At 3/24/12 05:11 PM, lpfann2 wrote:
The real problem now is that AVI's export fine and fit the screen of youtube...however AVI's don't play movie clips...so that's dumb
MOV's at the same screen size and whatnot, do play movie clips, but don't fit the screen, or atleast it didn't whenever I tested it out.
I don't know maybe i'm doing something wrong but it seems like flash really hates video formats, maybe I'll just try the PNG sequence thing.
I think everybody has the same string of problems when trying to get Flash movies on Youtube, so let me try and break down what I personally do (which may or may not be the best way to go, but it's worked pretty well so far).
First of all, it is very difficult if not impossible to export a movie directly from Flash as an .avi or .mov and have it turn out right. As you mentioned, some of the file types don't recognize the code that makes movieclips work, and so they just stay frozen on the first frame. And then, even if you manage to get around that, it's still unlikely that you'd get a good quality result. All of this just gets worse the more complicated the video becomes.
Quite frankly, even though it seems like there should be a better way, an swf to video converter is actually the best way to go: they're basically a specialized screen capture software, so it always records the video exactly as it displays. And unfortunately, it has to cost money, because the free ones don't work.
Trust me, I tried for a good YEAR to find an efficient and free way to get my videos on Youtube until I finally gave up and just bought some extra software. If you get the right one though, it's totally worth it. I personally recommend Sothink's converter. It converts everything very smoothly, and rarely has any problems. But you can get a free trial of it to see for yourself. I've also used Moyea's software, which also has a free trial, and is cheaper.
Anyway, I hope some of that helps. Good luck!