For all of you aspiring animated filmmakers out there, especially those of you who export out scads of SWF's, check out Flash-On-TV
. It takes an ordinary SWF and suddenly makes it all seem worthwhile. No, that's Mary Hart. F-O-T turns SWF's into movies, either on VCD, DVD, or a silly old AVI... It includes a menu tool so you can load up on the SWF's, which is great for creating portfolios. Or you could hop in Firefox,
grab all those cool Flash movies out there, and pop that in your DVD player when you get bored. Look ma, no Internet!
The basics of F-O-T are easy enough. Import a SWF, see the little data amount bar fill up to your media's capacity. The menu tool isn't difficult to work with, no more so than PowerPoint's GUI. Not saying it's perfect, but it's pretty good. The app sells for a reasonable $39.95 for personal use, $79.95 for business use, or $149.95 for a site license.