Easily create Flash videos with Flash MX Pro

Produce high quality Flash files with affordable download

Largely due to the easily obtainable, cross-platform Flash Player, SWF files and FLV Flash video files are very popular on the Web. But buying Flash is a pricey proposition, so to produce these files something a bit cheaper is in order for the average user. In steps Moyea with its Flash Video MX Pro 5 video to Flash converter (US$89, free demo).

Flash Video MX Pro 5 proved rock-solid in my testing, and it produced high quality output. It sucked up a fair amount of CPU cycles, though; while I could still multi-task, there was a noticeable lag. While it'd be nice to have a CPU utilisation throttle, performance was more than acceptable -- even with wide-aspect HD resolution source files.

Rudimentary editing in the form of definable start and end points is provided. You may also choose from a number of skins for the playback controls that you can embed in a Flash video file. You may reduce or increase output resolution freely, and there's a handy lock that maintains the video's original aspect ratio, or doesn't, as you desire. Input file types include AVI, MPEG, WMV, MOV, MP4, M4V, 3GP, RM, ASF, RMVB, MKV, DAT, OGM, and ASX; output types include F4V, AVC/H.263/H.264, and Flash 8 to .SWF and .FLV containers.

Flash Video MX Pro is easy on the eye and easy to use. It provides all the options you could ask for, and does a nice job encoding. It's superior in nearly all aspects to the free Riva FLV Encoder 2 -- especially in output formats (Riva doesn't handle or output wide format or .SWF). However, since the latter is remuneration-less, you might want to try it before dropping US$90 on what is admittedly a very nice product.

Note: The demo version adds a watermark to the video and artifacts to the audio that are not present in the output of the paid version.

Join the PC World newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Our Back to Business guide highlights the best products for you to boost your productivity at home, on the road, at the office, or in the classroom.

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Jon L. Jacobi

PC World (US online)
Show Comments

Essentials

Microsoft L5V-00027 Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard Desktop

Learn more >

Lexar® JumpDrive® S57 USB 3.0 flash drive

Learn more >

Mobile

Lexar® JumpDrive® S45 USB 3.0 flash drive 

Learn more >

Exec

Lexar® Professional 1800x microSDHC™/microSDXC™ UHS-II cards 

Learn more >

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC70 Noise Cancelling Headphones

Learn more >

Lexar® JumpDrive® C20c USB Type-C flash drive 

Learn more >

HD Pan/Tilt Wi-Fi Camera with Night Vision NC450

Learn more >

Budget

Back To Business Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Latest News Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS 13

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

Aysha Strobbe

Windows 10 / HP Spectre x360

Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!

Mark Escubio

Windows 10 / Lenovo Yoga 910

For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.

Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?