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A Free Method to Watch Flash on The new iPad

When it comes to tablet market, iPad matters. Since its release several years ago, iPad had not only brought tremendous profits to Apple but also led the world to the era of tablet. Since its release in March, The new iPad helped Apple to gain doubled profits in the second quarter with its innovative designs. However, watching Flash on The new iPad has become a trouble for users after support to Adobe Flash was excluded in the plan.

Generally speaking, favored apps like iSwifter and SkyFire are provided in iTunes which enables users to play Flash on The new iPad. With low budget, three dollars for iSwifter or five dollars for SkyFire, users can easily make Flash accessible to The new iPad. However, there are also some free ways to view Flash on The new iPad. For users who are OK with the complicated operations, this post will present them a free method to convert Flash for The new iPad.

Since MP4 video is supported by The new iPad, a feasible way to watch Flash on The new iPad is to convert the SWF file to MP4 video for The new iPad. Therefore, this post will show you how to manage the conversion from Flash to MP4 video in two steps.

Step 1: Convert SWF to 3GP. To convert SWF to 3GP for free, one can refer to Moyea SWF to 3GP Converter.

1. Download and launch Moyea SWF to 3GP Converter. Open it, click “Browser…” and then choose “From Folder” option in the drop-down menu.

Import Flash

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

Flash to 3GP

3. Click “Convert” tab to manage the conversion process from SWF to 3GP. Click “Play and Capture” to start capturing and then click “Finish” button when the Flash file ends.

Convert Flash to 3GP

Step 2: Convert 3GP to MP4. A free app to convert 3GP to MP4 is Moyea Video4Web Converter which can convert videos to Flash videos easily.

1. Download and launch Moyea Video4Web Converter. Open it, click “File” and choose “Add Video Files” in the drop-down menu to import the 3GP video for The new iPad.

Import 3GP

2. Set the output video. Make the output file a MP4 video for The new iPad in the drop-down menu of “Profile“.   

3GP to MP4

3. Set video size for The new iPad. Click “Settings” button next to “Profile” bar to enter corresponding panel. Then set the video size as 1920×1080, audio sample rate as 48 kHz and audio bit rate as 128 kbps for The new iPad.

Customize video

4. Click convert button to start the conversion from 3GP file to MP4 video for The new iPad.

Those are the steps to manage the conversion from SWF to MP4 for The new iPad. Though the operations are quite complicated, it is a free method to enjoy Flash on The new iPad. For those who want to convert Flash to MP4 directly, they can refer to Moyea SWF to Video Converter.

Microsoft IE9 will Support VP8 Video Technology and May Replace Flash

May 20th, 2010, manager of IE department Dean Hachamovitch said Microsoft IE9 browser will support VP8 video CODEC technology, the purpose of which is to improve IE9’s openness and compatibility.

WebM Project

Google has announced the debut of WebM project on Wednesday’s I/O developers technology conference. WebM is an open, royalty-free network media file format, and is supported by the commercial software giants such as Mozilla(the developer of Firefox browser), Opera(the developer of Norway browser), AMD, Nvidia , Oracle and so on.

WebM adopts VP8 codec technology, which is Matroska media technology based on the network video technology developer On2.. Early this February, Google has taken over On2 with $1.06 million dollars. On2 is well-known for video compression technology, and this technology has been widely applied in all kinds of desktop software and mobile applications. On2 customers include Adobe, Skype, Nokia, Infineon, Sun, SONY, American network television servicer Brightcove etc.

Microsoft Response

Regarding Google WebM, Hachamovitch said on Wednesday’s night in blog: “IE9 supports not only HTML5, but also H.264 video and VP8 video. However, the premise is the users must have the VP8 codec pack installed in Windows.” He stressed that there are still some specific technical problems need to be solved before IE9’s perfect support to VP8.

Hachamovitch said: “I want to make it clear that we hope to maintain IE’s security and stability, but at the same, improve its openness and compatibility. We promise to the customers that IE9 shall support all the frequently-used media formats. Meanwhile, the intellectual property rights of Windows clients, developers, and all internet users, will be protected.

Standard Competition

Fully support to networl video is one of the new functions of HTML5 internet browsing standard. But for the network video standard, Ogg Theora and H.264 are deadlocked. Microsoft, as one of the important contributors to H.264 standard, decides to continually support it in Windows operating system and IE9 browsers. Apple also stands by H.264 and said the H.264 video technology will become the alternative products of Adobe Flash.

However, Mozilla and Opera have different voices. They disapprove H.264 format. In addition, the insiders who establish the the technical specification of HTML5 also said, network video standard should not only choose specific codec.

Insiders said, WebM project may help reduce the conflict between Ogg Theora and H.264. But if WebM can not get the support from Microsoft and Apple, it is very hard to be the actual network video standard. Apple hasn’t comment on Google’s release of WebM project yet.

Highly recommended by Mozilla

Mozilla preachers Chris Blizzard wrote in blog on Wednesday: “VP8 is superior to Ogg Theora speaking of codec quality, and it can compete with H.264 speaking of picture quality. We will support WebM in Firefox, and today we released the beta Firefox 4.0, with the early support to WebM.”

Opera also launched a beta browser which supports WebM format. Opera CTO Hakon Wium Lie said: “HTML, CSS and JavaScript have never had patent, Internet should always be open.

Although the video function of HTML5 standard may be a significant threat to Adobe Flash, Google and Adobe are already in the alliance and Google has decided to integrate Flash to its Chrome browser. Because of this, Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch said on Wednesday that Flash player will be integrated with VP8 function and the new product is set to be released within one year.

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