Converting Captivate SWF to AVI

I am using Sothink SWF to Video converter to convert my Adobe Captivate .swf files to AVI so I can upload them to YouTube.  When I process the conversion, with a registered version of Sothink, I only get the first 3 seconds of a 5 minute video.  Any suggestions.
akbiroAsked:
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fredshovelCommented:
AVI is just a container (like swf and flv).  It's actually an outdated container format, which used a variety of codecs -- including things like xvid and Divx as well as H.263 (also outdated) etc.
However not knowing Captivate SWFs -- there may be something that YouTube doesn't like about them -- apparantly that's why Captivate has its own conversion to AVI (don't know what codec).
But if you are going to use other software to convert your SWF files you certainly don't need to convert to the AVI container just to upload to youtube. You can use a free program called Super or even Prism (not free) to convert to mpg or wmv.
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akbiroAuthor Commented:
First, thanks for the help.  I downloaded Super and tried to run a couple of my Adobe Captivate .swf files and I get the attached error.  Is it possible that I will not be able to convert and upload these files to YouTube?
SuperEE.bmp
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fredshovelCommented:
Did you check the advertised feature of Captivate that it has an SWF to AVI converter inbuilt?
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akbiroAuthor Commented:
Ok...that suggestions helped a lot and thanks...can you take a look at the link to the movie on YouTube and tell me why the image is skewed from left to right.  Thanks for your help.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zgy6X1e8lug
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fredshovelCommented:
Did this happen in the conversion to AVI or did Captivate do this?
I'll pre-empt your answer and guess that it happened in the conversion. If this is the case it means that YouTube's confusion is confused about something (youtube re-encodes to Flash).
So, if this is in fact the case, I would drop the AVI into Super and convert it to either mpg or wmv -- and change the resolution to something at least higher than 320 x 240 pixels.
Another feature in Super is if you double click on your file it will open a box that tells you its specifications -- including the codec. They may be using a codec that YouTube doesn't like -- like xvid or Divx (not using them I'm not sure if YouTube likes them or not - but they recommend mpg or wmv for uploads).
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fredshovelCommented:
Should read "YouTube's conversion (not confusion) -- more coffee required.
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akbiroAuthor Commented:
Thank you...I will take a look...I'll be back
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akbiroAuthor Commented:
Thank you for your patience and you solutions.  I appreciate your efforts.
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