How to Export Flash Files

Have you just completed your masterpiece but don’t know how to share it with the world?  This tutorial covers several different ways you can export your movies to be put on websites, uploaded to YouTube, and more!

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  4. jungla3 says:

    When I export it as a Quicktime file the colours look really washed out and the quality deteriorates significantly (even though it’s set to the best quality and Million+ colours). Is there anything I can do about that?

  5. Henri Cordova says:

    I made a flash movie with buttons. whenever i export the movie it plays it really fast on the browser.

  6. TheDeathofGrace says:

    My first animation is already pretty complex and every now and then I get a little lost in it. Now when I try to export the video, it is not showing all the animations. I have no clue whats missing. It shows all the animations when I click on preview movie though.

  7. Chris Downing says:

    The MOV/quicktime option is not there for me to export, its just SWF Movie, JPEG Sequence, GIF Sequence, PNG Sequence and Animated GIF someone tell me how to fix

  8. CaspersDaydream says:

    so is there no way to export it in mp4? Because i downloaded quick time and it says that it’s unavailable.

  9. karla michelle says:

    i did a drawing in flash and i wanna export it in devianart but when i export it as images it saids error what should i do ?

  10. Elijah Razon says:

    I do…

  11. N00belus says:

    Warning: No libraries were linked as Runtime Shared Libraries (RSLs) because of your publish settings: Exporting QuickTime Movie????? help!!!

  12. Ethan Azwar says:

    15:00 for youtube export tutorial

  13. Araylie says:

    I clicked “on disk”, but I still have lag..

  14. MrLappers says:

    I can’t use .mov, because, i can’t afford to buy it so i, torrented it, and it doesn’t have it, is there a way to get good quality without .mov?

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  16. MrBlarght says:

    how do i change the size?

  17. manojlovicz says:

    Thank you very much!!

  18. Jeff Butwin says:

    I have an animation that is a minute in length that has imported images, motion and shape tweens, and movie symbols in it. When I attempt to export it to a movie clip it fails to export saying it is out of memory. I know the computer I have has plenty of memory and was wanting to know what I may be doing wrong. Do you have an answer to help?

  19. SahuaroProductions says:

    My file saves but then the movie does not work. the time says 0 seconds then the movie shows the image and doesn’t play. I’m sure i’m exporting as a movie. I’ve tried multiple methods. Has anyone had the same problem? Please help!!!

  20. nickx15x says:

    msg me on skype via “Lettucelad” and ill help you with all your errors on the flash or just message me on youtube.

  21. nickx15x says:

    I just found a new way to export it using flash. If you have the adobe creative cloud plan or if you have adobe after effects or premiere you can convert it to a .flv movie simple and when i did that to my 2000 framed movie it converted it to an flv and only was 4 Mega Bites. Otherwise avi puts it as 1.5 gb or mov is 300 mb. If you have a question message me via skype “Lettucelad” and i can show you how to remove all glitches/lip sync errors off of the video and convert it to a .flv file.

  22. MaDaB1 says:

    i exported a flash as a mov but it wont upload to youtube and of course I cant edit it on movie maker :/

  23. john doe says:

    Best guy at tutorials!

  24. musachapina says:

    Great tutorial!! :D very helpfull!! Do you know how to export the flash file into a MPEG file without Quick Time? I’m not a Mac user, and I need to play the video in a TV with high quality. Could you help me? -Thanks ;)

  25. DJDurgy Durg says:

    15:08 if you’re looking for youtube, export .mov, etc.

  26. gerwin1991 says:

    Tnx this was very helpfull!

  27. BurningJellies says:

    Change them from movie clips to graphics! Hope this helped! :D

  28. BeenieBomb says:

    Why the heck is a tutorial 22 minutes long… A TUTORIAL!!! -_-

  29. BeenieBomb says:

    [..YouTube..] Why the heck is a tutorial 22 minutes long… A TUTORIAL!!! -_-

  30. Rowankell says:

    Seriously, 22 minutes long? I don’t have that time. Summarise please!

