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2 Apps to Record Flash Game for YouTube

Featured by rough video quality and simple operations, Flash game still plays an important role in the gaming field. Abundant in quantity and small in storage, Flash game is much favored by players. Moreover, players can not only find the Flash version of NES games like Super Mario but also Flash version of the latest games like FIFA 2012. However, not all the Flash games are easy to play.

“Are there any tips on Flash game Crimson Room?” Since there are difficult Flash games, various questions like the above one are asked to seek for guidance. If you happen to be good at this Flash game, you may just as well record the Flash game and then upload the recorded video to YouTube. Recording Flash game for YouTube is not only a time-saving method but also an efficient and simple way to help those green hands out.

However, to record Flash game for YouTube, we need the support of a powerful video reorder that can export the video as Flash video for YouTube. Therefore, this post will present you two apps to help you manage it.

I. Moyea SWF to Video Converter

Though Moyea SWF to Video Converter is not a screen recorder, it enables you to record the Flash game and then convert the recorded video to FLV file for YouTube. You can manage it with just a few clicks, follow those steps.

1. Download the Flash game from the Internet with Moyea Free Flash Downloader.

2. Open Moyea SWF to Video Converter, click “Browser…” button and then choose “From Folder” option to import the downloaded Flash game.

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3. Click “Export” tab, check “Video” and then set the output video as FLV file for YouTube in the drop-down menu of “Style“.

SWF to FLV

4. Click “Settings” button in the “Export” tab to enter Settings panel. Then set corresponding video parameters like video size and video codec.

Customize video

5. Click “Convert” tab to enter a new panel. Then click “Play and Capture” when you start playing and click “Finish” button when you have finished the Flash game. After that, the recorded video will be converted to FLV file for YouTube soon.

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II. Screencast-O-Matic

Screencast-O-Matic is a powerful screen recorder that enables you to record the Flash game freely. Moreover, one can keep the recorded video as YouTube video and even upload the video to YouTube automatically.

1. Download and launch Screencast-O-Matic and then open the web page where the Flash game rests.

2. Then customize the recording area as the same size of the window with the cursor. Click the red button in the panel to start the capturing.

Set recording area

3. Press “”Alt+P” button in the keyboard to pause. After that, click “Done” button to finish the recording process.

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4. Click “Publish to YouTube HD” icon, fill in the necessary information including “Title“, “Description“, “YouTube Account“, etc. and then click “Upload to YouTube” button.

Publish to YouTube

Those are the two apps for you to record Flash game for YouTube. In general, they all gain their advantages and disadvantages. Moyea SWF to Video Converter is a more powerful tool to help you record Flash game and Screen-O-Matic can help you to record various other games besides Flash game.

3 Different Versions of Mermaid Games

Though the debates over the existence of mermaid have lasted for centuries, no one dared to draw a convincible conclusion over this issue. However, things have changed after a video named Mermaids: The Body Found was aired on Discovery Channel. While supports believed that the authentic program on science had already proved their victory with The Body Found, they were told The Body Found was actually another mermaid movie made by Discovery Channel.

Due to The Body Found, the debate over mermaid’s existence is turning white-hot. Usually appearing in the fairy tales as the main character, mermaid is described as a beautiful, innocent and kind girl with the tail of fish. Thanks to the great successes of those fairy tales, the influence of mermaid has extended to movie and gaming field.

Actually, various mermaid movies have been made which present people different and impressive mermaid images. Besides that, various mermaid games have been launched which usually are quite successful. Therefore, this post will display three different versions of mermaid games.  

1. NES game: The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid NES

As a NES game released by Capcom in 1991, The Little Mermaid was made based on the 1989 movie named The Little Mermaid. In the game, the mermaid needs to fights against all creatures in the ocean in order to rescue the prince and beat the evil witch. Mermaid can shoot air bubbles from the tail to trap the enemy and then throw the bubbles to other enemies.

Though mermaid spent most of the time swimming in the marine in the game, she can occasionally battles on the land. There are treasures in the ocean for the mermaid that can help mermaid to get high bonus or shoot powerful bubbles. By collecting icons scattered throughout the levels, the mermaid will either restore healthy or gain extra life.

