Can Mimic output a FLV file?

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Can Mimic output a FLV file?

Postby tasteslikechicken on Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:21 pm

We have an FLV player that we use for distributing a variety of movies on our website which I'd like to re-use for our Online Help System. It doesn't work with SWF files so I'm wondering if anyone has any recommendations. Assuming that Mimic cannot output FLV files,

1 - does anyone know of a converter that will convert SWF > FLV files?
2 - could anyone recommend a good SWF player?

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Re: Can Mimic output a FLV file?

Postby RamonS on Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:43 am

There are plenty of tools around, just google for it, get a few, and stick with the one you like best.

You can also take a look at the excellent FLV player from Jeroen Wijering ( It is designed to play FLV, but it does also play regular SWF files, but cannot read out the duration and dimensions. You can set the dimensions through XHTML on the page or have to do it dynamically with PHP for example in case the dimensions of the video clips are not consistent.
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Re: Can Mimic output a FLV file?

Postby SG on Fri Nov 14, 2008 3:52 pm

This might be helpful:

If you have a copy of Adobe Flash (you may need the Pro version), you can create an HTML page that plays the FLV. You can then place this HTML page in your Flare WebHelp project, or create a link in your project that opens this page with the FLV movie.

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Re: Can Mimic output a FLV file?

Postby jbrock on Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:06 am

So does it create an swf or flv?
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