Filetype: Shockwave Flash Movie
Category: Video Files
The SWF (Small Web Format) file format is a proprietary vector graphics file created by Adobes (formerly known as Macromedia) Flash application.
SWF files often contain animations or interactive applets and are also sometimes used to create menus for DVD movies and TV commercials. Due to the small size of these files SWF are most often published on the Internet, sometimes seamlessly integrated with standard text web pages to make them more interesting.
The Flash application creates these SWF files in a compressed and un-editable format (although it is possible to edit .SWF files via reverse engineering), ready for publishing. During the editing phase, Flash uses the .fla extension/format.
SWF files are most often played within a web browser. To play a flash movie, you will need to download the free Flash player plugin which is available from the Adobe website. Adobe claims that over 97% of web users have the SWF plugin installed!
Programs can open SWF files on windows
SWF Player, Swiff Player, SWF & FLV Player PRO for PC, Web browser with the Adobe Flash plugin
Programs can open SWF files on Mac
Adobe Flash Player, Eltima SWF & FLV Player, Web browser with the Adobe Flash plugin
How to play SWF flash on ipod/iphone/ipad?
SWF are not compatible with as many video players as we want, to have your ipod/iphone/ipad being able to play SWF collected from youtube or other video sources, you need to convert swf to video formats that can play on ipod/iphone/ipad, easy and quick.