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Convert SWF to MKV Online for Free
Click Add Your Media and upload your SWF file.
Make sure that the output format is set to MKV.
Step 1. Download and install the Movavi converter
How to use a file converter? First, download the version of the software for Microsoft Windows or Macintosh, launch it, and proceed following the on-screen instructions. When the app is installed to your computer, it will run automatically.
Step 2. Add your SWF files
Locate the SWF files you want to convert and drag-and-drop them into the program’s window. The application can convert big batches of files – there’s no limit to how many files you can transfer at once.
Step 3. Select MKV as the output format
In the Formats menu, select the file type you want to turn your media into and choose the target format for the files. Also, you can change the conversion settings: choose a different bitrate, resolution (including HD, Ultra HD, and even 4K), codec, etc. Pay attention to the SuperSpeed label: it indicates that the conversion will be performed with a very high speed and without losing quality.
Step 4. Convert SWF to MKV
To specify the output folder, click the Save to button. Hit the Convert button to launch the process. When the converting is done, the new media files will be saved to the chosen folder.
Now you know how to change the file format using the Movavi converter. WIth this tool, you can also reduce the file size, cut out clips from videos, crop pictures, and create animations from your favorite movies. Get the free trial version and test it out!
What is SWF?
Small Web Format
FutureWave Software, later Adobe Systems
SWF stands for Small Web Format and is owned by Adobe. Typically, SWFs are small files containing animated vector graphics data. It can be supplemented with text data and bitmaps. The SWF file type is often used to create banners, animations, and games. You may encounter some difficulties when trying to open SWFs, but browsers that support the Flash extension and the Adobe Flash Player software support playback of these files. Or you can try converting videos from SWF to a more standard format like MP4. To learn how to do this, read the information below.
The SWF file format is a binary multimedia format. Newer versions are capable of rendering text information, including bidirectional, and advanced scripts tagged with DefineFont4. Rich functionality provides support for JPEG images with alpha channel for areas of opacity and anti-aliasing filtering. Programmers can create files with SWF specifications using several Adobe programs, including Flash, Flash Builder, Adobe Animate, and After Effects.
Adobe Flash Player, Adobe After Effects, Mozilla Firefox, and others
What is MKV?
Matroska Multimedia Container
MKV (or Matroska Multimedia Container) is a free, open source video container format created in 2002. It’s officially called Matroska after the Russian matryoshka dolls because all the video, audio, and subtitle tracks are held within a single file. This format enables synchronous playback of audio and video tracks. Since MKV supports a large number of codecs and even uncompressed video, this format retains the original quality, allowing you to enjoy your videos in HD. Check this table if you want to know how to open MKV files and which programs can play them.
.mkv, .mk3d, .mka, .mks
Videos with the MKV file type have a data channel for each type of track, making this format closer to other media containers such as AVI or MP4. A disadvantage of the MKV format is that very few modern programs can play files with these specifications correctly, so users have to install additional applications or codecs, for example, the VLC player or K-Lite Codec Pack.