How to use Free Video to Flash Converter

Step 1. Download Free Video to Flash Converter

This is a clearly free program. There is no spyware or adware. It's absolutely safe to install and to run!

Step 2. Launch Free Video to Flash Converter

Free Video to Flash Converter: launch the program

Follow Start > All Programs > DVDVideoSoft > Programs > Free Video to Flash Converter or just click the DVDVideoSoft Free Studio icon on the desktop.

The interface is very simple and self explaining. There is a field for input files, a field for an output path, and the lists with preconfigured profiles. If you want to change the theme (program skin), go to Options → Theme.

Step 3. Select Input Video Files

Free Video to Flash Converter: select input file

Click the Add files... button to select an input video file(s) from your computer.

Input file formats:*.avi; *.ivf; *.div; *.divx; *.mpg; *.mpeg; *.mpe; *.mp4; *.m4v; *.webm; *.wmv; *.asf; *.mov; *.qt; *.mts; *.m2t; *.m2ts; *.mod; *.tod; *.vro; *.dat; *.3gp2; *.3gpp; *.3gp; *.3g2; *.dvr-ms; *.flv; *.f4v; *.amv; *.rm; *.rmm; *.rv; *.rmvb; *.ogv; *.mkv; *.ts.

Free Video to Flash Converter: set output file name

By default the output file name is the same as video title is. If you want to change it click the Output Name... button. A new window will be opened.

There are some parameters in it (Name Prefix, Postfix and others) which you can set as you like.

In the bottom of this window you can see the pattern of the output file name. It's formed according to the current options.

Note: the pattern is the same for all output files during one session, it's not allowed to set the unique pattern for each file.

Step 4. Select Output Location

Free Video to Flash Converter: click Browse to select output location

Click the Browse... button and choose the location where you would like to save your converted video files. Click Ok.

If you want to access the output folder content, click Open.

Step 5. Select Output Format Profile

Free Video to Flash Converter: select presets

In the list of Formats select FLV or SWF.

In the list of Presets select one of the available pre-configured presets.

Note: by default a player can't be added to SWF file. This option is available for FLV video only. So if you want to control movie on your site you should select FLV as an output format.

For advanced users: read this guide for information on how to customize a preset or create a new one.

Free Video to Flash Converter: select player

Click the Player... button to open a new window.

Select a player style.

Click OK to switch back to the main program window.

Note: click the button "?" to learn more about player functions.

Note: the Player... button is disabled in case you set SWF as an output video format. If you want to add a player to your clip please choose FLV from the list of formats.

Step 6. Convert Video

Free Video to Flash Converter: convert video

Click the Convert button along the bottom of the interface and wait the video to be converted.


Note: Before clicking the Convert button you can set to turn off computer after the process is completed. Just go to Options... and make sure the appropriate box is checked.

Step 7. Playback Converted File

Free Video to Flash Converter: playback converted file

Open a folder with output files and run HTML file.

Step 8. Place Flash Video to Your Site

Copy the code from a sample html page to your web page.

Upload the following files to the same folder where your web page is:
player_flv_maxi.swf,
start_frame.jpg,
get_video.flv and get_video.xml.

Now you have a flash video on your site. Like this one.

Note: if after embedding video into your webpage and uploading to a Microsoft Windows 2003 server, when viewing in a browser the player says "specified file is missing", read this guide.


Note: on the following pages you can find detailed parameters description of the players:

multi player

maxi player

classic player

mini player

new multi player

new maxi player

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