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    Hello...

    I created a photo slide show of my band (in Sony Vegas Movie Studio 6); & am in the process of rendering it to different formats for various indie music sites (some sites want .mov's...some want .wmv's...etc.)

    So...to render to a Flash movie (.swf)...which to be honest is my favorite...I can import an .mov or an .wmv or even an .avi into Flash...& export it as an .swf. But when I do...no matter which format I bring in to use (or the size of that file)...the resulting .swf file size is huge!

    For example...I can use an .wmv of my project, which was output from Vegas at 256Kbps/29.970fps w/ compression; & which has a file size of 6 MB...& the resulting .swf is 140 MB !!! Conversely...I can bring in an .avi or an .mov output at the same speed/frame rate...w/ no compression...& which sport file sizes in the area of 3 GB...& the resulting .swf file is still 140 MB.

    [My movie dimensions for this first project are 420 X 315...to accommodate my Bio table width at myspace music, while maintaining a 4/3 aspect ratio.]

    So...how do I get the file size down when making a Flash movie? I can upload the big file (140 MB) to my server & hopefully it will stream OK to the various sites...but at 140 MB a pop...my web bill could skyrocket, right?

    Anyway to make a Flash movie under 10 MB's? I'm not getting why importing a compressed, smaller size format would result in a larger .swf.

    Thanks,

    mark4man

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    If it's 3 GB when stored as a DV AVI, then it must be anywhere from to 9 to 17 minutes long. It's not especially surprising that a video of that length is a mere 140 MB when compressed.

    If you compress a 17 minute video down to 10 MB, it'll look like garbage. Flash has picture export quality settings, correct, for things like JPEGs? Surely it can let you change the bitrate of video, too. I don't know Flash well enough to know for sure.
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    I cant use DV AVI out of Vegas. I can...but the movie dimensions change. The only way I can export my project dimensions (420 X 315) in AVI is to use uncompresssed AVI. (& the project is 4m, 15s long.)

    But you didn't answer my question...& the AVI size doesn't matter anyway...because...no matter what format I bring into Flash...& no matter what size that format's file is...the Flash result (.swf) is huge. How do I make it smaller?

    mark4man

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    AFAIK Flash files just store them frame-by-frame. In a 30fps movie of 4:15, that means 255 seconds * 30 frames = 7650 frames. Storing 7650 pictures of 420*315... I'm not sure how strong that compression can even be...
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