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Flash CS4/3 movie blank

 1:16 am on Oct 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

Someone gave me an .m4v file from a a Mac which I renamed to mp4 and successfully imported into Flash CS4 running on Windows XP SP2

I then export the file as swf. But on the Mac, opening the movie is only a blank window. Completely blank page.

I also tried on Windows Vista and the same thing.

I even tried to export as CS3 but same problem.

In XP it plays fine

Anyone know how to fix this?




 4:27 pm on Oct 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

When you import any movie to Flash, if the codec of the original is supported, it converts it to Flash video format, .flv.

So the FLV is now "embedded" in the swf, is this correct? Are you using any pre-built video player features in building the swf? Often the prebuilt objects have class files or support .swf's that need to be uploaded with the video player.

I suspect it's more related to plugin version or deployment methods in the errant computers, though. Try exporting copies of the SWF, but modify the Flash Player version in the publish options - that is, see if it will export for Flash player version 7 or 8, be sure to save as a different-named copy.


 9:29 pm on Oct 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

Hey RocknBil

>>So the FLV is now "embedded" in the swf, is this correct?<<

I tried that option but the file won't import whether I use flv, m4v or mp4. I get error "The Video format is not valid to embed video and why I chose "Load external video with playback component.

This video plays with no problem when clicked as mp4 or flv it just won't import.



 11:14 pm on Oct 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

Also I need the playback controls. The embed function won't let me do that.

I am not using any pre-built video player features.

If I revert to v 6 or 7 then I cannot take advantage of the FLV Playback features. That is what the program is complaining about.



 11:26 pm on Oct 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

why not just actually convert it from the .m4v to an .flv and then import it into CS4 ..

there are plenty of apps that let you convert any format to any other with no quailty loss and which are available as fully working trials for a few days ..

and IMO the best of them AVS wont cost you much ( for what it does ) if you buy it ..

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