Shockwave Flash (commonly known as SWF) is a multimedia format that is created using the famous Adobe Flash application. This type of file is used not only for storing video data, but also animations, vector graphics, programs created using ActionScript or even browser games (known as Flash games). However, SWF files are not as widely-supported as other media formats when talking about video playback. A solution to deal with that problem is simply converting them to MP4, a very popular video format, that is supported by almost all video players and editors as well as various hand-held devices (mobile phones).
I will demonstrate the conversion process using Free MP4 Video Converter 5.0 (Freeware) by DVDVideoSoft Limited, because it is one of the most popular applications used for turning Shockwave Flash files into the MP4 format. You can even use this tool to convert multiple files at once (batch convert) and save you time when dealing with a large movie collection.
You will need to download the following software to follow along with this tutorial.
Here are the simple steps that you will have to complete in order to turn your SWF files into MP4 videos
Add the desired SWF files (either drag-and-drop them onto the interface or click on the "Add Files..." button).
Select MP4 as the output format from the drop-down menu. Additionally, you can change the output quality by selecting a pre-defined preset from the list next to the format.
Change the output folder (if desired) and click on the "Convert" button to start the process.
a. Modify the pre-defined conversion presets or create a new one by accessing the "Preset Editor" (click on the wand icon).
b. Add tags to the output file by pressing the "Tag" button.
c. Modify the name of the output file by providing some rules. To access the "name editor" simply click on the "Output name..." button.
After the process is finished, you may instantly open the output folder with a click of a mouse so that you can quickly access your MP4 video file. As explained above, converting Shockwave Flash files into MP4 format with Free MP4 Video Converter 5.0 is a very simple process and it should pose no problems whatsoever. The output video file will contain no watermark. If you want to download and install other applications that will help you with the task, then check the related programs list below.
- Very easy to use.
- Batch conversion.
- Fast conversion speed.
- Multiple profiles.