  31. Rowankell says:

    [..YouTube..] Seriously, 22 minutes long? I don’t have that time. Summarise please!

  32. yovillehacker2010 says:

    I just Saw Another Movie It Says AVI. Doesn’t Work With Flash.Hope This Helps

  33. [..YouTube..] I just Saw Another Movie It Says AVI. Doesn’t Work With Flash.Hope This Helps

  34. 23Tuv says:

    Thank you :] This video was very helpful.Just one thing though, I tried publishing it as a MAC only thing to email, but I get a folder with a LOT of stuff in it and different folders in it and I’m not sure which file is the correct one to email..I was guessing it’s because I use a PC?I tried publishing it as PC only, and that worked out fine, no complications.

  35. 23Tuv says:

    [..YouTube..] Thank you :] This video was very helpful.Just one thing though, I tried publishing it as a MAC only thing to email, but I get a folder with a LOT of stuff in it and different folders in it and I’m not sure which file is the correct one to email..I was guessing it’s because I use a PC?I tried publishing it as PC only, and that worked out fine, no complications.

  36. ralyax says:

    In my humble opinion I would recommend to use the H.264 instead of the Animation one, couse at the end the file created will be really huge, for example 10 seconds of animation will be like 50MB and If you are uploading the file to youtube, It will be rejected beacuse is not compatible. H.264 is the best option for quicktime the downside of this is that the colors will be a lilttle changed, Im still looking for the best way to export a swf created in adobe flash for youtube, no luck at the time

  37. ralyax says:

    [..YouTube..] In my humble opinion I would recommend to use the H.264 instead of the Animation one, couse at the end the file created will be really huge, for example 10 seconds of animation will be like 50MB and If you are uploading the file to youtube, It will be rejected beacuse is not compatible. H.264 is the best option for quicktime the downside of this is that the colors will be a lilttle changed, Im still looking for the best way to export a swf created in adobe flash for youtube, no luck at the time

  38. emolano says:

    Hey. Great videos… I have a question. I have been trying to export to Avi or mov. im using the VCam plug in in flash. When i export, the avi doesn’t work as i see the VCam as a square and no camera zooms are working. Basically, exporting to mov or avi when using VCam i the Flash animation doesn’t work….any advice???

  39. CaylisGrenouille says:

    Hey!! i like your vids! but i have a question. I want to make a dress up game on flash. I have the tutorial, but how can i export the game so my friends can play with it?

  40. [..YouTube..] Hey!! i like your vids! but i have a question. I want to make a dress up game on flash. I have the tutorial, but how can i export the game so my friends can play with it?

  41. rainbowcatable says:

    my video i exported goes WAY 2 fast help me please :<

  42. [..YouTube..] my video i exported goes WAY 2 fast help me please :<

  43. 3K5Demonics says:

    For me, it says that quicktime isn’t working. Help?

  44. 3K5Demonics says:

    [..YouTube..] For me, it says that quicktime isn’t working. Help?

  45. GrayFishFood says:

    lol i dont know if i got strange settings but i got a really heavy file, and when i export it as .mov and watch it, it is still lagging :/

  46. GrayFishFood says:

    [..YouTube..] lol i dont know if i got strange settings but i got a really heavy file, and when i export it as .mov and watch it, it is still lagging :/

  47. GrayFishFood says:

    15.20 is were he talks on how to export as video files :)

  48. GrayFishFood says:

    [..YouTube..] 15.20 is were he talks on how to export as video files :)

  49. rab236 says:

    @alennna Just send the .fla file. That is the actual flash document. If it’s too big, compress it with ZIP or RAR.

  50. rab236 says:

    [..YouTube..] @alennna Just send the .fla file. That is the actual flash document. If it’s too big, compress it with ZIP or RAR.

  51. burgerman9000 says:

    thank you so much

  52. [..YouTube..] thank you so much

  53. webbypictures says:

    thanx!

  54. [..YouTube..] when i export it as an movie i dont have the same result as when i press ctrl + enterwhy????????????

