From: Chris Pugh <address@hidden>
To: Mark Lee <address@hidden>
Cc: SWF Tools <address@hidden>
Sent: Mon, April 12, 2010 12:04:43 PM
Subject: Re: [Swftools-common] pdf2swf -s parameters and optimising swf for size and quality
On 12 April 2010 15:32, Mark Lee <address@hidden
> Thanks for your reply Chris. I'm an end user, not a developer.
So am I. Maybe as/when/if my knowledge of 'c' and the various
internals improves, I'll be
able to actively submit patches and make contributions, etc, etc.
Time is always a factor,
plus, as I get older, the less I like being sat at a computer!!
>I'd be willing to create a pdf2swf help document for users like me (who don't
> understand developer
shorthand, jargon, UNIX and DOS prompts) and make it
> available for all to save time on trial and error. If you send me a list of
> all the parameters I'll begin the task.
The wiki is the place to start then, http://wiki.swftools.org
Mattias will only too pleased to have your input in whever form it takes.
> I did -s help and got a list but it doesn't for example have the mentioned
> param: swfdeump [-X -Y]. What's that?
Sorry! Typo! ( smacks self on hand! ). Typing,
swfdump -X -Y yourfile.swf
will give you the dimensions of the swf you are interested in. Hence
I was saying, try a conversion, then use swfdump to check what
happens. If you see a difference, then
you have answered your own question. Tral and error, and a process
works wonders, even for an end-user.
> Also it mentions that jpegsubpixels=<pixels> is the same as jpegdpi, but in pixels, but I >don't see an explicit reference to jpegdpi.
Trial an error! Featues come and go. Type the following command and
see what happens,,
pdf2swf -s ppmdpi=100 yourfile.pdf -o yourfile.swf
> Similarly I see ppmsubpixels is the same as ppmdpi but in pixels, and
> there's no listing of ppmdpi.
> drawonlyshapes is also noted as broken.
Again see above! ;o)
There is a lot I don't know about PDF's or Flash file format myself.
Much like you,
I'm workjing it oiut as I go along!
> From: Chris Pugh <address@hidden
> To: Mark Lee <address@hidden
> Cc: SWF Tools <address@hidden
> Sent: Mon, April 12, 2010 9:40:34 AM
> Subject: Re: [Swftools-common] pdf2swf -s parameters and optimising swf for
> size and quality
> On 12 April 2010 14:04, Mark Lee <address@hidden
>> A couple questions following up on what Tim asked, though not in the same
>> (1) Does the -s have to be written before each paramater or can it be used
>> for an array, like -s
> Have you tried it yourself? What happens when you do?
>> (2) Does "multiply" affect the dimension of the swf that is output?
> Have you tried..
> pdf2swf -s multiply=<Integer> yourfile.pdf -o yourfile.swf
> swfdeump [-X -Y] yourfile.swf
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