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Convert SWF files to QuickTime movies using Classic
Authored by: nimbleswitch on May 16, '08 09:12:26AM
jyu has it dead right in his/her comment, here.

"Why not just use SWF and FLV player
Saves all the troubles of using classic and Quicktime to convert.
Why do you want to convert anyway, since you can have a small
app to play the files?"

Why convert away from .swf files when they are so small already? Just download them and play them with the freeware SWF & FLV player you can download from the website referenced by jyu, above here. It works great. I just now downloaded, saved, and played .flv files from ChessVideos.TV and .swf files from Internet Chess Club.

You don't need ANY program just to download them--just use Safari's own Activity window and Downloads window in the drop-down box under Window in the main menu. After you see in Activity that the big .swf or .flv file is fully loaded into the online player at the website, you just copy and paste it using Cmd-C and Cmd-V into the Downloads window. That's it. And they play back perfectly with the SWF & FLV Player.

BTW, Quicktime with Perian will run .flv files, but Quicktime will NOT run .swf files, with or without Perian.

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Convert SWF files to QuickTime movies using Classic
Authored by: donsherio on May 25, '08 05:37:14PM

The reason WHY people want to move away from SWF files is because with the recent drop of SWF support in QT, there are issues in other applications being able to play them. Eg: Keynote uses QuickTime to play media files. When Apple updated QT and dropped the ability to play flash files, anyone who used flash in a presentation (and thats a LOT of people (including me)) LOST the ability to run their presentations with the animation or flash vids. This is why we're converting SWFs from their nice, crisp, tiny files into massive video files; because Apple made us need to.

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