• Hold your breath: How to play Flash on iPad?

    Posted on April 8th, 2010 Maky | 1 comment

    apple flash caricature

    Apple’s gadgets are restricted to non-flash content, thanks to Apple’s stubborn diplomatic strategy. Perhaps iPhone and iPod users would feel less hurt, because they are surrounded by tens of thousands apps to satisfy most of their needs. What about iPad users? They will shame on a tablet device with a perfect 9.7″ screen and marvelous computing power still not to have Flash power. Unfortunately, the answer is the same no, due to the perspective of Apple’s brain that Flash playback can consume a lot of power thus reduce the hours the device battery can support.

    Fact as it is now, some day, the bar will be lifted and Flash playback will be possible on iPad. For now, I would like to make a recommendation of a sound alternative to play Flash on iPad. Let’s take advantage of iPad’s strong processing power to recreate Flash entertainment on iPad.

    This is the tool that makes it possible, download it from here.
    The program comes with a free Flash downloader, which you can use to download Flash embedded in the web pages easily. Just type the web page URL to let it detect and download the Flash on the page.

    Then you launch this tool, Moyea SWF to iPad Converter, input the Flash files that have been downloaded to your computer.

    swf to ipad

    Click “Export” to set an output profile for iPad, MPEG-4 Video profile is recommended as default.

    swf to ipad

    Click “Convert” and start conversion after you click “Play and Capture“.

    swf to ipad

    After the Flash ended at the last frame, the converting tool will encode the Flash into MPEG-4 format. Then, you can transfer the converted MPEG-4 video file to iPad and start to watch.

    Moyea SWF to iPad Converter offers abundant functions to handle all kinds of Flash: animation, video, game and even application. When there is ActionScript involved, what you need to do is switch the program to manual mode. It also provides a smart playback control to secure a no-frame-drop output without repetitive experiments.

    Want to learn more about the tool? Why not download it to have a try for yourself?

    For videos in FLV format, FLV to iPad converter will be the perfect solution for you.

  • No Frame Drop! Convert SWF to AVI with Moyea SWF to Video Converter

    Posted on February 25th, 2010 Maky | 5 comments

    Maybe you have an easy experience of converting between different video file formats, e.g. FLV to AVI. But if you want to convert SWF to AVI, or any other video format, your experience will be much trickier. Because SWF is different from common videos like AVI, MP4, though in a broad sense it can be categorized to the video group. Now follow me and learn something SWF in one shot.


    So, what is special of SWF?

    SWF is a container format for Flash animation, which accounts for a really large portion of web page animation today. To tell from AVI and MP4, the video formats we see everyday, SWF has additional unparalleled trait that allows for interactivity with the audience. It introduces ActionScript, a programming language, to make interactivity possible. So it could be a cartoon movie with triggers to end up with different plots, or a chess game smart enough to beat human player. Such SWF is called Flash application or Flash game. To wrap up, SWF has two characteristics: one resembles the linear data stream of AVI and MP4, the other caters to myriad interactivity that leads to unpredictable branchy data stream.


    What is the tricky part?

    It seems tricky enough to convert Flash applications or Flash game to video format. A media player like Windows Media Player is not a qualified game console at all. But it is possible to make a video of how you win the game or lose. So this can make sense. Nevertheless, the really tricky part is that the frame rate of SWF while playing is not constant. When the scene is very complex, insufficient CPU resources might skip some frames and render a very stumbling display: frame drop. If you let some normal screen capture software to handle the conversion, this annoying phenomenon will definitely go through SWF to AVI conversion to recur in the AVI video.


    The solution?

    Therefore, to handle this tricky frame drop problem, the software must be able to slow down the frame rate to let the CPU render every frame, so that the entire SWF can be re-encoded into AVI or MP4 without frame drop to ensure an exact recurrence. And we are talking about the original technology of Moyea SWF to Video Converter. This professional SWF to Video Converter can convert SWF of any complexity level without frame drop to any popular video formats we know today: AVI, MP4, MPG, MOV, FLV, MKV, 3GP, WMV, etc. So here finishes the introduction, let’s take a look at how to convert SWF to AVI with Moyea SWF to Video Converter; you can download a trial copy of Moyea SWF to Video Converter.


