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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:27 am 
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I have several files (created around 2005 or thereabouts) with the extension .swf that play (visual and audio content) when dragged into my web browsers but which aren't recognized by any video converter I've found. Does anyone have any suggestions how I might convert them to mp4?

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:01 pm 
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So, Flash doesn't open them???

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What program opens FLV files?
Files of this format are usually created using the Flash Video Exporter plug-in included in Adobe Animate. Therefore, that program should open FLV files just fine. However, so can Adobe's free Flash Player (version 7 and later). More examples of FLV players include VLC, Winamp, AnvSoft Web FLV Player, and MPC-


Online converters...

https://www.apowersoft.com/convert-flas ... o-mp4.html


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:24 pm 
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Thanks, BD. As that linked page says, while some apps might begin to convert the swf files to video, they will yield only a small amount. And that's what I've been experiencing: I'll get only, say, 10 frames of video and nothing more.

So, as another portion of that page suggests, I'm going to use a screen recording app to capture the visual content, and use Audio Hijack to capture the sound, and then marry the two.

Thanks again!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:34 pm 
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OK, great, let us know how it goes.


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Perian used to play Shockwave Flash files inside QT7 Pro's app, but sadly it was discontinued like most other plugin enabled formats. Sadly it was never replaced. It allowed me to do things like extract the audio from the Dance Dance Karnov .swf file so I could have the audio on my phone as a music track. QuickTime X never offered that ability and VLC's extraction method is insanely confusing (and doesn't work most of the time).

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:07 pm 
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Perian still works, but only works with QuickTime 7, although admittedly I've only tested both under Sierra. I'm still wedded to Sierra for a little while longer, there's going to be a lot of unhappy campers at work when we move to HS.

I did find an online converter that supposedly would convert swf to mp4, but I'm not sure if it supports vector graphic swfs or just flash video files. I make no guarantee about reliability or that the executable (if you install the local version) is malware-free, mind you:
https://www.media.io/convert/swf-to-mp4.html


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Perian stopped working for me long ago sadly. Dunno why, but it just did. :(

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