Converting a Movie to a flv File

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.


Step One

Open Adobe Media Encoder and click the Add button.

Step Two

Navigate to your QuickTime/MP4/MPG file to open and add it to the list.

Step Three

The main window lists your clips and allows you to set the Format, Preset and Output location.

Step Four

Select your clip and click the Settings button.

Step Five

The Export Settings section offers similar options as the initial panel.

Step Six

Click the Format tab to choose between flv or f4v. The f4v format works with Flash Player 9 and above.

Step Seven

Click the Video tab to resize your movie or change the frame rate.

Step Eight

The lower part of the Video tab includes options for setting the compression.

CBR = Constant Bit Rate

VBR = Variable Bit Rate.

Step Nine

Watch the estimated file size readout as you adjust the sliders.

Step Ten

Click Audio tab to access the audio settings.

Step Eleven

Click OK to return to the initial screen.

Step Twelve

To convert your movie, press the Start Queue button.

Acceptable Movie Formats

Adobe Media Encoder imports MP4, MPG and QuickTime files.