    This SWF to Video Converter is professional yet straight forward in operation. It divides the conversion operation into three steps: Input, Export and Convert.




    In Input step, click the “Add” button to input SWF files from various locations: folder, Moyea Free Flash Downloader, IE cache, URL or Flash Projector. If you get used to drag and drop action, feel free to do so as the fastest way to input SWF files to the program. There are not many buttons on the interface; let me fill you in fast.


    Switch to single/batch mode“: when switching to single mode, you can choose to manually control the interactive SWF to perform a “video recording”. When in batch mode, no manual control is available; therefore the SWF will be processed as a linear frame flow.


    Add“, “Remove“, “Clear“: buttons to manage the input list.



     


    Crop“: to cut a rectangular area of the SWF to convert, as well as to add an image watermark.


    Capture“: capture a screenshot when playing the SWF in the build-in SWF player.


    Open“: open the folder where the screenshot files and the converted video files are kept.



    In Export step, you will face the essential parameters for SWF to Video conversion: format/style, video quality, audio quality and output folder.



     


    Style“: contain up to 100 different optimal profiles for popular formats and devices.


    Video Quality/Audio Quality“: shortcuts for two same parameters in “Settings” dialog.


    Settings“: advanced video codec settings, click to view the details.


    Export To/Locate“: the output folder where the converted videos are kept.


    Rip Audio/Locate“: rip the audio in SWF separately to a specified folder.


    Conversion Mode“: switch to Manual mode for interactive SWF such as Flash application, Flash slideshow and Flash game to review the desired content. Switch to Always forward mode for linear SWF, the Flash animation without any ActionScript control.



    In Convert step, if you want to convert from the very beginning point, click “Play and Capture“. If you want to convert from another time stamp, click “Play Movie” to play the SWF until you decide to “Start Capture“. When you are done, click “Finish” to end recording and start the video conversion with parameters set by previous step.


    Afterwards, the destination folder will pop up with the converted video file selected. Check for yourself to see if Moyea SWF to Video Converter lives up to common expectations: no frame drop, no picture distortion, no capturing delay. Yet there are more buttons and dialog boxes to explore beyond margins of this article. Joining those additional settings and features, you will make your SWF to Video conversion practice really flexible and enjoyable!

  • Valentine’s Day Flash animations for your website festivity

    Posted on February 10th, 2010 Maky | 31 comments

    Valentine’s Day is not the exclusive holiday for the lovestruck. We can enjoy the romantic atmosphere around us and even contribute to it. As for the website owners and bloggers, it is good time for your main pages to take on a new look in favor for the festive mood or attract more traffic to your sites. Here are some lovely Flash animations that will surely add a nice touch to your web pages.

    Click on the thumbnail to view the Flash animations.













    You can download all the Flash animations by Moyea Free Flash Downloader easy and fast. To convert the Flash animations to AVI, MP4, or other popular formats, Moyea SWF to Video Converter is the killer tool. The unique technology to slow down frame rate of complex Flash animations can help convert SWF to Video without frame drop. For more information about Moyea SWF to Video Converter, visit our previous post on how to convert SWF to AVI with Moyea SWF to Video Converter.

  • Want a cute puppy to clean your iPod/iPhone screen everyday?

    Posted on January 25th, 2010 Maky | No comments

    This is a practice on how to convert SWF to iPod/iPhone MP4 format.

    This lovely puppy screen cleaner applies to the lazy ones who are reluctant to clean their screens. As you see it below, the little pug is enjoying its mischief "licking the screen clean in its way" as it is wary of the screen owner suddenly showing at its back.


