Converting a Movie to a flv File
Flash CS4 Tutorial
How to Convert a Movie to a flv File for Use in Flash
There are two common ways to import video into Flash. The first method imports the file to the timeline and includes it in the swf file.
The second and more popular method creates a link between the swf file and an external flv or f4v file.
To make either of the methods work, you must first convert your movie to an acceptable format (flv (embed) or flv/f4v (external link)).
This topic describes the process of converting your movie to a flv or f4v file.
Open Adobe Media Encoder and click the Add button.
Navigate to your QuickTime/MP4/MPG file to open and add it to the list.
The main window lists your clips and allows you to set the Format, Preset and Output location.
Select your clip and click the Settings button.
The Export Settings section offers similar options as the initial panel.
Click the Format tab to choose between flv or f4v. The f4v format works with Flash Player 9 and above.
Click the Video tab to resize your movie or change the frame rate.
The lower part of the Video tab includes options for setting the compression.
CBR = Constant Bit Rate
VBR = Variable Bit Rate.
Watch the estimated file size readout as you adjust the sliders.
Click Audio tab to access the audio settings.
Click OK to return to the initial screen.
To convert your movie, press the Start Queue button.