I've been running into issues with the compression of my flash animations when imbedding them into powerpoint. The .mov files provide sharp playback, but after they are converted to mp4, the resolution drops. I need mp4 files so that the movies are compatible with both Mac and PC versions of powerpoint. I have changed the settings to increase the frames per second, and have the highest qualities selected when converting from .mov to .mp4 without luck.
Does anyone have any advice for this issue? Is there a better way to convert .fla to .mp4 for PC Powerpoint compatibility?
I happily landed on this question-item in my quest for for ways to generate MP4 from a FLA files...but now that I am here....:
I agree. I think this is a relevant question.
Apologies for taking 6.5 years to answer this question. Things have changed in that time, so the answer is easier now!
The original poster's main problem I think was that the MP4 codec being used was MPEG-4, and it should have been H.264 to get much better quality. In 2010 the smoothness of the exported animation wouldn't have been perfect either.
These days, with Adobe Animate, or one of the most recent versions of Flash Pro CC, you can use File/Export/Export Video... and have that export go via Adobe Media Encoder to give a good quality MP4.
The exporting process does use QuickTime, so if you are doing this on Windows you would want to make sure QuickTime is installed. Here's Apple's installer: