Importing Quicktime into Flash - like how its done on interactive CDs

Posted on 2001-08-16
Last Modified: 2010-04-03
I would like to be able to use Quicktime files on in Flash like what one sees in interactive CDs that have Quicktime and Flash. So I've tried to do that by reading the flash 4 manual, but:

I'm confused about importing quicktime into flash. Can you import a quicktime file to be used in a flash
swf or projector file?

I've read the flash 4 manual about adding the number of frames of the quicktime movie to the scene to
be able to play the quicktime movie and that flash only makes a pointer to the quicktime file rather
than embedding it. I can play the movie in flash (although there is no sound, why?) but nothing shows
up when I publish it as a swf or projector file. Is there something I forgot to do or did wrong?

To be more clear, I have imported the quicktime file into flash 4. It shows up as an object that can be resized, etc. However, nothing shows up when I publish the file (it's blank)
even though I have the right amount of frames in the flash file.
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Here is the answer from micromedia site. You have to import all tracks.

Macromedia Flash offers native support for importing, extending, and exporting QuickTime 4 movies.
Flash support for QuickTime movies allows you to import and display QuickTime movies into the Flash authoring environment, add vector graphics, animation and interactivity, and then save the entire file into one QuickTime movie.

The Flash and QuickTime video remain in separate "tracks" of the final QuickTime 4 file, so that either track can be hidden or disabled. The two tracks play along the same timeline so that effects, titles and navigational elements can be tightly synchronized.

Apple has integrated Flash playback into QuickTime 4, by means of a new Flash Media Handler. This allows a SWF file to be treated as a track within a QuickTime movie. Because a QuickTime movie may contain any number of tracks, multiple SWF tracks can be added to the same movie. The Flash Media Handler supports an optimized case for the alpha channel graphics mode, allowing a Flash track to be cleanly composited over other tracks. QuickTime allows the SWF file format to execute any of the standard Flash actions. For example, you can use a SWF file as a user interface element in a QuickTime movie to control playback of the movie.

When exporting a QuickTime movie from Flash, you can specify dimensions, alpha transparency, layer options, streaming sound, controller placement, playback options and more.

for further information see these links


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sorry about that rootdir. I've been busy. I'll check your comments soon. I've posted this question before but didn't get my answer. So far your input has been the most useful, as I skimmed over the info.

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Thanks, rootdir, for presenting the information I needed and hyperlinks.

From reading the articles, I guess what I wanted to do would not work but rather the other way around would. (I already had a Quicktime video and wanted to covert that to a Flash movie) But now I find I can use my AVI version of the video and import to flash as a frame sequence and then import the soundtrack separately.

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