2. PC game: Aquaria

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Aquaria is a 2D sidescrolling action-adventure computer game released in 2007 for Windows. The PC game focuses more on exploration and puzzle-solving. Player needs to use a character named Naija to explore the underworld of Aquaria. As Naijia moves deeper, player will get to know more about the history of the world and Naijia.

In Aquaria, players can control to Naijia to sing, swim and combat. With different songs, Naija can move items, affect plants and change her physical appearance. To make it a simple exploration game, players can control Naijia to find as much treasure as possible in the marine and ignore the main plot. Aquaria was regarded as one of the most innovation video games in 2007 with over two million downloads.

3. Flash games: Ocean Mermaid and Mermaid Hearts

Small in storage and funny in content, Flash game is a good choice for those who want to have a relaxing time. Moreover, one can easily find the Flash version of almost all the popular games like Angry Birds and Super Mario. Two flash games on mermaids will be presented here so that if one is interested in them, he can enjoy them by downloading the Flash games on the Internet.

Ocean Mermaid is a mermaid dress-up game where player is allowed to decorate the mermaid with various tools. Mermaid Hearts is a shooting game where the mermaid bears the mission to collect as many hearts as possible without being touched.

Ocean Mermaid

Mermaid Hearts

Those are the three interesting mermaid games for different game consoles. Though The Little Mermaid was designed as a NES game, Aquaria as a PC game and Ocean Mermaid as a Flash game, they are all impressive games that can bring players happiness.

3 Methods to Enjoy Flash Games with Android Mobile

Since the release of Google Nexus 7, increasing attention has been paid to the latest Android 4.1, also known as Jelly Bean. Indeed, with open platform and friendly user interface, android mobile has soon become a mainstream in the marketplace since its release. Nowadays, android mobile and iPhone have gained over 60% of mobile market share, leaving the old ruler Nokia sighing behind.

It is estimated the 50 million units of Samsung Galaxy S3, the flagship of android mobile, have been sold in the second quarter, leaving the performance of iPhone far behind. Besides that, android mobile is also quite powerful in function. With the design of large display and responsive touch screen, android mobile can also be viewed as a good game console.

Unlike other games, Flash game is unique in design, funny in content and small in storage. One can always find the Flash version of popular games like Angry Birds and Super Mario. Therefore, with low CPU occupancy and little storage usage, Flash game is fit for android mobile. This post will present three ways to play Flash games with android mobile.

1. Adobe Flash APK

Adobe Flash APK

Though Jelly Bean has officially refused to support Adobe Flash, android mobiles with lower systems can still run Adobe Flash. After being rejected by Apple products, Adobe Flash has spent quite a long time with android mobile. Consequently, Adobe Flash APK has become an important app for android mobiles.

With Adobe Flash APK, android mobile users can either play online Flash games or enjoy the games after downloading Flash games from the Internet. However, android mobiles with systems higher than v4.0 or lower than v2.0 will not be supported by Adobe Flash. Moreover, since the mobile version of Adobe Flash is not as powerful as computer version, one may fail to enjoy Flash games with larger storage occupancy.

2. Scaleform

Scaleform

According to CNET, Scaleform is an app developed by Autodesk that enables android users to convert Flash games to android mobile games. It is said that the program is able to read Flash data and interpret it as mobile apps. What users get to do is just to download the Flash games they want to make for android mobile and then import it to Scaleform. In less than an hour, the Flash game will be deployed. Of course, users need to get Scaleform with a price tag of $295.

3. Convert Flash to APK

Flash to APK

As is known to all, games running on android mobiles are usually APK files. There are some advantages of converting Flash to APK files. For one thing, android mobile users can get rid of the trouble of compatibility issues; for another, android mobile users can better enjoy the Flash games. However, professional knowledge on both Flash and android system are required in this method.

Actually, plenty of tools can help users to convert Flash to APK file for android mobiles. If one is familiar with Flash CS5, he can export the Flash game as an APK file after installing a plug in named Air for Android. If one is familiar with Java, he can convert Flash game to APK with Java.

