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  • How to Make FLV Player with Flash Professional 8

    Posted on July 23rd, 2009 Toby 76 comments

    FLV(Flash Video) is a video format which is perfectly supported by Flash Professional 8. This flash maker successfully solved the problem of the huge size of output SWF file that may not be played on Internet after inputting video file to flash. Let’s have a look below on how to make delicate FLV files:

    1. How to make FLV files?

    Step 1: Open Flash Professional 8 and establish a new flash docment.
    open Flash Professional 8

    Step 2: Input AVI video files(this is the common video format that is frequently used by your DC or DV) that you want to convert to FLV and follow the instructions.

    import AVI file

    Step 3: Keep the default setting for “Edit” and “Encode”, click “Import video” and
    then “Next step” and “Finish” at last to complete the inputting process.

    special note for importing AVI file

    Note: If you don’t have Directshow 9 and QuickTime 6.5 or higher installed in your system, a pop-up window will remind you to do so in order to import AVI successfully. Or, if you want a much easier way to do it, try PlayerDIY Video4Web Converter, it’s free and just a few clicks can complete the conversion from AVI to FLV.

    Step 4: Press “Ctrl+L” to open the data base, double click the AVI file just input, open “Embed video property” interface, click “Output” to create a FLV file.

    Above 4 steps lead you to convert AVI to FLV successfully and after conversion, you will surprisingly find the final size of FLV is just 541KB, much smaller than the original 23MB AVI. Now you can use it freely on Internet.

    2. How to use FLV files?

    Step 1: Establish a new flash document, press “Ctrl+F7” to open the “Components” window, drag “MediaPlayback” to the stage from “Media-Player 6-7”.

    drag "MediaPlayback" to the stage

    Step 2: Select “MediaPlayback”, press “Alt+F7” to open “Component Inspector” interface:

    "Component Inspector" setting

    Some meanings of parameters in Component Inspector:

    File Type: choose FLV as the defined file type, you can also choose to play MP3 file.

    URL: specify the path of FLV files, because we put FLV files and Flash files in the same catalog, we only have to specify a file name here.

    Control Placement: set the location of play panel.

    Control Visibility: set the visibility of play panel.

    Step 3: After settings, press “Ctrl+Enter” to test the performance.

    test performance

    Note Again:If you’d like to try something else simply and easy, PlayerDIY Web Player is one of the best choices. With which, creating a flash video player only needs a few mouse-clicks. Enjoy!