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Old 12-31-2007, 08:31 AM   #1
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Convert AVI/MPG to SWF format, with a frontend


Which software could do it (and present in the debian repos.) would do the trick ?

thanks for the info!

I found this info, but dont know if it works:
Hi all,

To get a conversion happening with sound i needed to:

add the -V (video) switch in
$ -o out.mpg -V input.swf

and upgrade to latest flash player
$ sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude install flashplugin-nonfree
(with edgy backports repo enabled)

also note that to mpeg requires PyMedia (
whereas SWF -> FLV -> AVI doesn't.

So much nicer than the nasty (and expensive) programs under windows
that just do a screen capture of a playing swf....

So here's all the links in one spot:
vnc2swf (
PyMedia (Python MPEG):
Flash9 Install Howto:

Last edited by frenchn00b; 12-31-2007 at 12:45 PM.
Old 01-01-2008, 08:00 PM   #2
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ffmpeg will do it. Your "frontend" is the ever-popular terminal.

ffmpeg -i blag.avi blag.flv


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