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File not supported?

There are several reasons for this. Most of the time, this is due to you don't have the required codec installed on your pc. Some specially encoded video, audio will require to have the same codec installed before can play or convert them.
There are several suggestions for this:

  • Install QuickTime 7 Player for converting MOV, 3GP, 3G2, M4V, MP4, QT, DV, certain AVI, Still Image (JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, PSD, TIF, TGA) . QuickTime player is free.
  • Install Microsoft Direct-x 9 and above for optimize performance.
  • Windows Media 9 Series Runtime for WMV and WMA support. This setup file is included when you install Snosh.
  • Download a media info software and check what codec is missing. Then perform a search at google or codecs portal like http://www.free-codecs.com/
 
Where is the converted file stored?
By default all the converted files will be stored in "C:\Snosh Project" . In case you cannot remember where you have set the output folder as, click on Export tab and refer to the save in textbox
 
I cannot play the converted Flash?
Make sure you have installed the Flash Player from Adobe website.
 
Why I cannot encode my video even though is the format is supported by Snosh?

There are several reasons for this. Most of the time, this is due to you don't have the required codec installed on your pc. Some specially encoded video, audio will require to have the same particular codec installed before can play or convert them.
There are several suggestions for this:

  • Install QuickTime 7 Player for converting MOV, 3GP, 3G2, M4V, MP4, QT, DV, certain AVI, Still Image (JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, PSD, TIF, TGA) . QuickTime player is free.
  • Install Microsoft Direct-x 9 and above for optimize performance.
  • Windows Media 9 Series Runtime for WMV and WMA support. This setup file is included when you install Snosh.
  • Download a media info software and check what codec is missing. Then perform a search at google or codecs portal like http://www.free-codecs.com/
 
How do I make custom player control to my output swf?

Snosh allows to add player control (play/stop/pause/forward/backward/volume control) to the output Flash:

  • Click on Player Control Tab, check "create player control on the output" checkbox.
  • Select the player control type from the player control combo box.
  • You can also enlarge the preview by clicking on the Enlarge button.
 
How do I embed my swf into a html?

There are 2 ways you can do it:
Export Settings:
On the Export Tab, check the html checkbox. After the conversion, it will create a seperate HTML file in the output folder.

HTML Code:
You can use a notepad or Microsoft Front Page and paste the following HTML code:
<html>
<body bgcolor=#000000>
<center>
<object width="160" height="120">
<param name="MOVIE" value="sushi2.swf">
<param name="QUALITY" value="HIGH">
<param name="BGCOLOR" value="#000000">
<embed src="sushi2.swf"
quality="high"
type="application/x-shockwave-flash"
bgcolor="#000000"
width="160" height="120">
</object></center>
</body>
</html>
* You will need to replace sushi2.swf with your Flash filename.

 
How do I enable/disable the tips of the day?
By default the Tips of the Day will be loaded automatically during startup. To disable Tips of the Day, uncheck "Show Tips On Startup" checkbox.
To enable back the Tips of The Day, click on Help menu, select Tips of the Day. Check "Show Tips on Startup" checkbox.
 
Why there is no video or audio on the outout?
On the Video Tab, make sure the checkbox "include video on the output" is checked. Secondly on the Audio Tab, make sure the checkbox "include audio on the output" is checked as well. Some video and audio require special codec to be installed before can convert them. Please make sure that particular codec has been installed on your pc first. QuickTime 7 Player is also needed for converting MOV, 3GP, 3G2, M4V, MP4, QT, DV, certain AVI, Still Image (JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, PSD, TIF, TGA) .
 
What is FLV?
SWF is not the only Flash format. FLV files (Flash Video Files) are a binary file format that delivers "bitmapped" video, limited to one video and one audio stream per file, over the Internet to the Adobe Flash Player version 7. FLV content may also be associated with SWF files by ActionScript external references. FLV format can also imported into Adobe Flash Authoring tool. Unlike SWF format, FLV do not have maximum of 16000 frames limitation and ideally for large video file size.
 
How to Play FLV?

In order to play FLV, you may use Snosh FLV Player or create a swf loader in Snosh. You can also create your own FLV player through Adobe Authoring tool.

 
The audio is not synch with the video?

There are several reasons for this:

  • The source codec is not 100% supported. You will need to install another suitable codec.
  • The source has some broken frames or errors which cause loss of synch.
  • The video SWF file uses too much RAM, resulting in a loss of synch
  • The source video framerate is not the same with your Snosh video framerate settings, resulting in a loss of synch.
  • The SWF video uses up too much processor power for the system and resulting in a loss of synch.
  • The computer is lack of processor power or RAM to complete the conversion.
  • Conflict between the audio settings you are using (frequency and bitrate) and the audio settings of your source video. You can try to experiment by altering your settings to see if it helps the problem. Often, increasing the frequency and bitrate can solve this problem.
  • Low frame rate of the source video/Snosh video.
  • The audio and video of the source video was captured with separate cards which results in a loss of sync. We recommend using a capture card with both audio and video inputs to help keep the video and audio in sync.
 
SWF Limitation?

A SWF File format can have as many as 16,000 frames. This is due to the Flash Player has an internal limitation of 16000 frames per .SWF file. Exceeding the frame limit, it will cause the the playback to stop. For example, a common video with 25 frames/sec, the SWF maximum length will be around 10.5 minutes.There are a few ways to overcome this limitation:

  • Reduce Frame Size - You can Snosh Video Settings to create output flash with smaller frame size. For example, if you have a video with 25 frames / sec, you can set the frame size to 20 and this will further extend the video duration for additional 3 minutes.
  • Using the Load SWF Events - Snosh allows to set the swf to load another swf movie when it reaches the end. So, if you have a long video, you can use the custom start/end time to cut the video into smaller parts and join them back using the SWF events.
  • Convert to FLV - You can convert to FLV format instead of swf format. This is another Adobe alternative solutions for the SWF limitation. FLV format was developed specially for video. There is no frame limit, file size and etc. Check Export to FLV checkbox on the Export Settings.
 
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