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Chapter 26. Flash and Shockwave > Flash Resources - Pg. 513

Flash and QuickTime QuickTime is a multitrack container format. Traditionally, this meant tracks for audio and video. In the evolution of QuickTime, support has been added for other tracks such as text, timecode, and (starting with QuickTime 4) Flash content. To add a Flash track to a QuickTime movie, use the Flash authoring tool and export the file to the "QuickTime Flash" format (.mov). The resulting file is a QuickTime movie that can simultaneously play video, audio, and Flash media elements. The QuickTime 4 Player or higher is required to view QuickTime Flash files. Another option is to export to the traditional "QuickTime Movie" format (also .mov). When exporting to QuickTime Movie, the vector Flash information is rasterized and added to the video track of the movie. QuickTime 4 is only capable of displaying Flash 3 functionality (which means it does not recognize ActionScript commands). The recently released QuickTime 5 sup- ports most of the functions of Flash 4. As an alternative to using the Flash authoring tool, you can also import an exist- ing .swf file into QuickTime Player (or Player Pro) and save it as a QuickTime movie. Flash and RealPlayer Flash 5 is capable of exporting Flash files directly to the RealMedia formats required to play in the RealPlayer. This method, called RealFlash, may make sense when