Archive for March 2011

Step-by-Step Tutorial of Adding Flash to Facebook & Other SNSs

If you are a Social Network Site(SNS) master, I am not surprised at all that you possess Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, YouTube, etc. at the same time.

Twitter is fast, succinct, easy-to-use, but not that multimedia-friendly, and has 140 character limit; MySpace is self-oriented and it is more like a personal territory to display who you are and what do you like; YouTube, no doubt, is a video-sharing site that would bring you and your friends more visual enjoyment. What about Facebook? Well, it is a combination of them all and gives you 100% freedom to express yourself using all the medias like video, audio, picture, blog, note and so on.

Facebook is a totally open space that you can add almost anything you like, including flash swf file. It is quite tricky to add flash animations, for example, flash e-cards, flash movies, flash games, etc to facebook because unlike the way you add video or audio to facebook directly, you have to install an extra tab, or extension, to make your flash artwork playable on facebook.

Before we get to know how to add flash SWF to facebook, let us have a glance at the current and the most popular tabs that facebook already has: Wall, Notes, Video and Photo.

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Then we come to the point: the way makes Flash SWF work in your facebook. First, make sure you had switched to your facebook page, search “fbml” in the searching box located on the top of your facebook page.

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Visit the “Static FBML” page and add this application to your own page. Click “Edit Page” button on the top right to enter the page editing interface, and then choose “Apps” from navigation bar on the very left.

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Now you will see the FBML application you just installed. Click “Go to App“to add your own flash to your facebook page right here.

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Kindly remind two very important things here: make sure your flash SWF is hosted either by your own server or by other websites, get the URL of this flash file that you are going to add to facebook; make sure you include the following codes in FBML tab as well.

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Note: replace the first URL with your own flash file’s URL and replace the second one with a picture URL as your flash icon.

Save changes and then quit the FBML edit interface, your added flash animations on facebook will look exactly like this:

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Import SWF into Sony Vegas to Create Videos without Limits

Let us get the point without beating around the bush. How to import SWF files into Sony Vegas so that you can proceed to create a unique video with many video editing features available to use? Well, this simple-but-complicate question actually involves 3 concepts: what is Sony Vegas? What are the formats that Sony Vegas supports to import? And what makes it possible to input SWF to Sony Vegas?

Sony Vegas software family provides complete solutions for all video-edit beginners, experienced filmmakers, or professional broadcast producers to create and edit video and audio masterpieces totally in their way. The flash animation below shall demonstrate the main features of Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD 9.

Sony Vegas supports to import and export the following formats in the chart respectively.

Sony Vegas Supported Formats

Import

AIFF, ATRAC, AVI, BMP, CDA, FLAC, GIF, JPG, LPEC, MMV, MP3, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, Sony M2TS, OGG, PCA, PNG, PSD, QuickTime, SFA, TGA, TIF, W64, WAV, WMA, WMV

Export

AC-3, ATRAC, AVI, FLAC, MP3, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, OGG, PCA, QuickTime, RealAudio, RealVideo, W64, WAV, WMA, WMV

As you can see from the chart above, some frequently-used formats are not included, for example, FLV, SWF, etc. Then how to make SWF compatible with Sony Vegas if the conversion between SWF and Sony Vegas is a necessity? Under this circumstance, an SWF to Sony Vegas converter is definitely need.

Option 1: You can convert SWF to video formats like AVI, MPEG, WMV to make it Sony Vegas friendly.

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Option 2: You can convert SWF to audio formats like AIFF, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA for easy input in Sony Vegas.

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Option 3: You can convert SWF to image formats like GIF, JPG, TIFF which are Sony Vegas supported import formats.

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So, enjoy the excellent video editing features now in Sony Vegas that enable you to transform your original flash SWF file to another video masterpiece!

Japan Tsunami Formation Flash Demonstrating – Pray for Japan

When you call my name it’s like a little prayer
I’m down on my knees, I wanna take you there
In the midnight hour I can feel your power
Just like a prayer you know I’ll take you there — MADONNA

Earthquake, tsunami, nuclear explosion happened in Japan shocks the whole world! But Japan, we can feel your power! Many people are dead, homeless, exhausted, but the Japanese never get desperate! They are calm, brave and united.

After the disaster struck, the balance of the planet is even shifted according to a geological survey. The quake caused a rift 15 miles below the sea floor that stretched 186 miles long and 93 miles wide. The areas closest to the epicenter of the quake jumped a full 13 feet closer to the United States.

Why Japan earthquake has such destructive power and how Japan tsunami become an accomplice after the earthquake? The flash animation below about earthquake focus and tsunami formation may explain everything.

This simple Flash animation shows the relationship between earthquake focus and earthquake epicenter which is found directly above the focus. Also displayed in the animation are the fault plane, fault scarp, and fault trace.

