Archive for November 2012

2 Free Methods to Convert Flash for iPod touch 5

After the fall of Zune, iPod turns out to be the only choice of most users in digital market. Released on the same day of the loftily expected iPhone 5, iPod touch 5 soon turned out to be one of the best-selling MP3 players in the market. As the new flagship of Apple iPod, iPod touch 5 sports dual-core A5 processor, 4-inch Retina Display, 5-megapixel rear camera and powerful battery. Therefore, iPod touch 5 is viewed as an ideal entertaining tool for watching videos or enjoying movies.

General speaking, with the help of iOS 6, iPod touch 5 can install various third-party apps to support almost videos of all formats. However, this is not the case for Flash movies. In fact, it is not an easy task to play Flash on iPod touch 5. For one thing, iPod touch 5 has blacklisted Adobe Flash Player in system design as an Apple product; for another, there are no other third-party apps that can flawlessly help users play Flash movie on iPod touch 5. Therefore, users can’t watch Flash with iPod touch 5 until they can convert Flash for iPod touch 5 with a powerful SWF for iPod touch 5 converter. To this extent, two free methods on converting Flash for iPod touch 5 will be covered in this post.

Method One: Convert Flash to MP4

As a powerful multimedia tool, RealPlayer can not only help users to gain access to videos of all formats, but also convert videos at ease. However, since Flash can’t be converted via RealPlayer directly, users must convert the SWF file to a Real Player friendly movie in the first place. Therefore, users need to convert Flash to 3GP and then convert 3GP to MOV.

1. Download and launch Moyea SWF to 3GP Converter, which is provided as a free converter. Open it and then choose “From Folder” option in the drop-down menu of “Browser…” button to import local Flash movie.

Import Flash

2. Click “Export” tab and then set the output file as 3GP video in the drop-down menu of “Style“.

Convert Flash to 3GP

3. Click “Convert” tab to enter into corresponding panel and then start the conversion process with “Play and Capture” and “Finish” buttons in the panel.

Start the conversion

4. After the conversion process ends, play the 3GP video with RealPlayer. Then click “RealPlayer” button and choose “RealPlayer Converter…” option in the drop-down menu of “Tools” to enter into RealPlayer Converter panel.

Convert with RealPlayer

5. After that, set the output file as MP4 video for iPod touch 5 in the drop-down menu of “Converter to” and click “OK” button to finish the process of converting Flash for iPod touch 5.

Convert 3GP to MP4

Method Two: Convert Flash to MOV

While MOV file is supported by iPod touch 5, users may just as well convert Flash to MOV for iPod touch 5. Of course, users can make the conversion an easy task with professional tools like Moyea SWF to MOV Converter. However, to do is for free, users can convert the Flash file to AVI video and then convert AVI video to MOV file for iPod Touch 5.

1. Download and launch SWF Editor, open it and then click “Import…” in the drop-down menu of “File” to input the Flash movie.

Import SWF file

2. As the importing process ends, click “File” button and then choose “Export Movie…” in the drop-down menu of “Export” to export the SWF file as AVI video.

Export Flash file

3. Download Moyea Video4Web Converter, open it and then click “Add Video Files” in the drop-down menu of “File” to import the AVI video.

Import AVI file

4. Set the output video as MOV file for iPod touch 5 in the drop-down menu of “Profile“. Then click “Settings” button to enter into Settings panel where various video parameters are provided. To convert SWF file to a decent iPod Touch movie, set video size as “1136×640”, audio codec as “AAC” and video codec as “H.2640”.

Convert AVI to MP4

5. After all those steps, click Convert button to finish the process of converting Flash for iPod touch 5.

3 Ways to Watch Gnam Gnam Style on YouTube with iPad Mini

If there is an award for the best YouTube video of the year, Gnam Gnam Style will definitely be the winner. In three days, the Korean MTV topped YouTube as the most favored video of the year. Within a few months, Gnam Gnam Style makes PSY a world famous singer. Moreover, after exceeding On The Floor with 619 million to be the second most favored YouTube video of all time, Gnam Gnam Style is promising to beat Baby with 1 billion views in the forseeable future. As a consequence, the hot YouTube video turns out to be desired by iPad mini users.

As the latest iPad tablet smaller in size and lower in price, iPad mini is viewed as an ideal multimedia tool by many users. However, it is not an easy task for users to watch Gnam Gnam Style on YouTube with iPad mini. As an Apple tablet, iPad mini won’t add support to Adobe Flash Player. Moreover, as an iOS 6, iPad mini has removed YouTube app in system design. Therefore, this post will introduce three ways to help users play Gnam Gnam Style on YouTube with iPad mini.

Method One: Watch with Safari

Watch with Safari

When YouTube app was removed from iPad mini, not too much panic had been sent to users because they know they can watch YouTube videos like Gnam Gnam Style with Safari. Without the support of Adobe Flash Player, Safari can only enjoy online videos that are HTML5-based. Luckily, as the most popular online video website, YouTube can provide users the HTML5 version of almost every YouTube video. For example, videos on mobile version YouTube are mostly HTML5-based. Therefore, iPad mini users can easily enjoy Gnam Gnam Style on YouTube with Safari. Besides that, there are also some adds-on for Safari to help users convert Flash content to HTML5 file.   

Method Two: Download new YouTube app

YouTube app

As Apple deletes YouTube app for alleged contract issue, Google is willing to provide one for users. In fact, users are allowed to download the latest YouTube app from App Store since September. With the new YouTube app, users are allowed to get access to more YouTube videos. Moreover, new YouTube app not only sends users direct access to YouTube video, but also is provided for free. Therefore, viewing Gnam Gnam Style on YouTube with this free app is favored by most users.

Method Three: Get Adobe Flash Alternatives

iSwifter

In order to help users enjoy Flash movie with iPad mini, several Adobe Flash alternatives are provided. They are not only designed to help users watch YouTube videos freely but also Flash contents on mainstream websites. The most-well known Adobe Flash alternatives for iPad mini include Skyfire, iSwifter and iOSFlashVideo. The former two are low-budget apps sold on iTunes while the third one is provided for free. With those apps, users can not only watch Gnam Gnam Style on YouTube but also on almost all online websites.

Those are the methods users can employ to watch Gnam Gnam Style on YouTube with iPad mini. Those methods all work to help users take full advantages of iPad mini. Of course, for users who desire to watch Gnam Gnam Style offline, they can also convert the YouTube video to MP4 for iPad mini.