My, the contents of that screenshot are icky. Can you send me the link? I’d like to see this for myself.
The bad news is, even if you have the flash editor, you probably won’t be able to edit the flash movie. Flash movies (animations, actually), when first created, are saved in the .fla format. They can then be loaded and re-edited. When you want to ‘publish’ them in a format that browsers can use, you export them as .swf files and upload that to the website. AFAIK, even the creator can’t edit the .swf file. You have to make changes in the source .fla file and re-export to .swf.
I am not an expert in Macromedia Flash; there may be some kind of ‘decompiler’ for .swf files; I don’t know what it is. If you find one, I’d like to know about it.
There seem to be different settings for viewing the flash movie as well. Some flash files I’ve been able to save to disk and I get a file that plays properly in the flash player; others just yield a blank screen in the flash player. I suspect that at least some flash files have a variable online component and will not work properly unless they are being streamed from a web server.
As for saving a flash animation to a DVD, wht we need is a flash-to-MPEG-2 or AVI converter with the proper codecs. Ironically, the original Quicktime file you mention would do just as well. Most DVD authoring programs can import MPEG-2, AVI, or Quicktime.
I need to find out more about this.