    Very cute, isn’t it? You can keep him cleaning the screen as long as you want him to. And if you like, you can by the way call him to duty of cleaning your iPod/iPhone’s screen as well. To make it like doing the extra job, you need a right SWF to Video Converter to fit it into your iPod/iPhone first.

    Download Moyea SWF to Video Converter, a powerful solution for SWF to any video format conversion.

    Here is a quick guide:

    1. Drag the puppy screen cleaner SWF file into the program.
    2. Click "Export", then select "iPhone H.264 Video (480×320)(*.mp4)" from the "style" dropdown box.
    3. Click the checkbox of "Always forward" under the "Conversion Mode" label.
    4. Click "Convert" and then click "Play and Capture".

    For more information, please refer to this more detailed guide on using the software.
    As to how to transfer videos to iPod/iPhone via iTunes, helpful information is found here.
    From now on, you have a screen cleaner puppy for your iPod/iPhone that could amaze your friends. Enjoy!

  • How to convert SWF to AVI without frame drop with Moyea SWF to Video Converter?

    Posted on January 18th, 2010 Maky | 2 comments

    Maybe you have experienced and feel it is easy to convert video to AVI or MP4 format in good sync, but your experience might not tell you the truth in converting SWF to AVI, MP4 or other video format. It could be tricky if you want to convert SWF to other video format. It is simply because SWF is different from what we know as video formats. Just follow me and you will get knowledge and solution in one shot.

    So, what is special of SWF?

    SWF is a container format for Flash animation, which accounts for a really large portion of web page animation today. To tell from AVI and MP4, the video formats we see everyday, SWF has additional unparalleled trait that allows for interactivity with the audience. It introduces ActionScript, a programming language, to make interactivity possible. So it could be a cartoon movie with triggers to end up with different plots, or a chess game smart enough to beat human player. Such SWF is called Flash application or Flash game. To wrap up, SWF has two characteristics: one resembles the linear data stream of AVI and MP4, the other caters to myriad interactivity that leads to unpredictable branchy data stream.

    What is the tricky part?

    It seems tricky enough to convert Flash applications or Flash game to video format. A media player like Windows Media Player is not a qualified game console at all. But it is possible to make a video of how you win the game or lose. So this can make sense. Nevertheless, the really tricky part is that the frame rate of SWF while playing is not constant. When the scene is very complex, insufficient CPU resources might skip some frames and render a very stumbling display: frame drop. If you let some normal screen capture software to handle the conversion, this annoying phenomenon will definitely go through SWF to AVI conversion to recur in the AVI video.

    The solution?

    Therefore, to handle this tricky frame drop problem, the software must be able to slow down the frame rate to let the CPU render every frame, so that the entire SWF can be re-encoded into AVI or MP4 without frame drop to ensure an exact recurrence. And we are talking about the original technology of Moyea SWF to Video Converter. This professional SWF to Video Converter can convert SWF of any complexity level without frame drop to any popular video formats we know today: AVI, MP4, MPG, MOV, FLV, MKV, 3GP, WMV, etc. So here finishes the introduction, let’s take a look at how to convert SWF to AVI with Moyea SWF to Video Converter; you can download a trial copy of Moyea SWF to Video Converter.

    This SWF to Video Converter is professional yet straight forward in operation. It divides the conversion operation into three steps: Input, Export and Convert.


    In Input step, click the "Add" button to input SWF files from various locations: folder, Moyea Free Flash Downloader, IE cache, URL or Flash Projector. If you get used to drag and drop action, feel free to do so as the fastest way to input SWF files to the program. There are not many buttons on the interface; let me fill you in fast.

    "Switch to single/batch mode": when switching to single mode, you can choose to manually control the interactive SWF to perform a "video recording". When in batch mode, no manual control is available; therefore the SWF will be processed as a linear frame flow.

    "Add", "Remove", "Clear": buttons to manage the input list.



    "Crop": to cut a rectangular area of the SWF to convert, as well as to add an image watermark.

    "Capture": capture a screenshot when playing the SWF in the build-in SWF player.

