Archive for September 2010

Make a Demo to Visualize Flash to Video Conversion

Well, when we talk something about conversion, especially the format conversion of different video types, what is your first reaction? Bored? Confused? Or still wondering what is the exact difference between the two formats that I am going to convert?

It is normal and makes sense because almost all the articles and tutorials are actually introducing how to select the target video format, without pointing out the essence and usage of the conversion.

So, we need a special approach to visualize the conversion process from this format to that format, and at the same time, to make the users understand the actual use of input and output video format in a more entertaining way.

Right, we are talking about demo presentation. Here are some examples:

demopresentation1-flash to video

demopresentation2-ppt to video

How to make such a demo work? It is easy and just scroll down.

Find a proper host for your original source file: the left part in the illustration. For example, if your source file is flash SWF, upload it to webpage with code, click here for details and other approaches to visualize flashes. If the source file is Microsoft PPT, try to Google some hosting websites that can hold PPT and generate embed code for you to embed it anywhere you want on the internet.

Use the right converting product: the middle part in the illustration. Choose the products have good reputation to convert SWF to video, PPT to video or any other video conversion you need. It bridges the source and target formats, and the most important, it guarantees the good quality of the converted video, makes it playable, customizable and likable.

Find a platform to show your target file: the right part in the illustration. A platform to display your video is much easier to find nowadays. YouTube, Facebook, Myspace, etc will be ok. Most people choose to upload the converted videos to YouTube not only because it accepts diverse video formats, but also generates embed code for convenient insertion to webpage. Of course, you can also create your own web player to display those videos, like this one: Moyea Web Player.

For more interesting flash to video conversion demos, please click here. By the way, try to play those cute flash games, and that is exactly the charm of flash: interaction!

Diverse Ways to Upload SWF Files onto webs.com

There are a lot of websites nowadays that can facilitate to create your own website for free, and with rich style and templates to choose from. www.webs.com is one of them and one of my favorites as well.

webs homepage

View the flash demo below to know the great features of Webs and to discover what you can do on Webs.

A little more explanation before uploading SWF files onto webs.com:

1. Become a member of webs.com first, no worries, the sign up is simple and without too much data involved.

2. Follow the instructions afterwards to create your own website and customize it.

3. There are basically 3 popular forms of SWF files: the flash file saved in your local PC with .swf extension name; the flash file generated from flash making program with embedded HTML code; and the flash file downloaded online with its URL, we will talk about the ways to upload them all to webs today respectively.

Upload Flash File with .swf Extension to Webs

Log in to your webs account and enter the editing mode using site builder. Click “Video” tab on the top to enter “Insert a Video” interface.

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Click the video type you are going to add on the left panel to start the uploading process. It is very necessary to know the video formats that webs.com accept shown below:

webs acceptable formats

Oops! .SWF is definitely not supported. In this circumstance, take it easy and use SWF to Video converter to convert .swf file to above eligible formats within seconds.

convert swf to video

Upload the converted .swf file to your own page created by webs.com, preview the effect like this.

preview swf on webs

Upload Flash File with Embedded Code to Webs

If your flash file(flash banner, for example) is generated by other programs and with embedded code, you can add the code directly to webs by clicking “HTML” tab located in the top tool bar.

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Preview the effect.

preview swf on webs

Upload Flash File from URL to Webs

If the only source you know is flash URL, which was extracted from flash downloader like this:
swf online download

Click “HTML” tab mentioned previously, add the flash URL to the embed code we provided like this:

swfonwebs-9

Width and height value can be changed according to the actual demand.

Preview the effect.

preview swf on webs

These are 3 different ways for uploading 3 different forms of flash SWF files to your own webpage created by webs.com. Go ahead and try them to make your page unique and memorable.

SWF Cache Viewer – the Storage Area of Flash Files from Browser Cache

Here we are talking the most convenient way to extract and view flash SWF files detected and saved in your internet browser cache.

It is easy because you do not have to worry about where and how to find the flash material. When you are browsing the internet pages and having fun, the eligible flashes will be automatically detected, collected and saved in your browser cache.

It is convenient because you do not have to download and install this cache viewer separately, it is given for free as a bonus gadget and extra way to input flash SWF files to the main program, which will proceed to convert those raw materials to popular video, audio, picture formats with original flash animation effect.

It is just a perfect flash viewer that will play the stored flash clips directly in the cache window and list the flash info like file name, file size, file time and file path, etc for your reference.

That ‘s it! The easiest way to grab and play flash SWF files saved in internet browser cache and reserve them as resources for future use.

Where to Find SWF Cache Viewer?

Located in “Browse” tab, and just click “From IE cache“.

swf cache viewer 1

How to Use SWF Cache Viewer?

Select and browse the saved SWF files in the cache window, finalize one to proceed to the next conversion process.

swf cache viewer 2