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SWF to MP4 - How to Convert SWF to MP4

By Lois Green, Saturday, November 11, 2017

Case 1: "I am looking for a good SWF to MP4 converter. Have tried some online SWF files converters but after converting, the video is kind of ruined: it shows only black screen. Any good suggestion?"

Case 2: "I created an animated Flash file (no interaction) in Flash CS5. Now I want to convert the flash file to MP4 so that it can be uploaded to YouTube. It is a non-interactive SWF file."

Like the users in the above cases, instead of playing SWF files on a browser with Flash player support, you may want to convert the SWF file to MP4 so that you can watch the video on your PC, Mac or even mobile phone offline. If so, you've stepped into the right page. This article will introduce a SWF converter to convert .swf files to MP4, MOV, AVI and more on Windows or Mac. 

Part 1: What is SWF File & How to Open It?

SWF, standing for Small Web Format, is created by Macromedia and now owned by Adobe. It is known as a freely scriptable visual format that is used to create animation on the World Wide Web.

We can get SWF files by downloading from the web or creating using Adobe Flash Program. And to open SWF video files, you need a SWF file player or a web browser with Flash plug-in. 

But if you want to open the SWF files on Mac, iTunes, iPhone, iPad, iMovie, QuickTime, PSP, Xbox 360, Android, Windows Media Player, etc,  it is more convenient to convert the Flash files to MP4 which is widely supported by all these devices or players.

Part 2: Install An SWF to MP4 Converter

FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate is an SWF file converter. It can convert interative/non-interactive flash SWF to MP4(MPEG-4), MOV so that you play SWF on Mac, iPhone, iPad. You can also convert SWF to AVI,  FLV, WMV, MKV, etc. to play SWF on Windows Media Player. Moreover, The converter can change SWF files to GIF, MP3, etc. 

Tip: You can also use the FonePaw converter to edit SWF videos: rotate video, enhance video quality, crop/ clip video and more. 

Download the free trial version of the program and follow the step-by-step guide to convert .swf files to .mp4.


Part 3: How to Convert SWF to MP4 on Mac or Windows

1. Add SWF file 

After launching SWF converter, click "Add File" to add the SWF videos you want to convert to MP4. 

Import Flash SWF Files

2. Set MP4 as output format

Click "Profile" drop-down button to select "MP4 MPEG-4 Video (*.mp4)" as output format from "General Category".

Set MP4 as Converted Output Format

Tips: This video converter also allows you to convert SWF video directly to various mobile devices, such as iPhone X, iPad Air 2, iPhone 6, HTC, Samsung Galaxy S8/S7, Sony Xperia Z3, Blackberry, etc.

3. Convert SWF to MP4

Click the "Browse" button to select a folder to save converted MP4 files. Then, click the "Convert" button to change the SWF files to MP4.

Start Conversion on SWF to MP4

That's it! If you want to play these converted MP4 files on iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, please turn to FonePaw iOS Transfer to transfer the SWF videos to iOS devices. You can also upload these MP4 files to YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, etc. 



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  • disqus_sX0rrcU6Do

    What's the differece between Bigasoft Total Video Converter and this tool? they look the same.

    2015-05-23 13:01

  • FonePaw

    Dear Amanda, Thanks for your feedback! And thanks for trusting and focusing on our software too. Have you download and use our FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate? If yes, then what video converter or request do you need? If you request more help, please do feel free to contact, we will always here wait for you.

    2015-05-23 13:01