2 year old Flash exports won't play. Any way to convert them?

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I created some videos 2 years ago with Camtasia for Mac. I must have only exported flash versions as there are no mp4 files in the project folders. I no longer have the Camtasia project files for these, only the exports. I posted these videos on my own server. They will no longer play online or locally. Not having the mp4 files, is there any way to save these projects?

Example: http://jonathangunnell.com/helpers/max/1-2/
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Jonathan Phillip Gunnell

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Hey Jonathan,
At least in the example you posted, it looks to me like the video itself is already an mp4 (1-2.mp4) and it's just the player that is the old/busted flash file (SWF file). If your video was an FLV (flash video) you might have more work to do, trying to use a converter. However, it looks to me like you could find the .mp4 file in the pile of files there on your website and use it!

Let me know if this helps?
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Jonathan Phillip Gunnell

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Unfortunately, as I mentioned, there is no mp4. What converter will actually work (on a Mac)?
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Paul Middlin, Employee

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Judging from your screenshot, there is no video file at all there to convert. That would explain why it's not playing back :-/
All you have are the supporting files; the FirstFrame.png thumbnail, the player, spritesheets for the controls, etc. I'm betting none of those files are over 1-2MB??
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This was confusing to me as well. The mp4 was missing from my files on the server (link shared in my first post) as well as my local copy of the project (screenshot in second post). Not knowing much about flash I assumed the swf file was doing all the video work. I uploaded the project to my website 2 years ago and haven't touched it since. It worked fine for my students that whole semester. 

I just checked a backup hard drive, however, and that project folder DOES include the mp4. So I'm good to go. I have no idea how or why I would have removed only the mp4 from my website AND local copy. I'd say it's a strange coincidence except there are about 10 of these little videos and it's the same for all of them...

TL;DR - User error. Thanks for the help. My bad...
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Glad you found them on the backup! Very weird.