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Post by nikos » 2016 Mar 20, 06:49

here's the comment area for today's blog post found at
http://zabkat.com/blog/convert-flash-SWF-to-MP4.htm

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Post by Kilmatead » 2016 Mar 20, 09:33

When I was younger I could have sworn SWF used to mean something else... but, live and learn.

You probably could have saved yourself a bit of time if you had just gone to StackExchange in the first place. :wink:

FFMPEG is a rather useful thingy - I'm forever ripping audio from videos and ever since Google started switching YouTube videos over to the .WEBM format (to kill Flash), after downloading they can just be fed through:

ffmpeg -i "Grumpy.webm" -vn -ab 128k -ar 44100 -y "Happy.mp3"

...and the audio is happily extracted on the other end. Couldn't be simpler. That said, when you've got around 100 codecs shoved down your trousers, you can pull all sorts of magic tricks out of your pockets. Virtually all of those "dedicated conversion utilities" are just FFMPEG wrappers anyway, usually with GUI's tacked on for those who are terrified of the command-line.

Plus, it keeps the flag flying for contemporary C development, as is only proper. None of your diseased "++" rubbish here.

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Post by nikos » 2016 Mar 20, 09:45

the surprise for me was that a single (ok 35MB pork) FFMPEG executable did the job without any special codecs. Or perhaps it accessed the codecs I had installed earlier. Or it has lots of codecs embedded in that 35 MB monster!

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Post by Kilmatead » 2016 Mar 20, 09:50

It uses the libavformat library, which, if you had noticed the link above labelled "100 codecs", you might have seen that... :roll:

Why else do you think media players like the VLC can play everything "out of the box"? (Oh look, yet another C project... :D)

(And the latest binary is actually 39.8MB, but we should never mention a girl's weight in public...)

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Post by Tuxman » 2016 Mar 20, 15:02

I recently used Swiffy for a quite well-matured browser game which still uses Flash videos for "intro graphics". It converted the Flash stuff into HTML5. Lovely, actually.
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Post by nikos » 2016 Mar 20, 15:15

interesting google find, but it doesn't work for x2 videos
https://swiffypreviews.googleuserconten ... com/swiffy
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Post by Tuxman » 2016 Mar 20, 15:20

It doesn't work for scripted videos (with dynamically inserted text) either, but it's a start.

I wonder what went wrong with your video. You might report this issue so they can fix it, though.
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Post by wasker » 2016 Mar 20, 16:28

BTW, for the future - ShareX is the tool to do screen capture. Can't recommend enough.
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Post by nikos » 2016 Mar 20, 17:01

I saw that recommended but their website doesn't do a good job explaining the output formats. I didn't see anything video-like

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Post by wasker » 2016 Mar 20, 17:08

There's a mode of screen capture that captures straight to MP4. Give it a try - this is one of my favorite pieces of software (along with x2 ;))
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Post by Tuxman » 2016 Mar 20, 17:12

It's in the menu. :)
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But I must admit that I had not known this option either. The good old ZUploader (which was renamed ShareX a few years ago) did not have it. Looks like "adopting early" makes me miss some things.
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Re: blog: new era for xplorer2 tutorial videos

Post by nikos » 2016 Apr 14, 08:54

apparently flash is getting better... or rather less rubbish :)
http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/04 ... arms-race/

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