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2 Methods to Convert Flash to AVI Video with Alpha Channel

What is an alpha channel? Generally speaking, red, green and blue works as three basic channels for images while alpha channel turns out to be an optional channel. Since alpha channel can define the transparence of the three channels, it is widely used in software like Photoshop to help users properly anti-alias two or more photos. Therefore, the same situation goes to videos with alpha channel. When using the video with alpha channel as the background of another movie, users can make the connection of the two movies look smooth and crisp.

“How can I use Flash movie as a background video for my recorded video?” “How can I convert Flash animation to AVI video with alpha channel so that I can use the Flash as computer screensaver?” Though many Flash animations are attached with alpha channel, the unique structure of Flash movie makes it unlikely to be used as background video or computer screensaver directly. Therefore, the conversion from Flash movie to AVI video with alpha channel seems to be quite necessary. This post will cover two methods to help users convert Flash SWF to AVI video with alpha channel.

Method One: Export Flash as AVI with alpha channel

With professional video editors like Adobe Premiere, users are allowed to edit the Flash animation and then export it as AVI video with alpha channel. However, since Adobe Premiere is the kind of software with high CPU occupancy, the exporting process will only slow down the computer’s processing speed. Besides that, the exported AVI video is usually extremely large in size. A 10MB Flash file will be exported as a 700MB AVI video.

Step 1: Download and launch Adobe Premiere Pro, open the video editor and then click “Import…” option in the drop-down menu of “File” to input the Flash movie for editing.

Import Flash movie

Step 2: After edit the Flash movie, click “Export” option in the drop-down menu of “File” and then select “Media…” option to enter into Export Settings panel.

Export Flash movie

Step 3: In order to convert Flash to AVI with alpha channel, set the output format as “Microsoft AVI”, video codec as “None”, depth as “32bit” and click “OK” button.

Add alpha channel to AVI video

Step 4: Then Adobe Media Encoder will be started. Click “Start Queue” button to begin the conversion from Flash to AVI.

Export Flash to AVI with alpha channel

Method Two: Convert with Moyea SWF to Video Converter

For users who find the first method complicated and useless, they can manage the conversion from Flash to AVI with alpha channel with the help of converters like Moyea SWF to Video Converter. Within a few clicks, users are allowed to manage the whole conversion process. Moreover, the converted AVI video not only gets fair storage space but also original animated effects.

Step 1: Download and launch Moyea SWF to Video Converter. Open it and then click “From Folder” option in the drop-down menu of “Browser…” to import the local Flash for conversion.

Flash to AVI with alpha channel: Import Flash

Step 2: Click “Export” tab, check “AVI with alpha” box and then choose the video codec as either RGBA32 or MFZO in the drop-down menu of “Profile”.

Flash to AVI with alpha channel: Choose video codec

Step 3: Click “Convert” tab to enter into corresponding panel where users can start the conversion from Flash movie to AVI video with alpha channel with buttons like “Play and Capture” and “Finish”. As the conversion ends, one can take full advantage of the converted AVI video with alpha channel.

Flash to AVI with alpha channel: Convert Flash to AVI with alpha channel

Flash Schools and Flash Tutorials 3 – Flash Embedded in HTML

We have introduced several ways to create Flash SWF in the previous blog titled “Flash How To“, then what to do next? Scroll down and you will see the topic today – embed the created Flash SWF into an HTML webpage.

To embed the Flash movie you just made into an HTML page, go back to the Flash program where you initially created the Flash object, and then do the following steps:

Step 1: Open the Flash movie you have created and export it by renaming the Flash file “yourflashname.swf”, exit after saving it in your web folder.

Step 2: Open the HTML page where you want to embed this Flash movie and insert this code:

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Note: This is the minimum code you need to embed a Flash movie in a browser. A broken icon will appear on the Web page if the user does not have the Flash plug-in installed.

Note: In the code above there is both an “embed” tag and an “object” tag. This is because the “object” tag is recognized by Internet Explorer, and Netscape recognizes the “embed” tag and ignores the “object” tag.

Step 3: Open the HTML file in your browser and check your first flash movie online.

Step 4: (Optional) If you have problem embedding the direct Flash SWF file, try to convert SWF to video or other web-friendly formats, for example, AVI, FLV, MP4, GIF, etc. This indirect way is for easy embedding while retaining the original animation effects.

Be a Part of Flash Mob to Celebrate New Year 2011 Uniquely

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Hello, newbies, when the first time you hear Flash Mob, I guess your immediate reaction is to think is this flash the same one as flash swf file that we always talk about here and what kind of tools we can use to convert it to regular video for easy playback on more platforms.

Well, I admit I had the same first reaction as you did. However, flash mob and flash are totally two different things! They share nothing in common except the same English word – “flash”. Seriously, flash mob refers to a large group of people who assemble suddenly via telecommunications, social media, or viral emails in a public place, perform an unusual and pointless act for a brief time, then disperse.

