Open SWF File

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Open and edit SWF File

SWF is the extension for Adobe Flash files that carry multimedia content, vector graphics and ActionScript. It uses a special way to minimize the size of the video file, utilizing various compression techniques. Unlike other multimedia files such as MP3, MP4, MOV, and more, you cannot view a SWF file in a web browser without the Flash Player plug-in. When it comes to editing SWF, you also need special software. Below we bring you a list of the most used software for editing SWF files.

Flash Develop

Flash Develop is a free and open source SWF editor. It offers first-class support for ActionScript and Haxe development. One of the main characteristics of Flash Develop is that it is open source and free and that its final product is compatible with all operating systems, after installing the flash plugin. The only downside is that it is available only for Windows Operating System.

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Flash Decompiler Trillix

Flash Decompiler Trillix is a powerful SWF editor and FLA converter. It has the ability to decompile Flash files, extract SWF elements in multiple formats, and edit SWF files such as texts, hyperlinks, images, and more. This software is capable of extracting elements from a SWF file such as sounds, texts, links and more, as well as exporting these elements.

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Adobe Animate CC

Adobe Animate CC formerly known as Flash Professional. It is really an SWF editor; you can design interactive animations with cutting-edge and highly efficient drawing tools. You also have the capability to publish your work on multiple platforms, including WebGL, HTML5 Canvas, Flash / Adobe AIR. It has intelligent editing of animated elements frame by frame, while you configure the transitions between shots to smooth the playback. It has a wide range of tools available that cover audio, video, and controls.

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Minibuilder Flash

Flash Minibuilder is a lightweight, open source IDE platform created and written in ActionScript. You can easily edit SWF files like texts, images, links, etc. with this flash SWF editor. You can create multiple tabs to define the project, search or explore recently opened items. You can reuse SWF-based ActionScript code. This software is open source and free.

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Ajax animator

Ajax Animator is also a web-based collaborative flash integrated development environment (IDE), specially designed for simplicity and by and for the community. You can edit SWF (Flash), animated GIFs, SVG animations, and more. Its main feature is that you can work online with vector graphics in SWF files.

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File Extension Info

SWF Quick Info
  Adobe Flash File
  application/vnd.adobe.flash-movie    application/x-shockwave-flash   application/futuresplash
Opens with
  Adobe Flash Player
  Adobe Flash Player Projector