At 10/19/01 03:09 PM, mantynband wrote:
I need help in converting this avi movie file into a Flash movie. I don't have the time to learn the intricacies of programming for Flash and the manual does not so much as help one bit. This movie does have sound, so include information on converting that as well. If I need to convert the movie file into a differant format or isolate the sound, include information on how to do that as well. Assume I am an idiot that can only do basic Windows stuff. If it helps, the movie isn't a standard one. It has a framerate of 23.98 and a size of 300x150. I would also appreciate if someone could tell me how to make a toolbar that allows you to do such things as pause and rewind. Right now, I don't have the time to learn all the intricacies of programming Flash but I really want to convert this movie. Any help is appreciated.
Unfortunately, you aren't likely to convert AVI to Flash.
The difference between Flash and AVI is key to understanding this concept.
AVI is basically like your standard video/TV show, in that it's just images stitched together that form movement, much like the retarded flipbook projects you've been made to do in school. A good analogy for an AVI would be as follows:
Take a camera, and take a bunch of pictures of one object. After each picture, move the object a very small distance in one direction. If you move those pictures fast enough, you've created an animated image of said object.
Flash, on the other hand, is based on vectors and key information. A Flash movie file is basically a load of coordinates with any imported bitmap images and audio.
Now, because AVI's are basically snapshots put together in order, and flash is based on points, lines, and other such things, the conversion, to my knowledge, CANNOT be made. Certainly, you can convert captured images from the AVI to vector in Flash 5, but you lose quality.
All in all, you CAN'T. Period. End of story. Find a different project.