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I have several zipped Camtasia Flash Files.  I want to know how to unzip them and have them burned onto a R/W   DVD  so I can watch them off of the DVD.
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Get a free copy of Super: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/video_encoders/super.cfm

Unzip the files with Winzip: http://www.winzip.com/downwz.htm

Drop the unzipped files into Super. Select MPEG-2 in the three boxes across the top (including audio) and re-encode.

Now drop the MPEG-2 files into a DVD authoring software like NERO and burn as a video DVD.

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Fredshovel.

 are you saying that I would convert all these to an MPEG2 at the same time ?  I was looking for a software that would unzip and burn at the same time but I guess there is not one yet:

http://www.screencast.com/t/ye3pAF54t

thank you,

My version of Nero doesn't accept swf files -- so I'm presuming that it won't accept any flash formats.
You can Google "convert flash to DVD" if you like for some options -- or "burn  flash files to DVD" if you like.
There's  flash to DVD burning software here: http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/Multimedia_and_Graphics/Video_and_Animation_Tools/_1_Flash_to_DVD_Burner_Download.html
Of course I'm naturally suspicious.

Watching files from a DVD is simplified when you use the DVD format , which is MPEG-2 files that are represented as VOB files -- which tell the DVD how to behave with chapters etc. (as opposed to making a data video file that won't play on standard DVD players).
That's why I suggested converting your flash files to MPEG-2, because they MUST be converted to MPEG-2 somewhere in the chain anyway.

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Fredshovel,

 I got repeated errors in the conversion attempts so I simply unzipped the files into a folder and copied the folder unto my DVD and I am watching it from there on my computer.  I do not have a DVD player on my Tv so all I use is the DVD Recorders in my computer and it works fine.  

 I had thought there was a software that would in 1 step allow me to unzip and copy to a DVD  but I guess not and so I did what I was considering the "long" method.

Does ANYONE know of a software that will unzip and burn to  a CD/DVD in one step ?

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Fredshovel  do yourself a favor and get  Ashampoo Burning Studio 5 or above.  It easily writes to DVD's and it had ZERO problems with these files copying to a DVD   My Version 5 is over 2 years old and it works fine.

http://www.screencast.com/t/ye3pAF54t

http://ashampoo.com

Well I've been looking for an alternative to Nero -- even Roxio has some problems. Might be worth a try.

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Fredshovel,  you should really like it as it is so simple and effective  No bells/whistle in version 5 but the later versions are very good but I do not need those features.  

Here are some features of the $20  version 6  which is way more than I need especially considering I did what I told you above with a 2 yr old version:

Multi-disc file backup and restore on CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs
Create compressed backup archives with powerful password protection
Split archives automatically across multiple CDs, DVDs or Blu-ray discs
Restore archive contents to their original locations
Integrated Audio CD ripper  store your audio tracks as WMA or WAV files
New option for setting the number of copies you want to burn (available for all disc formats)
Discs can now be verified immediately without being ejected first (if the drive supports this feature)
Numerous other small improvements that make the program easier to use and more effective
Whats cool:

Burn files and folders on data CDs/DVDs/Blu-ray discs
Burn Audio CDs from WAV, MP3, FLAC, WMA and Ogg Vorbis files
Burn MP3-CDs from your MP3 files
Burn Video DVD, Video CD (VCD) or Super Video CD (S-VCD)
Create and burn CD/DVD/Blu-ray disc images
Burn speed and other options can all be set automatically
Make copies from audio, video or data discs easily
Interactive troubleshooting assistant for solving hardware and media problems
Save project files so that you can burn the same discs again later
Erase CD-RWs / DVD+RWs / DVD-RWs/ DVD-RAM/ BD-REs
Integrated support for over 1,700 CD, DVD and Blu-ray burners
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May I just add
 your comment here 4ubest, concerned me for you.
burned onto a R/W  DVD  so I can watch them off of the DVD.<< is this for a dvd player on the tv then I suggest dont use dvdrw they will not work on a dvd on the tv.
If space is a problem flash drives are big thing now, saves all that work of converting over from one format to another, if your not really interested in that work and this is only for your computer.
it ios a good iea.
Very portable to take over to your friends. Or to work. ;)
They come in varied sizes and types.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB_flash_drive
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flash_drive
And your a queenslander yes?
http://www.scorptec.com.au/search/?q=USB+drives&cat=&s=&m=&min=&max=&avail=
http://www.ht.com.au/N/4294967267+4294967039+4294966469/list.hts?WT.srch=1
http://www.i-tech.com.au/products/13_Memory__Flash.aspx

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Hi Merete, as I indicated in previous posts I only want it for my own computer and currently there are no flash drives large enough/affordable enough for my purposes.  I was just trying to save HD space and put the videos on DVD's     A native Jersey bloke.  
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<Fredshovel  do yourself a favor and get  Ashampoo Burning Studio 5 or above.>
So I emailed AShampoo to ask them if they used the H.264 codec to author Blu-Ray discs.
Being the perannual skeptic (and a nosey ex journo.)  I wanted to know why they were bragging in V 7 of their burning software that they could author Blu-Ray discs. The fact is that Blu-Ray only supports three codecs: H.264, MPEG-2 and VC-1 (Microsoft's SMPTE approved WMV9 codec).
So here's the reply:
Hi,
H.264 codec is not supported by our software.
Kind regards
MfG/Regards
Kay Hasbargen
Kundendienst | Support

So I have asked again, "So what codec does AShampoo use to author Blu-Ray discs."
I think I already know the answer. They can't really say MPEG-2 because the files would be too big for HD; so the answer has to be Microsofts VC-1 codec.

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Fredshovel,  thank you as I feel like an idiot   I was ONLY talking about swf files copied to the DVD and that is exactly why I told you Version 5 works wonderfully.  You said ZERO about Blue Ray and I really do not care as I do not have any of the BR hardware or media that supports it anyway.
Thanks. Ashampoo could be useful for Downloaded YouTube movies as they are in swf format.

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