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.mp4 file not animating video file

Community Beginner ,
Jan 29, 2022 Jan 29, 2022

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Using Adobe Animate verison 22.0.2

It plays well in Animate when I test it, but when I exported my animate file as a video, H264, animation does not play.  Any ideas would be welcome!

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Jan 29, 2022 Jan 29, 2022

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you should animate on the main timeline, or use graphic symbols on the main timeline (not movieclips).

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Thanks, but I'm still confused as to why when I test the movie or used the play button it animates fine. 

 

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My .mp4 files are opening in quicktime. Could this be the wrong player?

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When I play the files or test the files in adobe animate they play as a .swf but when I export them as a .mp4 the animations don't play. (?)

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Export first as a .mov file then take it into media encoder and then export it as a MP4 !

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Doesn't work for me when I export as a .mov file.  I get the message "The file isn't compatible with Quicktime player".  

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Jan 29, 2022 Jan 29, 2022

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@Nicktendo28 

 

usually gives good advice, but on this one i have my doubts after testing.  i still think you need a graphic with enough frames on the main timeline to display the graphic's timeline.

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@Nicktendo28 

 

i don't see any difference between exporting to an mp4 and exporting to a mov and then converting to mp4 in ame.

 

if you have a movieclilp, it fails both ways.  if you have a graphic, it works both ways.

 

do you see any difference?

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I think I've go it. Thanks all!

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My timeline had to be the same length as the movieclip. Once I adjusted this on the main timeline it worked.

Thanks again all!

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you're welcome.

 

post the solution or mark the correct answer, if there is one so others can benefit.

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Use Graphic symbols and make sure your main timeline has enough frames to accomodate the nested animations inside your Graphic symbol(s).


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