How to Convert SWF to AVI and Viсe Versa
Are you a fan of “Happy Tree Friends” or “Simon’s Cat”? There was a time when short comedic animated series like these “blew up” the Internet. Usually, watching these kinds of movies online causes no problems – you just need a special plug-in installed in your web browser. But if you want to watch them on your computer or mobile device in offline mode, you need to save those SWF files to your hard drive in an appropriate format, which is not always possible – at least in any obvious way. But don’t worry – we have the perfect solution for you!
To save SWF videos and change them to a more suitable format, just use Movavi Screen Capture Studio. With this easy-to-use program, you can quickly and easily record Flash videos from any website and save them to your hard drive in any popular format: AVI, MP4, MOV, WMV or MKV. After conversion, you can transfer the videos to your mobile device and enjoy them anywhere, anytime!
The following tutorial will show you how to record a Flash video and save it in AVI format.
Step 1: Install the Program
Download the application and launch the setup file. The guidelines on the screen will guide you through installing the software.
Step 2: Prepare the Program for Video Recording
Launch the program. If you use Windows, choose Capture screen in the launch window. On a Mac, the recorder will open automatically. Drag the capture frame into position over the video you want to record, then adjust the frame size by dragging its edges; alternatively, you can open the Select Capture Area list and choose one of the ready-made presets. If you want to record the video full screen, select the name of your monitor in the Full Screen section. To record the video with audio, make sure the System Audio icon has a green checkmark on it. If not, just click it once to add the checkmark. To record your own voiceover, connect your microphone to your computer and add a checkmark to the appropriate icon. Now everything is ready for the recording!
Step 3: Record SWF Video
Click REC and the program will start recording after a five-second countdown. To manage the capture process, press the buttons on the program panel or use the hotkeys: if you are a Windows user, click F9 to pause the recording and F10 to stop. On a Mac, click ⌥ ⌘ 1 and ⌥ ⌘ 2 respectively.
Step 4: Edit and Save the Video
After you have finished recording, you can play the captured video in the preview window. Drag the markers at either end of the timeline to cut out any unneeded parts from the beginning or end of the video. For more extensive editing, click Edit to open the built-in video editor, which you can use to enhance video quality and add background music, titles, and special effects.
If no editing is required, open the Save as list, click Video and audio tab at the top of it and choose AVI.
If you want to convert AVI to SWF, just record your AVI video as described in the steps 2 and 3 of this tutorial, and choose SWF from the Save as list.
When the desired format has been chosen, click Save and your video will be ready in a few moments.
Converting Flash to AVI and AVI to Flash is easy with Movavi Screen Capture Studio! You can also use the program to record any screen activity: online clips and movies, Skype video calls, software demonstrations, and more!
See what else Movavi Screen Capture Studio can do for you:
- record screen videos in Windows 8,
- rip audio files from YouTube,
- capture Netflix videos,
- create GIFs from YouTube videos,
- save Veoh movies,
- create podcasts,
- and much more.
Disclaimer: Please be aware that Movavi Screen Capture Studio does not allow the capture of copy-protected video and audio.
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