Friday, March 28, 2008

FlashAnts are Pests. My review

Before we conclude this article there is a slight DISTURBANCE in the force.
Just in!
Justin, the owner of FlashAnts. Also the co owner and receptionist. Also the maid and gardener, as well as the bodyguard and sales rep.
He also works as Feedback manager.

His name probably isnt Justin, but something taiwanese like... Ami
But i think its time to begin entering the starting stages of creating a rather serious major issue/ problem.

A while back Mr. Adam J Phillips or Adam Phillips for short. (even shorter could be Adahilips or just plain old A-bop) posted a rather lengthy 'blog' article looking at the positives and negatives of "swf to video" convertors.
He reviewed 2.
The highly praised one was FlashAntsSwf 2 Video.

A while later i bought it.com
With the future of today when you buy a computer program off the internet (A rather smallish one) all you get is a download link and a key code.

Well with Swf2Video your program automatically processes a 'machine code' for your computer.
Well after sending them your machine code you get the keycode and you can start.
fantastic
UNTIL you want to change computer.
My friends as soon as you change computer you've lost a working program, as the machine code of your new computer has changed the serial no longer works.
So, you paid for it, what do you do?
Email them and ask for a new machine code expecting a reply.
Well you dont get one.
Ever

Flash Ants never reply, plus their phone number is invalid (which to be honest may have been expected)
So

Afilips ended up buying another copy the program was so important to him. We pay the full amount and what do we get?

Positives:
If you are positive your computer will stand the test of time or at least half your breathing life. Buy it!
It converts swf to video in a flash and can convert into image sequences perfectly as well without any faults.

Negatives:
If you have a normal computer and not an immortal one
DO NOT BUY IT
oh yeh and when exporting avi it dosent include sound so you have to do that seperatly

Suitcase rested

Also. I've been told another convertor from a more reliable person is in the works. So we'll keep you posted.
Though im not paying for another one.


- End of Review -
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This was for my own bored enjoyment.
video
I've never understood when people say 'I made this when i was bored' Even though they are meant to be working on a huge project themselves (Myself, T&P)
Well basically bored means one of two things
1. Feeling Lazy (Although this normally creates nothing)
2. Been stuck on the same idea for so long and just want to stretch onto other ideas for a bit.
3. Something else (Perhaps a worry) is clogging up your mind when you try to work. It seems easier to start of newer things.
by the way i meant 3
- The Daily Crumb
- Justin Ami

1 comment:

  1. 4: You did it quickly and think people wont really like it but post it anyways and say you were really bored which they would complain its bad or ask why the hell you made it ;)

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