View Full Version : Converting videos to .swf with ffmepg or else

03-27-2008, 05:43 PM
Dear all,

I have a web page where some friends upload videos (.mov, .wmv, .mp4 and .3gp).
I want to convert these videos into .swf and play them in my page.

Somebody told me about ffmpeg. I've downloaded it and I have no idea if its the good thing to use, and how to use it.
My web server is Linux based .. Can ffmpeg convert the videos online or I have to use it locally and them upload the swf to my web server??

I have a PC with Windows XP and little knowledge of Unix. I don't even know how if Unix can be used in a PC with just Windows XP installed or if there's any program to emulate it.

I do not know how or where to start .. please help!

Thanks a lot in advance!

03-27-2008, 10:29 PM
ffmpeg is meant to convert videos to .flv format. If your server is on your own system meaning its not on shared hosting then you can install ffmpeg onto the server and run it using some commands. There is a lot of documentation on this subject. It is the thing to use if you don't want to spend any money as its free.