  55. Julian Callens says:

    I´m having the same problem! :(

  56. [..YouTube..] I´m having the same problem! :(

  57. [..YouTube..] I´m having the same problem! :(

  58. [..YouTube..] @YTBroz I´m having the same problem! :(

  59. Jioographic says:

    cool dude X3

  60. Jioographic says:

    [..YouTube..] cool dude X3

  61. YTBroz says:

    when i export my movie it does it correctly…but when i put it in to my editor program the movie clips dont play

  62. YTBroz says:

    [..YouTube..] when i export my movie it does it correctly…but when i put it in to my editor program the movie clips dont play

  63. alennna says:

    [..YouTube..] cool tutorial, thank you!. May i ask you how can i send my flash document to my friend’s free Yahoo mail account? I want my friend to be able to open my flash document, and see all the layers and actions , to check what have i done right and wrong etc. I would greatly appreciate your reply.

  64. iFlexsStudio says:

    [..YouTube..] Man, I am good at flash, I dont know why im watching ur vids, but I just want to see u play it at the end, u never show wht it lookslike at the end.

  65. MrSpiderman210 says:

    which is for youtube

  66. [..YouTube..] which is for youtube

  67. llewgnolm says:

    Why would you export it as an .exe? Make an executable (in C++) that plays the mp4 export or something

  68. llewgnolm says:

    [..YouTube..] Why would you export it as an .exe? Make an executable (in C++) that plays the mp4 export or something

  69. llewgnolm says:

    [..YouTube..] @blinktheworld33 Why would you export it as an .exe? Make an executable (in C++) that plays the mp4 export or something

  70. llewgnolm says:

    THIS DOESN’T MAKE PEOPLE WANT TO HELP YOU!!!

  71. llewgnolm says:

    [..YouTube..] THIS DOESN’T MAKE PEOPLE WANT TO HELP YOU!!!

  72. llewgnolm says:

    [..YouTube..] @sckaterbean THIS DOESN’T MAKE PEOPLE WANT TO HELP YOU!!!

  73. blinktheworld33 says:

    Hello Im trying to export a flash movie as an exe. however when I’m publishing it I get this “Warning: No libraries were linked as Runtime Shared Libraries (RSLs) because of your publish settings: Windows Projector” and I was wondering how to fix it? if someone could help me that would be great! Im using flash CS5.

  74. [..YouTube..] Hello Im trying to export a flash movie as an exe. however when I’m publishing it I get this “Warning: No libraries were linked as Runtime Shared Libraries (RSLs) because of your publish settings: Windows Projector” and I was wondering how to fix it? if someone could help me that would be great! Im using flash CS5.

  75. FireInTheMorningShow says:

    have the same problem, HELP! :)

  76. [..YouTube..] have the same problem, HELP! :)

  77. [..YouTube..] @sckaterbean have the same problem, HELP! :)

  78. Hibofobi says:

    Thank you so much! I wanted my 1 hour video to become HD and you helped me aLOT! So thank you agian

  79. Hibofobi says:

    [..YouTube..] Thank you so much! I wanted my 1 hour video to become HD and you helped me aLOT! So thank you agian

  80. 4dojo says:

    thanks. btw, do u know how to upload an icon for a NG video, cuz it won’t work for some strange reason

  81. 4dojo says:

    [..YouTube..] thanks. btw, do u know how to upload an icon for a NG video, cuz it won’t work for some strange reason

  82. tinarett says:

    Very thourough tutorial! I have always wondered about the projectors and now I know! Thanks!

  83. tinarett says:

    [..YouTube..] Very thourough tutorial! I have always wondered about the projectors and now I know! Thanks!

