I don't remember how many times my friends asked me how to make an awesome website. Well it is not an easy thing, but I true believe some videos will make your website brightly. I bit you have seen such video websites like YouTube, Yahoo, Google, MySpace, iFilm, Dailymotion, Metacafe, etc. But how? How to make a web inserted with a video? That is a problem.
You will never lack of videos, you can download from the website or you have many DVDs, you have wonderful movies with all formats. Yeah, don't you notice that your videos have various formats, AVI, MPEG, WMV, MOV, MP4, M4V, 3GP, RM, MPG, ASF, RMVB, MKV, DAT, OGM, ASX, MJPEG… things like this. I feel confused sometime. Now go back to the first question, we need to insert the videos into the web, not with these formats. You will never insert an AVI file in the web, because it is too big. You need to convert WMA to flash.
This article will introduce you a good way to achieve this.
Flash Video MX Pro can help you. This software can convert AVI, WMA, etc. to flash so easily. Actually it can convert almost any video formats to flash, and the Pro version can convert DVD directly. By this wonderful tool, we can generate FLV, SWF and HTML files, and the HTML file means you have made a web with videos. Ha, don't you think it magic? That is not all. It has so many wonderful functions:
1, Trim and Crop
We can trim and crop the videos with it; you do remember the boring head leader and tail leader, and letter box. I hate them, but I can trim now and crop these black things, or you just want to cut one beautiful section. Do it, as you like.
2, Add watermarks
Sometimes you make a wonderful movie, a master work, and you want to show your talents in internet. Think about the copyright problem. Why not add a logo on your video? Flash Video MX can help you to add text and image watermark on your video, if you think the image sheltered your video you can adjust the transparent value of the picture.
You also can add CuePoint, to make a subtitle or something else. Yeah, it is awesome.
3, Mix videos
You like mixed movie? In the first second Marlon Brando is still the God father, then Captain Jack appeared, maybe you can see bat man, I bet. Well, you can do it. With Flash Video MX you can add videos before or behind your original video. That is really funny (See the red part in the picture below). Of course to change the path of exported files, that is easy
4, Add player skin and preloaders
Ah, do not forget the Flash player, in this software you can find many beautiful Flash player skins, effects and preloaders. You want to make an MTV? Ok, use MX you can add some effects on your video, like flying stars or butterflies, then you can replace the original audio by your favorite song. Didn't I tell you? Yeah, it can change the original audio. Amazing!
Also, we can be more professional; you want to adjust the profiles and value of your video? Do it, you can change video codec, bit rate and things like it. You can make your own video.
At last, I will teach you how to embed the SWF file into an HTML page:
You can code the page like the following:
<object classid="clsid27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=8,0,0,0" width="720" height="555">
<param name="movie" value="mflvplayer.swf">
<param name="quality" value="high">
<param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain" />
<param name="allowFullScreen" value="True" />
<embed src="mflvplayer.swf" quality="high" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="720" height="555" allowScriptAccess="sameDomain" allowFullScreen="True">
Well, have you noticed the mflvplayer.swf in blue? Replace it with the SWF file you generated. Here you can also type in the URL of the SWF, such as http://www.myhomepage.com/mflvplayer.swf
The width="720" height="555" in black indicates the width and the height of your video.
You can add or reset the param name values to configure the video.
At last, upload the generated SWF and FLV files to the same folder together with this page. And you can enjoy it on your webpage now!