How to Convert SWF to MP4 and Vice Versa
Addicted to Happy Tree Friends, Simon’s Cat, or other instant Internet hit SWF (Flash) cartoons? Watching them online is easy – you just need a Shockwave Player installed in your browser. But what if you want to save those SWF files onto your computer or mobile device to enjoy your favorite series wherever and whenever you are – even if you don’t have an Internet connection?
No problem! To download your favorite Flash videos and convert them to MP4, just use Movavi Screen Capture Studio – a multifunctional program for screen recording, editing and converting videos, and much more. This program can easily transform your SWF files into MP4. Additionally, Screen Capture Studio will help you record screen video in MP4 and change its format to SWF.
Let’s get started!
Step 1: Install Screen Capture Studio
Run the distribution file and follow the onscreen instructions. Within a few minutes the program will be ready to start capturing and converting videos.
Step 2: Set the Recording Parameters
Launch the program. If you use Windows, choose Capture screen in the launcher window. On a Mac, the recorder app will open automatically. You’ll see a yellow frame showing the screen capture area. Adjust it to the appropriate size and position by dragging its edges, or choose one of the size presets in the Select Capture Area list. Make sure the System Audio icon shows a green checkmark – this ensures that the program will also capture the audio track of your video.
Step 3: Capture the Video
Click REC and be ready to play your video. After a short countdown, the program will start recording. If you need to take a break, click Pause; to finish and go on to saving, click Stop. You can also use hotkeys: F9 to pause/resume and F10 to finish (in Windows); ⌥ ⌘ 1 to pause/resume and ⌥ ⌘ 2 to finish (on Mac).
Step 4: Convert Flash to MP4 or Vice Versa
After clicking Stop, you’ll see a preview window. Here, you can trim any unwanted content from the beginning and end of the recording: just drag the triangle markers on the seek bar to the required new start and end points. To save your video in MP4, open the Save as list, click the Video and audio tab, and select MP4. With Screen Capture Studio, you can easily do the reverse and convert MP4 to SWF by saving a recorded MP4 in Flash – just choose SWF from the list. You can try conversion to/from many other formats, too. If you want to watch your video on a mobile device, choose the appropriate preset from the Devices tab. Finally, click Save.
Movavi Screen Capture Studio is more than just the perfect SWF to MP4 converter. It’s the best choice for recording screen activity, capturing webcam, creating video guides, saving online movies and music, editing video files, and much more!
See what else Movavi Screen Capture Studio can do for you:
- save screen videos in high resolution format,
- capture Twitch videos,
- grab podcasts from a website,
- save movies from Hulu,
- download Ted talks,
- make 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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