How to import flv files in Adobe Animate

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Mar 10, 2019

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I've looked up the answer all over, but its clear that the answers are outdated.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.

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kdmemory Advocate , Mar 10, 2019
hi Benjaminbenjamint53654227  wrotewhy 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. D...

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hi Benjamin

benjamint53654227  wrote

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.

Klaus

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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..

Best, Hans

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Feb 08, 2021

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what steps/settings are you taking/selecting taking to import the mp4?

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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:)

Hans

 

 

 

 

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import to the timeline if you want to edit in the ide while viewing the video.

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