Canvas will not display animation videos that are .swf files. Has anyone had experience converting .swf file to .mp4 or another supported file type? I use a Mac. Thanks.
Hi there, Gary Ogden and Welcome to the Canvas Community!
I want to make sure we can understand what is happening. Are you attempting to put a .swf file in Canvas for students to view? Or is it an interactive file? Or is this a file students are uploading as part of an assignment.
While we wait on these answers, I'm going to share your question with the Higher Education and Instructional Designers groups to see if anyone over there has input on converting a .swf file to .mp4 (assuming it is video only and not interactive).
Thank you for responding to my question. The files I am referring to are video animations of cellular events and are NOT interactive. I have not been able to find an application that will convert these files to an acceptable format (I did download a couple of programs from the internet, but they did not work). Right now I am attempting to play them on my Mac’s desktop and record them using QuickTime player. My first attempt worked reasonably well, so I will try to do more. It is not a perfect solution, but the quality is pretty good; background noise is the biggest problem, so far (I need to find a quieter location to do this).
Thank you for your help.
Thanks for the additional information, Gary! Glad that the .swf files are not interactive so they can be converted. Now just to find the tool!
Gary, were you ultimately able to find a .swf to .mp4 conversion tool for Mac? Since you've shared your interim workaround, we've marked this question as Assumed Answered for the moment, but the conversation can continue nevertheless if you have an additional solution to offer. Thanks!
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