Warning messages. What do they mean?

Sometimes, when you add a file to SWF & FLV Toolbox you can see the following red icon left to file info:

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On clicking it you’ll get a warning message like this:

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arrowHere are the warnings you can get and their meanings:

 

  • Probably, the file is corrupted, because in its header it is indicated that file contains 0 (zero) frames.

This warning means that most likely the file you are trying to add is corrupted; therefore it cannot be added for preview and conversion. Try to play this file in any SWF or FLV player. If another player is able to play this file, send this file to support@eltima.com for investigation.

  • Zero file size

This warning means that most probably the file you are trying to add is corrupted and has invalid file size. Therefore it cannot be added for preview and conversion.

  • File could not be read or it has zero FPS value. Please, send the original flash file to support@eltima.com for investigation.

The file may be corrupted, or its frames-per-second value is equal to zero. In this case send the original flash file to support@eltima.com for investigation.

  • File not loaded; format is not supported. The file may be of a different format with incorrect extension.

This warning means that a file is not SWF, FLV or EXE file. By EXE files here we mean Adobe Projector files, which are self-executing Flash movies with the .exe extension. If you right-click EXE file and choose “Properties” option, you’ll see “Adobe Flash Player” in file description.


arrowHere are the warnings you can get if a file has some peculiarities and requires special attention:

 

  • No streaming sound was found in this file; some conversion methods may not produce a valid result.

This warning is displayed when no streaming sound was found in the source file (the file either has no sound at all or has an event sound).  While converting SWF/FLV/EXE files to video format try to convert them interactively.

  • Due to some peculiarities of this file using Interactive recording mode is recommended. Frame-by-frame conversion might not result as expected.

You can get this warning if your original SWF contains a sprite or several sprites with their own timelines, or contains ActionScript which controls SWF playback. Try to convert your file interactively. It will allow you to capture and record file as it plays.

  • This file was not created according to Adobe FLV requirements, and even though it might be played correctly by Flash Player, it may have issues and artifacts after conversion.

This warning means that if you convert such FLV files, Eltima Software will not be liable for bugs, errors or other problems with the resulting files.

  • The file is incomplete (e.g. was not fully downloaded or cut off).

This warning means that the file is corrupted, and therefore cannot be converted properly.

  • In order to be correctly displayed, contents of this file needs recoding. This will take some time. To achieve the best results, change Video quality value at ”FLV Recoding” tab.

You can get this warning when video codec is not supported by SWF specifications which may lead to inadequate SWF playback. To be correctly displayed, contents of FLV file needs recoding.