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How to Convert SWF to Video

Edited by Pat Bitton

August 15, 2019

If you love short cartoons like Happy Tree Friends or Simon’s Cat, you will be familiar with the SWF format (Flash). You can easily watch short SWF movies and cartoons online if you have the appropriate add-on installed in your browser. But what about mobile devices? Generally, smartphones and tablets don’t support processing files with the .swf extension, so you may want to transcode your favorite videos to a more flexible format.

SWF is short for Small Web Format (it used to be called ShockWave Flash until 2005, when Adobe bought Macromedia, the SWF developer). It’s used to store animation, video, audio, and vector graphics.

To convert SWF to video, try the Movavi SWF converter! This software can convert SWF files for many types of devices. You don't even need to look for an appropriate output format - the program can do this automatically when your device is connected to your computer. Just download Movavi Video Converter, and conversion will never be a problem again. Here's a quick guide for how to transform your files.

Install the Movavi SWF-to-Video Converter

Double-click the installation file to start the installation process. Choose the appropriate options while the program is installing, then launch the converter.

Upload Your SWF Files

To upload files, drag-and-drop them into the main window of the SWF file converter, and they will appear there as a list. Another way to add the files is to click Add Media, then Add Video, select your files, and hit Open.

Define the Output Format

There's a row of tabs under the file list. If you want to convert .swf files to a specific format, select the Video tab and find the matching group of presets there. If you are not sure which format is best for your device, go to the Devices tab and find the device that you plan to use to play back the converted video.

You can also use the Device Detection option: connect your smartphone or tablet and click the appropriate icon for the program to identify your device automatically. Then choose the target preset from your device preset group.

Convert from SWF to Video

Define where to save your converted files by clicking the Folder button. Hit Convert to start the conversion process. Wait for a short while, then you'll be able to play your ex-SWF videos back on your device.

Movavi Video Converter can not only convert to SWF and from SWF, but works with many different file types including images and audio. Open the way to easy media conversion with Movavi software!


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