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Some basic background info about flash mob you should know:

The first flash mob – created in Manhattan in May 2003, by Bill Wasik, senior editor of Harper’s Magazine. The first attempt was unsuccessful but the second one was, which subsequently occurred on June 3, 2003 at Macy’s department store.

Notable flash mob 1 – the second largest and well-known flash mob was the April 2006 silent disco in London. At various London Underground stations, people gathered with their portable music devices, and at a set time began dancing to their music. It was reported that more than 4,000 people participated at London Victoria station.

Notable flash mob 2 – the world’s largest flash mob to date: Worldwide Pillow Fight Day (or International Pillow Fight Day) was a pillow fight flash mob that took place on March 22, 2008. Over 25 cities around the globe participated in the first “international flash mob”.

Will you be a part of flash mob to celebrate New Year 2011?

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I personally think it is a good idea and definitely you can give it a try! New Year 2011 is just around the corner and a flash mob new year celebration is no doubt a unique start. By the way, the only flash mob I have participated is Free Hugs, wow, that feels good! LOL!

Embed a 2011 New Year Flash Card to Your Blog with Ease

I did see a lot of questions posted on Q&A sites asking: is that possible or how to insert flash swf files in personal webpages or blogs? According to my own experience, I can definitely tell it is possible to insert flash swf files in your blog and you can have at least 2 simple ways to do it!

In order to be more specific, I will take Leawo official blog for example to demonstrate the way:

1. Upload Flash in .swf Format to Blog Directly

This is the simplest and the most convenient way to upload the existing swf file to blog. When we say “existing swf file”, it means the swf files saved in your PC and they can be either created by your own or downloaded from internet.

Most blogs powered by Word Press support this direct flash swf upload. Click “Add Video” to start uploading process.

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Wait until the uploading completed, the final effect is available to preview like this:

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However, the only inconvenient thing is you have to click the flash swf link and enjoy it in another window.

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2. Upload Flash in Regular Video Format to Blog Indirectly

To avoid the invisible flash problem mentioned above, better try this way. First download the online new-year-themed flash cards by entering the webpage URL where contains the flash card you want to download.

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Second, proceed to convert the downloaded New Year flash card to popular video format in its parental program swf to video converter.

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Then upload the converted flash swf in flv format now to blog. And frame it with a free flash video player which can be downloaded here for free. Preview the final effect like this:

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Now you can enjoy the animated New Year flash card in video format which keeps the original flash quality and effects.

Convert Thanksgiving-Themed PPT to Flash to Animate Your Idea and Display Online

Well, PowerPoint is still the No. 1 choice if you are educationally going to teach or demonstrate something. However, it has certain disadvantages such as it is modifiable for anyone, it is inconvenient for cross-platform usage, etc, making people start to search another form that can display & share & transfer their ideas and plans in webpage, email, even everywhere on the internet. You are right, we are talking about Flash.

And you all know that Thanksgiving Day 2010 is just around the corner, why not animate the Thanksgiving-themed PPT so it can be shared online with more friends?! That sounds amazing and it is quite easy to implement.

To visualize and animate PPT files, we may need a little extra help from a freeware called iSpring PPT to Flash Converter. It is a plugin-like program that will appear directly in your PPT file after installation and it works in two different ways: insert flash file SWF to the current PPT or convert the current PPT to Flash SWF with complete switching effects and links.

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Hold on, speaking of sharing those converted Thanksgiving-themed flashes, at least you have two choices. First, embed them directly into webpage like blog, forum or anywhere you like; second, convert them swiftly to video to play on various portable devices like iPod, iPhone, PSP etc to double the fun.

With a professional SWF to video converter, you have the infinite power to convert flash to whatever you want: flash to video, flash to audio, flash to video with alpha channel, flash to image, etc.

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You even deserve better. To customize your original flash file using the editing features like cropping and watermarking so that the output video is guaranteed to be unique and totally in your own style.

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So, if you are a little bit shy to express your thanks to the one you care on this Thanksgiving Day, try to convey your gratefulness to an animated flash or a vivid video instead, it will probably work!

How to Delet Flash SWF Cache under Firefox

Flash SWF cache under Firefox is a headache indeed. If you use Windows, this problem can be solved by adding a time stamp or version parameter. But the problem still remains if you use Mac OS.

Any solutions? Of course we do, just scroll down and you will know how:

1. Open Firefox;

2. Type “about:config” in Address Bar;

type about:config in adress bar

3. Agree the warning and continue;

agree warning and continue

4. Find “browser.cache.disk.enable”, double click to set it as “false”;

change settings

5. Close Firefox and reopen it;

6. Done!

Nevertheless, flash SWF cache is not always a bad thing because sometimes you may want to save those useful and pretty animations from your IE cache and then convert them to other video formats with SWF to Video Converter. Or just use a Free Flash Downloader to download any online SWF files you like!