoder or not. Do you know if it can be done? Or how I could do it?
It's so frustrating trying to get help from Macromedia. Today I spent 45 minutes getting through to someone on Macromedia Phone Support who said "yes" it can be done on the Mac and then I waited more than an hour before I gave up waiting for someone else my call was forwarded to, to tell me how!
For those who are interested, this looks like the answer! I got this response on the Flash Site Design Forum from Rob Dillon, Adobe Community Expert:
You have most of the parts. WMV formatted video will not play natively
on a Mac. You will need to use a file converter of some sort to be able
to use the WMV. Sorenson makes a great product titled Flip4Mac. You will
need to get the paid version in order to convert the file for use in
Flash. You can use the free version to play the file in the Quicktime
Alternately, if you have access to a Windows computer, you can open this
WMV in most any Windows video editor and save the file out to a
different format. Uncompressed Quicktime will work well.
Once you have a file that can be played on a Mac, you can then use
either the Flash Video Encoder app or Flash 8. They both do the same
thing and have the same set of options and controls. The Video Encoder
app is best if you have a number of video files to convert to .swf or
There is a tutorial that comes with Flash 8, "Building a Video Player".
Take a look at this tutorial. It provides a good step by step process
for creating a video file for Flash.
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Yes! Bought the app. Worked the tutorial. Easy. Excellent. Works perfectly. You are the man!
Suggestion: I could not find this stuff searching the Flash Support Knowledgebase using the terms "wmv to fla." Over two days, I wasted lots of time on hold with Macromedia Tech Support. It would save a lot of folks a lot of time if your instructions were there. And easy to find.