    "Open": open the folder where the screenshot files and the converted video files are kept.


    In Export step, you will face the essential parameters for SWF to Video conversion: format/style, video quality, audio quality and output folder.



    "Style": contain up to 100 different optimal profiles for popular formats and devices.

    "Video Quality/Audio Quality": shortcuts for two same parameters in "Settings" dialog.

    "Settings": advanced video codec settings, click to view the details.

    "Export To/Locate": the output folder where the converted videos are kept.

    "Rip Audio/Locate": rip the audio in SWF separately to a specified folder.

    "Conversion Mode": switch to Manual mode for interactive SWF such as Flash application, Flash slideshow and Flash game to review the desired content. Switch to Always forward mode for linear SWF, the Flash animation without any ActionScript control.


    In Convert step, if you want to convert from the very beginning point, click "Play and Capture". If you want to convert from another time stamp, click "Play Movie" to play the SWF until you decide to "Start Capture". When you are done, click "Finish" to end recording and start the video conversion with parameters set by previous step.

    Afterwards, the destination folder will pop up with the converted video file selected. Check for yourself to see if Moyea SWF to Video Converter lives up to common expectations: no frame drop, no picture distortion, no capturing delay. Yet there are more buttons and dialog boxes to explore beyond margins of this article. Joining those additional settings and features, you will make your SWF to Video conversion practice really flexible and enjoyable!

  • Before Christmas: Last minute Christmas card survival tips

    Posted on December 23rd, 2009 Maky | No comments

    Christmas cards

    It must be very late to send a Christmas card now since Christmas is just two days ahead of us. However, don’t get frustrated. You can employ Christmas e-cards as a survival tool. Someone says Christmas e-card is not as sensational as traditional Christmas cards. That’s not true. There are a number of reasons for you to send Christmas e-cards:

    • It delivers much faster, and you can confidently send it in the last minute before Christmas.
    • It is versatile in expressing your Christmas greetings, whether it is an affectionate music video or a funny naughty prank, it is all up to you.
    • It is environmental friendly and fit for long time preservation without running any color

    After all, making a good Christmas e-card needs no less elbow grease than making a traditional card. We present links here to tip you onto a successful shortcut.

    christmas card tips oneGather up resources for molding your Christmas e-card. Do you have photos, video clips and music that you and your families or friends cherish together? They are the symbol to your personal Christmas e-card.

    christmas card tips twoWrite an affective Christmas greeting. Try to be unique. You can base your greetings on his/her funny stories, favorite pet phrases/poems or important moments of the year. Or you would like to thank him/her for everything they have given you. Be true to the blessing expression and avoid empty rhetoric. Here are some Christmas greeting templates that might help you think faster.

    christmas card tips threeUse instant Christmas e-cards from some free and funny Christmas e-card page like this. This is a good approach, but I don’t want to recommend you to use one for you very dear one. It worth all the efforts to make your own Christmas flash e-card if there is shortcut for it.

    christmas card tips fourSend the Christmas e-card via your email agent. If it is the first time you send a Christmas e-card through an email agent, be sure to experiment before sending the e-card mail. Many online email services like MSN hotmail and Gmail allow users to send emails back into their own inbox. It is the very important final step to make sure you are not doing everything so hard just in vain.

    christmas card tips fiveThere is one secure way to ensure that your recipient can always read your Christmas e-card, despite his/her system’s lack of flash playback support. It is to use an SWF to video converter to turn your Christmas e-card from SWF to AVI, MPEG or other compatible formats. You may also send your Christmas e-card in 3GP format directly to his/her Blackberry or in MP4 format to his/her iPhone. It would be a great surprise for them to catch your Christmas e-card on the go.

    In the end, the truth is, you can send very special and unique Christmas e-cards as you can do with traditional Christmas cards. Traditional Christmas cards will be weathered away by time flow, but Christmas e-cards won’t. So spend as much effort as you can on making your own Christmas e-card which would be cherished for a life long.