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Legal and free software to capture swf file


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Ztruker

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For instance, my brother sent me a really nice E-card that I would love to save. Is there any legal and free software available to do this?
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SWF are flash files.
Just save the standard SWF file on its own, then when you want to look at it again, open it in Internet Explorer.
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lowdown is here..
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Well, saving it with FireFox was simple, thanks happyrck.

Neil, IE doesn't know how to play it and Adobe Macromedia Flash Player is not one of the choices in the Open With menu. It loads and plays fine in IE from the American Greeting cards site so flash is installed and works.

Doesn't play via File / Open under FireFox, Sea Monkey or Opera either.

So ... part two of this quest is to find out how I can play the file when I want to. I do run an Apache web server so I'll see what's needed, may be as simple as witting a little JavaScript (I hope).
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You could convert to an AVI. Various free tools around like this.
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Also, doesn't an SWF play in VLC?
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Also, doesn't an SWF play in VLC?

as does media player classic...
once you figure out what you want to use..get open expert here...
you get an Open With item added to the context menu of the specified file type for all the applications you decide.

Edited by happyrck, 11 April 2008 - 06:42 AM.

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I want to be able to make this available on my web site (XP Proi running Apache) for others to look at.

WMP does not handle SWF, nor does VLC, at least not on my system. It's possible the file I saved using FireFox is not a real SWF file. I'll try converting it to AVI and see if that works.
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Hi, I use iwisoft Free swf downloader to download flash files. fast and easy to use. It's difficult to find a swf downloader. hope it helps.
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1. Topic is over a year old.
2. Most recent post is spam.
3. Most recent non-spam post suggests the user was trying to do something illegal. (Trying to make available someone else's copyrighted E-card on their own server.)

Topic closed.
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