Download this earthquake focus flash animation now!

Then we come to know what does it take to form a tsunami. The flash animation below illustrates the steps involved in producing a tsunami. First, motion along a submerged fault plane causes a column of water to rise directly above the epicenter. As the wave approaches the shore, it slows, wave height grows, and wave crests grow closer together. The heightened wave then reaches the shore and can extend far inland, destroying everything in its path. Tsunami-like waves can also be caused by underwater landslides.

Download this tsunami formation flash animation now!

Be strong, Japan! We pray for you!

Adobe New Tool May be Able to Convert Flash to HTML

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A foreign media report says that Adobe has recently released a tool which is able to convert Flash files to HTML documents. However, this tool at present is only available for developers due to the imperfect functions.

For the large quantity of Adobe Flash users, especially for iPhone and iPad users, the biggest problem is that it does not support all the mobile platforms. Even Google operating system Android just began to support Flash until version 2.2, and it still takes some time for Android 3.0 “Honeycomb”, which is designed exclusively for tablet PC, to get Flash support.

HTML 5 is one of the Apple-supported formats and with lower hardware requirements. Popular websites like YouTube and many other more support exactly this format. Therefore, Adobe has released a new file converting application called Wallaby that is able to convert Flash to HTML. However, this tool is currently only available for developers, ordinary users cannot install it in their mobile phones and browse Flash page at this moment.

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As indicated in the statement upon release, Adobe said its initial goal is to provide advertisers with a feasible solution, so that they can deliver their Flash ads to Apple iOS compatible equipments. Therefore, Apple iOS users still can not load the websites based on Flash, but can view the advertisement placed on it.

Nevertheless, this is a big leap taken by Adobe. The original version of Wallaby does not support to convert ActionScript, movies and music files, but Adobe is consistently working on it to improve the program by adding more functions. At present, Wallaby is able to convert Flash files to HTML, CSS and JavaScript files.

For other popular target formats(for example, video, audio and image) you can convert flash SWF files to, please click here to know more.

International Women’s Day Gift Selections

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No matter what your another female half is: your wife, your mother, your girlfriend, your daughter, or your female friends, you owe them a festival greeting today and probably a gift as well: Happy Women’ s Day!

Mar 08th every year, a remarkable date of global celebration of women. Events are scheduled to take place in more than 100 countries around the world on March 8 this year 2011, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day.

To show your respect and gratitude to the most important women in your entire life in Women’s Day 2011 , a delicate Women’s Day Gift is a must. Here are some clues that may make the gift selection a little bit easier.

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Women’s Day Recipes – no woman wants to be fat! Then give her some healthy recipes that is very delicious but with low calories. Vegetable salad, mini whole-wheat pita bread, fresh or frozen, unsweetened blueberry juice, light midafternoon snack, etc are very good choices.

Women’s Day E-card – if you are too busy to search those food recipes, find some nice flash Women’s Day E-cards instead. Directly download it from Internet and convert the flash Women’s Day E-card to MP4 format so that she can enjoy it anytime on her iPhone, iPod, and the latest iPad 2.

Tips: you can even use flash downloader to download the above flash Women’s Day E-card in .swf format.

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Women’s Day Sweepstakes – wanna try your luck? Consider Women’s Day Sweepstakes and Women’s Day Lottery! Enter your lucky numbers for your chance to win incredible prizes including cash, holiday vacation packages, electronics stuffs, cosmetics, evening gowns and so on. Quite tempting, but do remember do not get addicted. Just indulge yourself once today on Women’s Day.

Last but not the least, greet her Happy Women’ s Day again! Have fun, girls!

Brazil Carnival Costumes Flash Games Collection

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The Rio Carnival 2011 Brazil has just started! Carnival, as the most famous holiday in Brazil, has become an event of huge proportions. The country stops completely for almost a week and festivities are intense from dawn to dusk.

Modern Brazilian Carnival originated in Rio de Janeiro in 1641, and then gradually became an annual festival held forty-six days before Easter and spreaded in mainly coastal cities. Brazil Carnival Styles and Brazil Carnival Costumes are the most highlights you definitely can not miss!

Basically, the Brazil Carnival Style varies by state: for example, here we have Rio de Janeiro style, São Paulo style, Bahia style, Pernambuco style, Minas Gerais style, etc.

Brazil Carnival Costumes are distinctive clothes that make carnival hotter. The colorful and stylish costumes are really impressive for all the visitors.

However, here comes a bad news saying over 50% of Brazilians think the carnivals recently are visitor-oriented too much so that it is getting more and more commercial. Instead of celebrating this biggest festival with the crowd, more local people choose to get away or hide. Anyway, for those who have not been there yet to experience Brazil Carnival in person, we hope this tradition can last forever and all the best parts can be remained.

