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How can one upload a movie in .swf (flash) format on to YouTube?

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Just upload it, YouTube accepts the Shockwave Flash (.swf) format.

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oh, thanks, i was sure a colleague checked for that, i thought it couldn't be done directly... –  zappan Aug 7 '09 at 20:16
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not any more ... at least I don't see it there –  roman m Nov 19 '09 at 0:09
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I tried uploading .swf file. Youtube accepted the upload and said it was processing but alas when I went to look at it it said "Failed (unable to convert video file)" –  IThink Nov 23 '10 at 16:04
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I tried uploading .swf to YouTube twice. Both times I got the upload message at 100% yet "Finishing Uploading". The screen was like that for more than an hour the first time. Ultimately I gave up. Next time I gave it more time, like over 2 hours. No results. So I gave up. It seems it cannot be done.

YouTube site recommends AVI, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 files.

Good luck to you. Please inform if you succeed.

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