I can't convert swf to mp4. Help please!

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Feb 14, 2022 Feb 14, 2022

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I need to convert a few animations I've created on Flash (swf) years ago to mp4. I've got the original fla files and I could open them on Animate. I just cannot convert them to mp4... I've read other discussions about this subject but I couldn't find the solution for my problem. I've tried many online converters but they didn't work, I don't know what to do to solve it.  Please help.  😬

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 15, 2022 Feb 15, 2022
Animate is Flash (rebranded and updated). I have done this several times with old Flash FLAs. I resize by changing document stage size and setting the contents to scale. Then simply File > Export Video > and select H264 codec. If you upload your FLA, I can screen capture how to export for you.

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 16, 2022 Feb 16, 2022
If you are using Mac, the first time that Media Encoder gets opened there will be a macOS security dialog that shows. That stops you from being able to export to video from Animate. Try opening Media Encoder first, and agree to anything that macOS asks you. Then try the export from Animate.

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Feb 14, 2022 Feb 14, 2022

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If you have the FLA you can go to the File menu, Export/Export Video/Media, and that will send the animation to Media Encoder, for it to make the MP4.

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Feb 15, 2022 Feb 15, 2022

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Thank you so much, Colin. I go "Export"/"export video/media":
. entire movie
Then which should I set for "forma" and "preset"? 

(Sorry, but I know little about videos...I'm more into Illustrator and Photoshop)

 

Thanks again,

 

Maria

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Mentor ,
Feb 14, 2022 Feb 14, 2022

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Use Swivel.

 

Nick - Character Designer and Animator, Flash user since 1998
Member of the Flanimate Powertools Team - extensions for character animation

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I work with Apple computers.

 

Thank you anyway.

 

Maria

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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If you have both Animate and Media Encoder and can open your files in Animate why can't you render an MP4?

Are you getting any error messages?

Are you able to generate a SWF by pressing Ctrl+Enter? If so rendering to video should be no problem.

What are your export settings?

Is Media Encoder failing to launch?

 

What is the problem exactly?

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I misread "could" for "couldn't" in the OP. Sorry.

 

Nick - Character Designer and Animator, Flash user since 1998
Member of the Flanimate Powertools Team - extensions for character animation

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Thank you for helping. 

I don't know how to configure it. 

I used to create small pieces of animations on Flash, and now I need to resize them (I'm doing it manually...) and need to export them as mp4 good quality videos. I'm new at Animate, but it's quite similar to Flash, so I can handle it. But I don't know how to configure the format and preset to export the swf files as mp4 ones in Animate. I'm not even sure if it is possible to do it inside Animate or if I need to use another program. I've tried many online converters and it didn't work. One of them told me they don't convert animations, just videos. I googled a lot but could not solve it. Yes I can gererate a SWF by pressing Ctrl + Enter. Thanks!

 

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Thank you for helping. 

I don't know how to configure it. 

I used to create small pieces of animations on Flash, and now I need to resize them (I'm doing it manually...) and need to export them as mp4 good quality videos. I'm new at Animate, but it's quite similar to Flash, so I can handle it. But I don't know how to configure the format and preset to export the swf files as mp4 ones in Animate. I'm not even sure if it is possible to do it inside Animate or if I need to use another program. I've tried many online converters and it didn't work. One of them told me they don't convert animations, just videos. I googled a lot but could not solve it. Yes I can gererate a SWF by pressing Ctrl + Enter. Thanks!

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Sorry, I posted it twice...

 

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Animate is Flash (rebranded and updated). I have done this several times with old Flash FLAs. I resize by changing document stage size and setting the contents to scale. Then simply File > Export Video > and select H264 codec. If you upload your FLA, I can screen capture how to export for you.


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Feb 16, 2022 Feb 16, 2022

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Thank you!! About resizing, you saved me so much time!! 😅 
About exporting the file as mp4, it didn't work. The exported file never showed up, it didn't create the file. I don't know what to put on "preset", I put Facebook 1080... What should I put?
I don't know how to upload the file. 🙈  Sorry!
Thank you,

 

Maria

 

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If you are using Mac, the first time that Media Encoder gets opened there will be a macOS security dialog that shows. That stops you from being able to export to video from Animate. Try opening Media Encoder first, and agree to anything that macOS asks you. Then try the export from Animate.

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Feb 17, 2022 Feb 17, 2022

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It worked!! Thank you so much...

 

Maria

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Feb 15, 2022 Feb 15, 2022

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Try this 3rd party https://cloudconvert.com/swf-to-mp4 see if it helps. 


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Feb 16, 2022 Feb 16, 2022

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Thank you!
I tried but it didn't work. It showed an error:
 Convert to MP4
ERROR /input/import1/2013_2020_1080_sem2013.swf Invalid data found when processing input

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Feb 20, 2022 Feb 20, 2022

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I have a similar problem. I simply can't open a swf file. Can anyone help?

I'm pasting a screenshot.

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