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I have a number of .mov files I need to convert to flash.

I don't want to buy Flash from Adobe.

Are there any good tools out there I can use to convert? I'm willing to pay a reasonable amount if it works well.

All I need is the file conversion, I don't need any wrappers or generated plug-in code.

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Do you want to convert to FLV (flash video, playable by a flash application), MP4 (also playable by flash, higher quality than FLV), or SWF (shockwave flash file, with or without embedded controls) ? –  davr Oct 20 '09 at 0:06
    
I ultimately need to get this to the web, playable in the browser. No controls necessary. –  Jason Oct 20 '09 at 0:24
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Anything ffmpeg based will work well, whether it's VisualHub, ffmpegX, or a similar program.

That said Flash video can either be H.264 in an MP4 container or it can be in a .flv (Flash Video) container, so QuickTime Pro is a viable option as well.

You'll need to use one of the ffmpeg based converters to compress it using Sorenson Spark or On2VP6 (the more common codecs) in a .flv container.

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Not sure I follow..."That said Flash video can either be H.264 in an MP4 container or it can be in a .flv (Flash Video) container, so QuickTime Pro is a viable option as well." Can I somehow take the original .mov file and play it as flash through the browser? –  Jason Oct 20 '09 at 0:31
    
@Jason: If the movie used H.264 as the video codec, yes it should work. Some .swf players won't recognize the .mov extension however. –  Chealion Oct 20 '09 at 0:34
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@Jason: Flash can play h.264 videos, but you'll need to put a player on the page to do so. flowplayer.org and longtailvideo.com are good examples. –  Olly Hodgson Oct 21 '09 at 16:42
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