To make it up, there are some funny Brazil Carnival Costumes flash games list below, a kind of experience and memory as well.

And do remember that you can play those carnival-themed flash games anytime you want and share how you play that game on various portable devices with the assistance of a handy flash downloader and flash SWF to video converter respectively.

Apple iPad 2 Release Date Debate and 5 Reasons to Buy or not Respectively

Mar, 02nd, 2011 may be a regular date as usual, but it won’t be any more because this date is rumored to be the release date of the magical and revolutionary Apple iPad 2!

Finger crossed this date will be the right one for Apple to debut iPad 2, and besides the release date, more people are interested in what new features that iPad 2 is going to offer this time. This makes sense! The actual function of iPad 2 sounds more tempting than the pure-numbered release date.

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4 Rumored but Greater Innovations of Apple iPad 2

1. iPad 2 is thinner and lighter.
2. iPad 2 is with at least one built-in camera for video call.
3. iPad 2 is equipped with much faster CPU.
4. iPad 2 is bigger in memory capacity.

5 Possible Reasons to Buy iPad 2 Due to above Upgrades

1. The second version of iPad 2 may be better than the first iPad. Take iPhone’s debut for example, just months after it hit the market, the 4GB version was scuttled and the 8GB version’s price dropped. Therefore, the thing for sure is iPad 2 is definitely better than iPad, but much better one will come soon too.

2. iPad 2 may have the video-call function. iPad is said to be just a giant mobile touch-screen device, it can not replace the smart phone. However, iPad 2 this time may change the thing by adding the built-in camera that can do video-calls.

3. iPad 2 may be stronger. Don’t expect Apple iPad to react well to almost anything in the world. Water, soda, food, kids, pets and so on. However, iPad 2 this time may be a surprise.

4. iPad 2 is thinner. Comes along with bigger RAM memory capacity, more delicate Apple-signature design and lighter weight.

5. iPad 2 may bring new playmates. Follow-up upgrades will emerge after the debut of iPad 2. New iTunes, new applications, new iPad cases, and many other more new accessories.

5 Possible Reasons not to Buy iPad 2 Due to its Predecessor

1. iPad 2 still does not have SD card slot as well as USB. The machine expansion still remains a problem.

2. iPad 2 does not support Flash as usual. It is impossible to play Flash content or an embedded FLV file in Flash even on iPad 2. However, there is a way to convert Flash SWF to iPad or iPad 2 friendly format to guarantee an anytime and anywhere Flash enjoyment on iPad 2.

3. iPad 2 excludes bookmarks sync function.

4. iPad 2 can only operate Apple-authorized software. Safe but boring!

5. iPad 2 is not after all an individual computer. No keyboard, no mouse, no dice and totally depends on its battery life.

To know more info about the upcoming Apple iPad 2, please visit the following source links:

iPad 2 official site: http://www.apple.com/ipad/

Flash solution on iPad 2: http://new.swfkits.com/swf-to-ipad-converter/

Flash solution on other Apple gadgets: http://new.swfkits.com/products/index.html#url=3

Which One is Your Favorite Flash Game Website?

What if you are a flash game enthusiast but getting bored eventually with the game sources you already have? Or you know a lot of cool flash game websites that you can hang out but sometimes wonder whether you can play those flash games offline? It still makes sense even you have the idea that to share the way how you play the flash game with more friends on Internet.

All right, let us break those hassles down one by one. First, the recommendations of some nice flash game websites. You may notice that the flash game websites we have picked here are presented by a free and handy flash game downloader, which will be discussed later in the second part of this blog.

Flash Game Website Recommend #1 www.bored.com: Your home for fun games. This website is equipped with hundreds of flash games that you can play for free, every day!

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Flash Game Website Recommend #2 www.armorgames.com: Flash games from different categories, the site comes along with easy navigations like Web Game, Site News, Player Ranking, New Game and so on.

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Flash Game Website Recommend #3 www.bubblebox.com:

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Flash Game Website Recommend #4 www.epic-ninja.com:

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Flash Game Website Recommend #5 www.newgrounds.com: The large Flash games and animation site that spawned Alien Hominid, has been accepting user-produced submissions since 1999.

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Second, way to download flash games from above sites so that you can play offline and at any time you want. This is one of the most useful applications that appreciated a lot by flash game fans. Just use the mentioned flash downloader and enter the webpage URL where your desired flash content is embedded.

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Third, for those who want to share the recipe of how to play the flash game on Internet. Well, it sounds not that complicated. All you need is a good SWF to video converter. Choose to generate any popular video format from the original SWF file, play the game as you usually do during the capture process, and then upload the converted game recipe to famous video-sharing websites like YouTube, Google Video, etc. for easy sharing.

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