View Full Version : Flash on Series 60 via Mobiclip


Rafe
07-11-2002, 12:55 PM
A solution for playing Flash files (.swf) on the Nokia 7650 is now available. You author/obtain clip files in the SWF file format, and run them through an encoder, which outputs Mobiclip files. The .mo clips can then be viewed on the target platform with a freeware player.

There are a few limitation in the files that can be converted, but this is excellent news since it means that vector graphic can be viewed on the 7650. If you look at some of the example available on the Mobiclip site (http://www.mobiclip.com) you can see that complex animations can be made using a very small amount of space.

Features
The player is a complete Symbian OS application for the Nokia Series 60 platform. It recognizes the Mobiclip file format in Messaging attachments, so the user can open and save clips from his Inbox, whether they come from MMS, Bluetoth, Infrared or e-mail.
When launched from the desk rather than embedded, the application offers a list view to organise the user's clips, and send them further.

When the content provider signs a clip, he can include a Title and an About message which appear directly in the user interface of the player.
Furthermore, clips can be authenticated with strong cryptography, and thus copyright-protected content will only play on a specific phone (identified by its serial number, IMEI)

Technical Specs
The display is done in 4096 colors with a 2x2 antialiasing.
The fullscreen size is 176 x 208 pixels (the user can also choose windowed projection, which is 176 x 144 pixels).
There is no memory limitation associated with the input movie: the file only has to fit on the device.
The speed may vary with the edge complexity of the scene, but 24 frames per second are common.

Recognised Flash file subset
Mobiclip decodes and renders only a subset of the SWF format:

Vector graphics
Text
Font
Sprites
Bitmaps (rendered on top of the vector layers, with no scaling or rotation)
Animation commands.
Relevant Tags are :
DefineShape, DefineShape2, DefineShape3
DefineFont, DefineFont2
DefineText, DefineText2
DefineSprite
DefineBitsJPEG2
SetBackgroundColor
PlaceObject2
RemoveObject, RemoveObject2

On the contrary, the following Flash features are not implemented in Mobiclip yet, and thus are skipped during movie playback:
Scripts, Sounds, Alpha-blending, Gradient fills, Lines and Morphing.

See http://www.mobiclip.com for more including the freeware player and some sample files.

Palendrone
07-11-2002, 09:45 PM
I just tried to email contact@mobiclip.com to try and see how the decoder is available to people and it got bounced back to me straight away ?

Does anyone know how to get hold of this as i am a whiz with flash and could produce some nice ones for the site !

JyriK
08-11-2002, 01:38 AM
Wow. This looks good. But hope that macromedia makes a real flash player for us. So that you dont have to convert the files.
(and pay for that conversion software)
Going to test this though tonite.

JyriK
08-11-2002, 03:26 AM
Yep, this little app is really great although maybe a bit big (115kb installed).
The animations framerate is really good, maybe a bit too fast because the
screen can't keep up and there is occasional "tearing" in pictures.
Hope that in next version they include an option to have a animation as "screensaver"
Cant wait to have that encoder. Just sent email to them asking about it.
(didnt bounce back) I'll post more info about that later, when they reply to me.

But still a "real" flash player would be nice. :D

08-11-2002, 04:33 PM
where can i find the encoder for the swf. file's............ :-?

Nukacola
27-01-2006, 12:06 PM
here
http://www.geovid.com/Flash_to_Video_Encoder_PRO/
my best, ver featured tool
good luck

Driq
04-02-2006, 08:37 PM
Does anyone know where I can get codecs( *.sis ) for my 6630 ?