I've looked up the answer all over, but its clear that the answers are outdated. flv won't show any errors when imported, yet after I click finish nothing happens. I'm using a local drive, yet it won't open. I go to file -> import -> import video... Then I select browse then next, then I select skin under all,then next, and then I select finish, it collects the meta data and once that window closes, nothing changes. What I find strange, is the fact that the file explorer calls this an Animate Video File, which makes me wonder why it is that animate requires a more complicated process than importing the video of a file type animate used before.
why it is that animate requires a more complicated process than importing the video of a file type animate used before.
I am sure that Adobe advised Flash authors not to use FLV since at least 5 years (and Animate authors can be interpreted as included in this category). You can use Adobe Media Encoder to convert FLV to MP4. Use in Animate File -> Import -> Import Video ... Load external video with playback component with the MP4 format and I'm sure it works. Don't work with FLV anymore, that's history.
Hi Benjamin, but then is there a way to work with this mp4 real time? I don't see how i can animate on top of a single non moving animaton image.. Ergo: all I see is a frozen first image of the mp4..
what steps/settings are you taking/selecting taking to import the mp4?
Hi Benjamin, i use:
1. Import to stage > select 'mp4' >Load externalvideo with playback component
> result: a still-image. When i want to animate on layers on top of it there is no 'real time' video playing.
> when exporting the video is fine though..
2. Import to stage > select 'mp4' > embed FLV in SWF and play in timeline (THIS WAS always perfect)
> Browse> "The video format is not valid for embeddded video. Please select an FLV file. >OK=no result
2b. Convert video > first resulting in a mysterious selection of my 'Title.fla' file, then it suddenly starts AME 2020,
and shows the .mp4 file. I then convert it to 'again' an mp4. No idea what this whole AME interference is needed for in this case (although you may want to explain it to me, bu i work with Flash since i believe 1998, so i would think that importing a simple movie would have beocm much simpler these days. But no, it's a complete dark miracle.
The third option: 3.
I will leave this one, since it already says 'the video cannot be exported'.
It brings me to the point where i do not know anymore how to import a mp4 movie to my bottom Layer as i used to do and create animations from there...
If you were so kind to read all this i would be kissing your feet if you could help me with this:)
import to the timeline if you want to edit in the ide while viewing the video.