Therefore, those are the three methods to help users to play Flash games on android mobile. Simple as the first method is, it fails to support Flash games flawlessly. The second method is better with less knowledge required, but it is quite costly. As for the third method, it calls for too much professional knowledge. Consequently, android mobile users shall choose the method that best fit them.

Adobe Flash Roadmap for Runtimes – Game and Quality Video Oriented

It has been such a shame for Adobe since last year it admitted to cease the development of Flash Player for mobile equipments. However, it does not necessarily mean that the company has completely given up this rich media network format which has been considered ubiquity for a long time. Recently Adobe announced the new Flash roadmap file for runtimes, which lists the prior development projects and reveals the way how to continue and support Flash.

The future vulnerability repair and development will focus on two key areas: game and high quality video deploy. Due to its huge ubiquity, Adobe wants to see the situation that Flash is able to maintain its leading position in online games, and to support the developers through official game development plan and a set of game services. As for video, it’s Adobe’s commitment to work closely with hardware partners, and to provide video streaming and content protection technology to more platforms with local format.

Adobe promises to release Flash Player 11.2 in the first quarter of 2012, adding the support to mouse right-click and middle-click. Moreover, Adobe is planning to launch Flash Player “Cyril” in the second quarter of 2012 and “Dolores” in the second half of 2012. Although Cyril and Dolores aim just to increase the updates of product game function, Adobe has finished the regulation completely for Flash Player “Next”, which will be released sometime in the next year.

The platform support will be shrinking after the release of Flash Player 11.2, and Adobe then will stop the direct download of Linux version Flash browser plug-in. Alternatively, Adobe leads customers to use Google Chrome, which has Flash playback function integrated in default. Adobe cares Windows 8 very much as well, but as the operating system can be run on a variety of configurations, the Flash support configuration and time are unknown yet.

As for mobile field, the roadmap reminds us Flash Player 11.1 will be the last version with mobile equipment support, Adobe will afterwards only release the updates regarding vulnerability repair or security issues.

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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After Apple, Flash is Banned again in Google Android?

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It is well-known that Flash is banned in Apple iTunes online store, recently it has been rumoured that Google will take the same action to prohibit Flash in Android Market as well.

A Flash game developed by Kongregate has been deleted from Google Android Market recently, saying this application violated certain rules. Kongregate has also confirmed this officially. “We just released Kongregate Arcade yesterday for Android users, in a few hours it received very high praise and thousands of downloads. Unfortunately, it was deleted by Google from the store, denoting that it is illegal to install this application.”

“In fact, Kongregate Arcade is just a Flash game running in Android browser, it does not require any installation, though it will buffer the game to get faster loading speed. Their reason is too broad and can be applied in many other applications, such as Kindle (ebook application), but only ours was deleted.”

Google has not released any comment yet.

Flash Schools and Flash Tutorials 2 – Flash How To

After the general introduction of Flash in the previous blog entry, including the definition of Flash and the advantages & disadvantages of Flash, now we come to the second chapter of Flash Schools and Flash Tutorials series – how to deal with Flash? This part includes the following contents:

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Who can View and How to View Flash?

According to a survey conducted in 2000, 96.4% web users have Shockwave Player(Flash Player) preinstalled in their computers. There it goes, exactly those people can experience Flash content via the Flash Player.

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How to Create Flash Movie?

To create your own Flash movies, Flash games, Flash banners, Flash slideshows, Flash animations, etc. you have to have some Flash programs. For example, Adobe Flash Lite, Flash SWF Editor, Flash SWF Banner Maker and so on.

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How to Download & Convert Flash SWF Files?

Have no idea and prefer not bother to make Flash by yourself? Try to download it directly from Internet with a handy online Flash downloader and then proceed to convert the downloaded Flash SWF to video in popular formats for playback on various portable devices.

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How to Ask for Help about Flash?

After you have installed Flash, you should go through the lessons that are included in the program. Start Adobe Flash, click Help in the menu and choose Lessons. These lessons will teach you the basics of Flash.