Monday, March 18, 2013

How to Convert SWF to MPEG on Mac/Windows 8

Knowledge about MPEG
MPEG-1: It is a standard for lossy compression of video and audio, which designed to compress VHS-quality raw digital video and CD audio, making video CDs, digital cable/satellite TV and digital audio broadcasting (DAB) possible.
MPEG-2: It is a combination of lossy video compression and lossy audio data compression methods, which permit storage and transmission of movies using currently available storage media and transmission bandwidth.
MPEG-4: It is a method of defining compression of audio and visual digital data. Uses of MPEG-4 include compression of AV data for Web and CD distribution, voice and broadcast television applications.

Windows Media Player, VCD, and DVD players etc support MPEG but SWF format. So if flash funs want to play flash SWF videos with these applications, converting SWF to MPEG will be required. To achieve such conversion, here we’d like to recommend AST SWF Video Converter. This tool will work efficiently to convert SWF to MPEG-1, MPEG-2, or MPEG-4 with excellent output video quality.


Here we use SWF Video Converter for Mac to show the detailed steps of converting SWF to MPEG:

Step 1: Launch AST SWF to MPEG Converter for Mac on your Mac. Click the “Source” button to select the flash .swf file you need to convert to MPEG, then click “Open” to add the file to the program.

Step 2: Mac SWF to MPEG Converter offers cropping features. If needed, you can click the “Crop” button and directly drag the border of the video to adjust the size of playing area.

Step 3: Click on the “Codec”. From the appeared drop-down list, select MPEG-1, MPEG-2, or MPEG-4 as the output format. You are allowed to do some export settings, such as, set Video Resolution, FrameRate, Bitrate, etc.

Step 4: Before converting SWF to MPEG, the software provides features to customize the imported SWF. For example, you can change the background color of the video. Or you can add image watermark onto the video to personalize it.

Step 5: When all settings done, click the “Capture” then “Start” to convert SWF to MPEG right now. You can stop the conversion at any time by clicking the “End Record” button. After conversion, you can enjoy SWF videos on your DVD or VCD players.

Video Tutorial of How to Convert SWF to MPEG on Windows 8:

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