Use Animate to Convert SWF to a usable format

Community Beginner ,
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I have a series of training videos in SWF format that were created in Adobe Captivate.  The source files are no longer available.  Is there a way to convert these videos to a usable format using Animate? 

 

 

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Guide , Oct 20, 2020
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Adobe Community Professional ,
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you would need to decompile the swf to a fla.   check sothink's decompiler.

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SWF isn't a video format, so I assume you mean SWF animations. If they don't contain any interactivity, you can convert them to MP4s. There are numerous solutions available for this. Just Google "convert SWF to video".

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Guide ,
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First SWF to video application to try should be Swivel: https://www.newgrounds.com/wiki/creator-resources/flash-resources/swivel?path=/wiki/creator-resource...

 

- Nick: Character designer and animator, Flash user since 1998
Member of Flanimate Power Tools team - extensions for character animation

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Thanks!  This one came the closet to working.  When I load the video up in Swivel it only sees 41 frames.  I end up with only the first 30s of video (and audio).  If I try the manual start and stop option, I get the video but not the audio.

 

I tried some on the free online converters and all I get is a short, blank, video clip that makes a loud popping sound.

 

Any thoughts?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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again, decompile and then use animate to export your video.

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I've tried this.  All I get is static and the video controls (but not the video). 

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is the video embeded in the fla or loaded?

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I'm honestly not sure how to tell the difference.  Super noob here

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when you open the fla, do you see your video on the timeline?

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I do not

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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do you see the video play when testing (control>test)?

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Try watching numerouse YouTube tutorials

Signed, Animating Villager

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