Though the fall of Adobe Flash Player is a known story, it does little harm to the dominance of Flash in entertaining fields. Till now, Flash is still widely employed in various fields like online gaming or online video watching. As a consequence, the market is trying to find perfect Adobe Flash Player alternatives to help users enjoy Flash movies at ease. However, Flash is so unique that it won’t be supported by most mainstream media players and even video editors. Therefore, the conversion from Flash to FLV video seems to be quite necessary.
In fact, converting Flash movie to FLV video is of great benefits to users. For one thing, users can share the interesting Flash content with friends by uploading it to YouTube after the conversion. For another, users are allowed to edit the Flash file with easy-to-use editors like Windows Movie Maker after the conversion. Though there are plenty of decent SWF to FLV converters in the market, most of them charge. Therefore, two free methods on converting Flash to Flash video will be covered here to help users better enjoy the fun of Flash movies.
Method One: Record Flash with Screencast-O-Matic
As a professional screen recorder, Screencast-O-Matic enables users to record everything on the screen at ease. Moreover, Screencast-O-Matic not only allows users to set the output format of the recorded video as FLV/MP4/AVI/GIF file, but also upload the recorded video to YouTube directly. Therefore, here is the strategy of converting Flash to FLV video with Screencast-O-Matic. Users can record those online or downloaded Flash with this screen recorder and then save the recorded video as FLV video.
Step 1: Download and launch Screencast-O-Matic, open the Flash file one desires to convert to FLV video and then open the video recorder. Fix the recording window to the appropriate size of the Flash movie.
Step 2: Click “Start” button or press “Alt+P” keys to start the recording process. As the Flash movie finishes, click “Done” button to finish the recording.
Step 3: Click “Publish to Video File” and then set the output file as FLV video in the drop-down menu of “Video Type“. After that, click “Save Video” button to start the conversion from Flash to FLV. However, users have to tolerate the irritating black margin once they fail to get the appropriate recording size.
Method Two: Convert Flash with converters
Since it is not an easy task to get a powerful and free Flash to FLV video converter, this method will introduce users how to manage the conversion in an indirect way with two free converters. What users get to do is to convert Flash SWF to 3GP video with Moyea SWF to 3GP Converter and then convert the 3GP file to FLV video with Moyea Video4Web Converter. Though the method may seem to be quite complicated, it can provide users decent FLV video without the annoying black margin.
Step 1: Download and launch Moyea SWF to 3GP Converter. Open it and click “Input” tab and then choose “From Folder” option in the drop-down menu of “Browser…” to import downloaded Flash file.
Step 2: Click “Export” tab and then set the Flash file to 3GP video in the drop-down menu of “Style“. After that, click “Convert” tab to enter into corresponding panel where users can manage the conversion from Flash file to 3GP video.
Step 3: Download and launch Moyea Video4Web Converter. Open it and then import the 3GP video with “Add Video Files” option in the drop-down menu of “File“.
Step 4: Set the output video as FLV file in the drop-down menu of “Profile“. Then click “Edit” button to enter into Video Edit panel where users can wipe out the black margin of the video with “Crop” tab.
Step 5: After that, click Convert button to manage the conversion process from 3GP to FLV. As the conversion ends, users have succeeded in converting Flash file to FLV video.