  84. sckaterbean says:

    [..YouTube..] PLEASE SOME ONE HELP ME!!!!! I NEED TO EXPORTA FLASH ANIMATION THE IMOVIE. BUT WHEN EVER I EXPORT IT AS A QUICKTIME, IN IMOVIE, ITS ALL WEIRD AND LAGGY. PLEASE HELP. IVE TRIED ALL THE THE OTHER WAYS OF EXPORTING

  85. TheMrloveto says:

    [..YouTube..] errmm.. i wish i can do thissssssssssssssssss… huagrrrhhhhhhhh

  86. 9Animan6 says:

    When i use the Vcam it doesn’t work =(

  87. 9Animan6 says:

    [..YouTube..] When i use the Vcam it doesn’t work =(

  88. [..YouTube..] I think your videos are great, I understand why they are so long, flash is not something you can learn in just a few minutes. I have been teaching myself to do animation and your video’s have already helped me more than any book can. Don’t ever stop making them. Thank You, seriously

  89. willxyz says:

    [..YouTube..] OK SO I MAD SOME ANIMATED SNOW FALLING IN FLASH CS5.IS THERE ANY WAY TO EXPORT THIS FILE SO I CAN USE IT AS A BACKGROUND ON A GREEN SCREEN IN VEGAS PRO 9?

  90. willxyz says:

    OK I MADE SOME ANIMATED FALLING SNOW.IS THERE ANYWAY TO EXPORT THE FILE SO THAT I CAN USE IT AS A BACKGROUND ON A GREEN SCREEN?

  91. willxyz says:

    [..YouTube..] OK I MADE SOME ANIMATED FALLING SNOW.IS THERE ANYWAY TO EXPORT THE FILE SO THAT I CAN USE IT AS A BACKGROUND ON A GREEN SCREEN?

  92. videoboy230 says:

    Subscribed..Your flash tutorials are amazing! Thanks a lot! =D

  93. videoboy230 says:

    [..YouTube..] Subscribed..Your flash tutorials are amazing! Thanks a lot! =D

  94. smexyhotnl says:

    [..YouTube..] hey i clicked quiktime and a window appears : “QuickTime is not avaibleplease make sure QuickTime is properly installed” do you know what to do?i got adobe flash cs5 for 2 days so i don’t know what to do :/

  95. santaetv says:

    [..YouTube..] how abt smooth animated gif…good quality file???

  96. [..YouTube..] Thank. You. I didn’t know why my movie was fuzzy.

  97. fundash says:

    [..YouTube..] These are amazing tutorials! I hope to be able to at some point, publish videos like eddsworld! or tomska, etc… :D

  98. yudomax says:

    hey my internet is very slow so I cant watch the video but is there a way I could uploaded to facebook?? if so just tell me the application you use…. thhaaaaaanksss

  99. yudomax says:

    [..YouTube..] hey my internet is very slow so I cant watch the video but is there a way I could uploaded to facebook?? if so just tell me the application you use…. thhaaaaaanksss

  100. TheBlakeWilliamson says:

    my screen dosent look like that!

  101. [..YouTube..] my screen dosent look like that!

  102. Bart de Graaff says:

    can I just import a movie (wmv,avi etc.) which I edited with Magix, and then export them as .swf and put them on my website?

  103. BartzConcept says:

    [..YouTube..] can I just import a movie (wmv,avi etc.) which I edited with Magix, and then export them as .swf and put them on my website?

  104. hops35 says:

    [..YouTube..] im running into a problem….when i export it as a .mov i get through all settings i want and set it as an animation, my clip is no bigger then yours and for some reason wont export properly. before the movie compresses it stops at recording flash content and doesnt move on from there? what should i do about this?

  105. ipwnyamum says:

    [..YouTube..] I found an easier way, you may of included it in ur vid sorry if u did but i didnt watch it all. when u click export and it says where to save it to, at the bottom it says save file as: click the one you want and it’ll do it, it worked for me

  106. 8506410 says:

    [..YouTube..] help!!i downloaded an .fla from the net.i opened the library of that fla and saw many symbols… i noticed when i right-clicked symbol 1, i see a play button.then i clicked the play button when i right clicked..after i clicked the play button, the whole animation played..then i right clicked on 1 of the symbols then clicked edit.i changed the appearance of that symbol..then when i went back to symbol and right clicked symbol 1, i clicked play again.but it doesnt play the whole animation.thanks

  107. bizzy17 says:

    [..YouTube..] Thanks alot … your tutorials are a bit long, but that’s fine because they’re excellent and easy to follow.

