Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Audio2SWF

What is a SWF file?

What is a FLV file?

What version of the Flash Player are the SWF files exported from Audio2SWF compatible with?

Flash will not import my video SWF files. Why?

There isn't any audio when I encode my audio. What should I do?

What is the maximum audio duration that I can encode ?

How can I get around the 16,000 frame limit?

Can I add my own Players to Audio2SWF?

 

 

What is a SWF file?

The Macromedia Flash file format (SWF) (pronounced "swiff") delivers vector graphics and animation over the Internet to the Macromedia Flash Player. For more information regarding Flash, please see our General FAQ.

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What is a FLV file?

The Macromedia FLV file format lets you import a static video stream with encoded audio.

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What version of the Flash Player are the SWF files exported from Audio2SWF compatible with?

The SWF files produced are compatible with Flash Player version 6 and up. If you are publishing Projector files, the Flash Player is not needed, and thus the minimum Flash version is irrelevant.

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Flash will not import my video SWF files. Why?

Flash will not import SWFs completely that contain audio, video, and actionscript. If you want to import your Flash video, you should encode the video as a FLV file instead of a SWF.

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There isn't any audio when I encode my audio. What should I do?

If running Windows, install or re-install the latest QuickTime with the "Recommended" Installation option checked.

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What is the maximum video duration that I can encode?

The Flash player imposes a 16,000 maximum frame limit on SWF files. Anything beyond this will not be displayed. So the actual maximum duration will depend on the frame rate used for the SWF file (10fps = ~26 minutes).
Flash FLV files however do not have this 16,000 frame limit.

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How can I get around the 16,000 frame limit?

If you are exporting as SWF, you will need to split up the video and chain the SWFs together by adding a End Movie Action which will load in the next SWF file.
If you are exporting as a FLV file , there isn't any 16,000 frame limit.

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Can I add my own Players to Audio2SWF?

Yes, it is possible to create your own custom Players and add them for use in Audio2SWF. You will need to use Macromedia's Flash authoring tool and follow our specification for creating Players for Audio2SWF.

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