7 Replies Latest reply on Sep 19, 2006 4:10 PM by Damon Edwards

    Newie needs help

    Russ
      Flash is something entirely new to me so please forgive the dumb questions.

      I am using the Studio 8 package and want to convert a WMV file to a SWF file, so I used the Flash 8 video encoder which converted my wmv file to a 'FLV" file. I was expecting a SWF file.

      I tried to play to FLV file but get nowhere.

      What do I do next? am I doing something wrong? Is there another step I should be taking?

      Thanks for any and all guidance/suggestions.
        • 1. Re: Newie needs help
          Level 7
          In Flash, file > import... select your wmv file.


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          "Russ" <ralltuck@dtsc.ca.gov> wrote in message
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          > Flash is something entirely new to me so please forgive the dumb
          > questions.
          >
          > I am using the Studio 8 package and want to convert a WMV file to a SWF
          > file,
          > so I used the Flash 8 video encoder which converted my wmv file to a 'FLV"
          > file. I was expecting a SWF file.
          >
          > I tried to play to FLV file but get nowhere.
          >
          > What do I do next? am I doing something wrong? Is there another step I
          > should be taking?
          >
          > Thanks for any and all guidance/suggestions.
          >
          >


          • 2. Re: Newie needs help
            Level 7
            check the help docs or search this forum or search adobe's dev site - there are tons of articles and
            threads about what the FLV format is and the many ways to implement it into your flash movie - we
            could type it all out here but the info is actually very easy to find - just search for flash video
            or flv.

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            Russ wrote:
            > Flash is something entirely new to me so please forgive the dumb questions.
            >
            > I am using the Studio 8 package and want to convert a WMV file to a SWF file,
            > so I used the Flash 8 video encoder which converted my wmv file to a 'FLV"
            > file. I was expecting a SWF file.
            >
            > I tried to play to FLV file but get nowhere.
            >
            > What do I do next? am I doing something wrong? Is there another step I
            > should be taking?
            >
            > Thanks for any and all guidance/suggestions.
            >
            >
            • 3. Re: Newie needs help
              Russ Level 1
              Thanks for the reply, but...

              I tried the import option with my WMV file. The default extension it was looking for was a FLA file. When I tried the import of the WMV file I got an "unexpected file format" message, and got nowhere.
              • 4. Re: Newie needs help
                Level 7
                did you try File > Import > Import Video...? WMV is supported in flash 8 - what version do yoyu have?

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                Russ wrote:
                > Thanks for the reply, but...
                >
                > I tried the import option with my WMV file. The default extension it was
                > looking for was a FLA file. When I tried the import of the WMV file I got an
                > "unexpected file format" message, and got nowhere.
                >
                >
                • 5. Re: Newie needs help
                  Russ Level 1
                  I have flash 8.0.

                  I ran the encoder and created the FLV file and tried using that with the Flash Import and specified the FLV file and it took me to a video import screen where I can then browse to the WMV file. Trying to do the convert now.
                  • 6. Re: Newie needs help
                    Level 7
                    cool - let us know if you get it to work - if not, the file could be corrupt or something wrong with it.

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                    Russ wrote:
                    > I have flash 8.0.
                    >
                    > I ran the encoder and created the FLV file and tried using that with the Flash
                    > Import and specified the FLV file and it took me to a video import screen where
                    > I can then browse to the WMV file. Trying to do the convert now.
                    >