  108. GrandDewalt says:

    I have a new problem, everytime I make an animation it comes out wrong, when I watch the movie clip in other programs or even on a youtube test, the animation is much slower and the whole animation does not play. Help please

  109. GrandDewalt says:

    [..YouTube..] I have a new problem, everytime I make an animation it comes out wrong, when I watch the movie clip in other programs or even on a youtube test, the animation is much slower and the whole animation does not play. Help please

  110. delpiero8401 says:

    [..YouTube..] merci man thanks

  111. CocahColah says:

    [..YouTube..] @jbkrule I think it’s his chin :O

  112. [..YouTube..] your tutorials are amazing and your the best … i like how you go into depth in all of your tutorials but it would be a little better if it was brief

  113. 13cheesus14 says:

    [..YouTube..] you dont make any sense ahhhh

  114. [..YouTube..] Yes, this is a good tutorial indeed, but here’s the problem; Each time I export the flash movie and view it, the sprites don’t play their set actions. Their just lifeless pictures moving across the screen doing nothing

  115. NordenRED says:

    i try to export my movie to avi but when i do that all animation(movie clips) in the file dont play so what should i do?? please help

  116. NordenRED says:

    [..YouTube..] i try to export my movie to avi but when i do that all animation(movie clips) in the file dont play so what should i do?? please help

  117. whatdiditube says:

    [..YouTube..] again, I LOVE YOU!you have the most awesome simple and most helpful tutorials IN THE WORLD!your amazing! :D words can’t describe how emmense you are!

  118. jbkrule says:

    [..YouTube..] Does this guy you made have a tumor in his cheek or something :o

  119. GrandDewalt says:

    [..YouTube..] This didn’t help me as much as I had hoped it would. I made an animation that really it doesn’t go on that long, but the song playing goes to 1 minute and 51 sec, because I didnt finish all the animations, I wanted to upload it here to test, but when I exported the file became 4GB and the animations only go on for 20 secs, I really didn’t think that these animations were really all that complicated just motion and shape tweens, some of which repeat, I’m using a windows xp and I tried AVI format

  120. Zepherus14 says:

    He’s using symbols, so no key frames necessary

  121. Zepherus14 says:

    [..YouTube..] He’s using symbols, so no key frames necessary

  122. AsFunnyAsTV says:

    [..YouTube..] who would of thought tht it wud of took 22:41 seconds just to import something!!

  123. jampox101 says:

    im a geek at flash i made really cool games that soon i will put on the internet

  124. jampox101 says:

    [..YouTube..] im a geek at flash i made really cool games that soon i will put on the internet

  125. whazup50 says:

    [..YouTube..] does it look like his rocks are moving?

  126. AsFunnyAsTV says:

    [..YouTube..] how come he got no keyframes?

  127. whitztigerz says:

    [..YouTube..] poeple on newgrounds make good flashs :D

  128. Lonie says:

    you are idiots because you insulting ppl in new grounds!

  129. DJLiberity says:

    [..YouTube..] you are idiots because you insulting ppl in new grounds!

  130. whitztigerz says:

    [..YouTube..] WERE NOT IDIOTS WE USE FLASH SWF. SO HA

  131. DJLiberity says:

    [..YouTube..] man dont write back 1 year old comment LOL

  132. Vider997 says:

    Thanks a lot but can’t we save it as .AVI

  133. DeclanO30 says:

    you can use a graphics tablet which you use a digital pen to mimic your drawing/handwriting hope that helps

  134. JaxLynnstarAnimate says:

    Because this movie is long, I don’t remember which part of the movie to make it able to be exported to for the youtube part. If I’m going to submit a movie made from flash on youtube, what type of file do I need to convert it to again?

  135. Incredible Tutorials says:

    It depends on the material. I have many tutorials that are 3 – 5 minutes. Some subjects I just try to cover more extensively.

  136. wafflecannonlazer says:

    Your videos are good and helpful, but looong…

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