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Unread 29-08-2007, 02:18 PM   #1
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Re: convert SWF to AVI format...

To accomplish a conversion from *.swf to *avi I succesfully used the
following workflow:
First I used a python script called from the pyvnc2swf
suite(pyvnc2swf-0.9.3) to convert input.swf to output.flv (yes its a
flash video movie) -o output.flv input.swf

Then I used ffmpeg to convert output.flv to output.avi.
ffmpeg -i output.flv output.avi

I hope this helps

KH Jeron

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Unread 29-08-2007, 02:18 PM   #2
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Re: convert SWF to AVI format...

Thanks KH Jeron!

Looking at this page on pyvnc2swf
it seems that it is possible to go straight from swf -> mpeg:

$ -o outfile.swf [options] infile ...

(Convert .swf into MPEG)
$ -o out.mpg input.swf

(Convert .swf into .flv)
$ -o out.flv input.swf

Saving a lossey step converting flv->avi and giving a M$ format a
'heave-ho' at the same time

Am having a problem with embedded sound, but that may just be me and
and fact i have to be at work very soon and can't play any longer..

Thanks again KH Jeron!!!

wulf solter

Unread 29-08-2007, 02:18 PM   #3
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Re: convert SWF to AVI format...

Hi all,

To get a conversion happening with sound i needed to:

add the -V (video) switch in
$ -o out.mpg -V input.swf

and upgrade to latest flash player
$ sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude install flashplugin-nonfree
(with edgy backports repo enabled)

also note that to mpeg requires PyMedia (
whereas SWF -> FLV -> AVI doesn't.

So much nicer than the nasty (and expensive) programs under windows
that just do a screen capture of a playing swf....

So here's all the links in one spot:
vnc2swf (
PyMedia (Python MPEG):
Flash9 Install Howto:
Seveas Packages (for Lame3.97):

wulf solter

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Although this post is too late, I think it's useful to you.
I just found this tool not long ago: Aunsoft SWF Converter.
It is used to convert swf/flash files to many other video and audio formats, such as MOV, MP4, WMV, MPEG, AVI, 3GP, DV, VOB, MP3, AC3, etc. It also can convert SWF to AVI with Alpha which can be edited in Adobe Premiere.
Before converting, you can choose the profile just according to the specific device such as iPod, iPhone, Apple TV, Zune, etc. to get the right format.
You can google it for more information.

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