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2 Free Methods to Convert Flash to FLV Video

Though the fall of Adobe Flash Player is a known story, it does little harm to the dominance of Flash in entertaining fields. Till now, Flash is still widely employed in various fields like online gaming or online video watching. As a consequence, the market is trying to find perfect Adobe Flash Player alternatives to help users enjoy Flash movies at ease. However, Flash is so unique that it won’t be supported by most mainstream media players and even video editors. Therefore, the conversion from Flash to FLV video seems to be quite necessary.

In fact, converting Flash movie to FLV video is of great benefits to users. For one thing, users can share the interesting Flash content with friends by uploading it to YouTube after the conversion. For another, users are allowed to edit the Flash file with easy-to-use editors like Windows Movie Maker after the conversion. Though there are plenty of decent SWF to FLV converters in the market, most of them charge. Therefore, two free methods on converting Flash to Flash video will be covered here to help users better enjoy the fun of Flash movies.

Method One: Record Flash with Screencast-O-Matic

As a professional screen recorder, Screencast-O-Matic enables users to record everything on the screen at ease. Moreover, Screencast-O-Matic not only allows users to set the output format of the recorded video as FLV/MP4/AVI/GIF file, but also upload the recorded video to YouTube directly. Therefore, here is the strategy of converting Flash to FLV video with Screencast-O-Matic. Users can record those online or downloaded Flash with this screen recorder and then save the recorded video as FLV video.

Step 1: Download and launch Screencast-O-Matic, open the Flash file one desires to convert to FLV video and then open the video recorder. Fix the recording window to the appropriate size of the Flash movie.

Set the recording area

Step 2: Click “Start” button or press “Alt+P” keys to start the recording process. As the Flash movie finishes, click “Done” button to finish the recording.

Record the screen

Step 3: Click “Publish to Video File” and then set the output file as FLV video in the drop-down menu of “Video Type“. After that, click “Save Video” button to start the conversion from Flash to FLV. However, users have to tolerate the irritating black margin once they fail to get the appropriate recording size.

Export as FLV video

Method Two: Convert Flash with converters

Since it is not an easy task to get a powerful and free Flash to FLV video converter, this method will introduce users how to manage the conversion in an indirect way with two free converters. What users get to do is to convert Flash SWF to 3GP video with Moyea SWF to 3GP Converter and then convert the 3GP file to FLV video with Moyea Video4Web Converter. Though the method may seem to be quite complicated, it can provide users decent FLV video without the annoying black margin.

Step 1: Download and launch Moyea SWF to 3GP Converter. Open it and click “Input” tab and then choose “From Folder” option in the drop-down menu of “Browser…” to import downloaded Flash file.

Import Flash file

Step 2: Click “Export” tab and then set the Flash file to 3GP video in the drop-down menu of “Style“. After that, click “Convert” tab to enter into corresponding panel where users can manage the conversion from Flash file to 3GP video.

Convert Flash to 3GP

Step 3: Download and launch Moyea Video4Web Converter. Open it and then import the 3GP video with “Add Video Files” option in the drop-down menu of “File“.

Import the 3GP video

Step 4: Set the output video as FLV file in the drop-down menu of “Profile“. Then click “Edit” button to enter into Video Edit panel where users can wipe out the black margin of the video with “Crop” tab.

Convert 3GP to FLV

Step 5: After that, click Convert button to manage the conversion process from 3GP to FLV. As the conversion ends, users have succeeded in converting Flash file to FLV video.  

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.

Import SWF

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


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.

Start recording

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.

Record flash game

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.

Top 3 Free Windows Screen Recorders Designed for Better Entertainment

What can we do when we have no time to enjoy our favored sports events? This is what had troubled thousands of sports fans during 2012 London Olympics. Though 2012 Olympic closing ceremony had ended, we may encounter the same embarrassing situations in the next Summer Olympics. When we have missed an excellent Olympic match, we have to wait for long before the replay is available. Therefore, we need to figure out a way to help ourselves out.

A feasible way to manage it is to record those sports events with powerful and free Windows screen recorders. For one thing, free Windows screen recorders can provide us videos with excellent quality. For another, free Windows screen recorders help us to flex time to enjoy those recorded Olympic competitions. Moreover, we can also convert those recorded matches to various videos for our portable devices. Therefore this post will present you top three free Windows screen recorders that can provide you better entertainment experience.

1. BB FlashBack

BB Flashback

BB FlashBack is an easy-to-use Windows screen recorder that can provide you decent and high quality movies. Three recording modes are provided naming “Full screen“, “Region” and “Window“. One can choose to record the sound from PC Speaker or Microphone. However, it is quite troublesome to record a certain regions because you need to trim the recording area with your cursor.

After the recording process, you can not only export the file as video in .swf/.mov/.wmv/.avi/.mp4/.exe formats, but also as a PowerPoint file. Consequently, you can play the recorded file with your portable devices easily. For example, you can play the exported Flash with HTC One X by converting the SWF file to AVI video with Moyea SWF to Video Converter.

2. Screencast-O-Matic


Unlike BB FlashBack, Screencast-O-Matic is a Windows screen recorder provided with free version and pro version. In the free version of Screencast-0-Matic, the default size of recording area is provided ranging from 640×480 to full screen. Of course, you can crop the window size with the cursor. Press “Ctrl+P” to start the recording and then click “Done” button to end the recording.

Moreover, you can not only publish the recorded video to YouTube but also export the file as a FLV/MP4/AVI video or a GIF image. To use it as a free Windows screen recorder, the watermark will be added to the left corner of the video.

3. HyperCam 2

Hyper Cam2

As a free Windows screen recorder, HyperCam 2 only exports the recorded file as AVI video. Good news is that no watermark will be traced in the output video. You can only choose to record a specified region or a certain window. However, it provides you much simple operations on choosing recording regional area. A dashed box will be provided to enable you customize those regions you desire. To start recording, press F2 button and to end the recording, press F3 button before clicking F2 button again.

Those are the top three free Windows screen recorder for you to get better entertainment experience. Whenever you get no time for a favored program, you can record them with those free screen recorders. Then convert the recorded files to other videos for your portable devices like HTC One X, Google Nexus 7 or The new iPad.