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How to Rip Flash from a Site

Some people are always bothered: how to obtain flash files(SWF) if first, they do not have any existed ones saved in computer, and second, they have no any idea how to make one by themselves either?

The answer is: rip flash from internet!

You may be surfing on the internet the whole day but still wondering: where are flashes that I can rip? Take it easy, they are actually everywhere around you, the glittery banners, the floating commercials, the built-in games, etc.

Ok, next let us talk about it in details of how to rip flash from a site.

Step 1: We need a tool. The tool that can assist to rip flashes with ease. In order to demonstrate it well, we kindly selected two tools and will put them in a comparison in the next steps.

Moyea Free Flash Downloader Vs Sothink SWF Catcher: Interface

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Sothink SWF Catcher scores 1 point: stretchable interface.

Moyea Free Flash Downloader Vs Sothink SWF Catcher: Program Launch – the former is an individual program which can be launched from the desktop icon shotcut, while the latter can only be found in the context menu(the right-click menu).

Moyea Free Flash Downloader scores 1 point: desktop icon shotcut

Step 2: Enter the webpage URL where you feel it contains flashes.

Moyea Free Flash Downloader Vs Sothink SWF Catcher: Operation – the former is ok to directly input URL manually, while the latter is not.

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Moyea Free Flash Downloader scores 1 point: manually input URL

Step 3: The program will automatically list all the flashes found.

Moyea Free Flash Downloader Vs Sothink SWF Catcher: Flash Info – the former rips flash with complete info including name, URL, and preview, while the latter lacks URL and right-click menu.

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Moyea Free Flash Downloader scores 1 point: complete flash info

Step 4: Rip flashes you have selected and open the saving folder for immediate review.

Moyea Free Flash Downloader Vs Sothink SWF Catcher: Rip Flash – the former ‘s context menu is very convenient to rip flash and open the target folder for immediate review, which the latter is only with the rip flash function.

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Moyea Free Flash Downloader scores 1 point: diverse rip flash options

Conclusion: to rip flash from internet is actually very easy if you find the right tool. Try it and have fun!

Adobe Mobile Edition Flash Player 10.1 is Released

According to media, Adobe has released the Flash Player 10.1 (beta) for desktop computers seven months ago, also, a Flash Player beta version for Android system was released as well last month. Today, Adobe finally introduces the release of mobile edition Flash Player 10.1 and has promoted it to its global partners.

Despite the sharp criticism given by Apple CEO Steve Jobs regarding the stability, security, and resources use of Flash Player, Adobe debuts the mobile edition Flash Player 10.1 and wants to prove that it is a horrible mistake that Apple banned the Flash Player software in its mobile devices. Flash Player 10.1 is for sure to bring the complete network experience for mobile users, to support the websites that contain thousands of rich contents and applications, including games and animations, etc will also become an indispensable part of mobile experience.

Mobile edition Flash Player 10.1 is open for downloading today, therefore all the smart phones using the latest Android and Android 2.2 Froyo can enjoy the Flash Player 10.1 services. So far, the devices like Dell Streak, Google Nexus One, HTC Evo, HTC Desire, HTC Incredible, MOTOROLA DROID, MOTOROLA Milestone, Samsung Galaxy S, etc already with the perfect support to Android 2.2 and Flash Player 10.1.

Adobe said it will publish Flash Player software to other equipment co-partners as well, such as Blackberry, Palm webOS, Windows Phone 7, MeeGo, LiMo and so on. Users can download online and in the next few months, they can also buy the Flash Player 10.1 preinstalled devices like smartphones, flat plate, etc. At present, Flash Player 10.1 still has a long way to go and has to face the challenges in the next couple of years until it is accepted by more platforms other than Android 2.2. Adobe plans to expand the Flash Player 10.1 product line to more than half of the smartphones in global by 2012.

Ways to Upload SWF File to Website

I always come across the question asks that: how to upload the SWF files to website? Well, it depends on different circumstances, I ‘ll try to explain according to what I know, if you have something to add, just go ahead and let me know.

Usually, I have two ways to get the source SWF files: online flash making programs and the existed SWF files in my PC.

The former means you produce the SWF file from some online flash making programs. They can be flash banner making programs, flash chart making programs and so on. In this case, you don ‘t have to download and install the program, just do it online according to their instructions. When you finish all the editing and customizing work, the program will generate several lines of codes, and that ‘ s all you need to put in your website.

The latter means the existed SWF file with the extension .swf saved in your computer or produced by Adobe Flash CS5(the latest one). The created SWF files like this works perfectly in Internet Explorer, but doesn’t load in all netscape. Or vice versa. The reason is flash has a lot of issues with its plugin player and browser compatibility. In circumstances such as these you need to be able to convert SWF to animated GIF before uploading to your website.

Again, at least this is what i’m doing right now. Of course, you have many other options like you can directly upload the SWF file to your web server; like you can convert the SWF file to video format first, and then make a player for it, and at last, upload them all to website.

However, convert SWF to animated GIF is the easiest among all the methods because you can easily upload it to your website as the same way you upload a common picture.

Another reason to make it the easiest solution is some of your clients don’t want flash content or do not have the flash plugin. Again, in these situations, you need to be able to convert the .swf file to a .gif file so that you can display the swf image to those particular clients.

I have to emphasize here that convert SWF to animated GIF will not make it ugly! The dynamic effect of the originally SWF file keeps unchanged because you have the frame-by-frame control of the whole conversion progress and you can even customize the frame rate, image size and compression quality etc to ensure a better output.

Convert SWF to animated GIF will not cost you anything either! It ‘s free and available to get within just few clicks.

3 Steps to Convert SWF to Animated GIF with Moyea SWF to Video Pro

Step 1: Launch SWF to Video Pro and select the way you prefer to input the source SWF file.

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Step 2: This SWF converter can convert SWF to Video, SWF to Video with alpha, and SWF to Image series respectively. Now choose Animated GIF as the target output format from image series style drop down menu.

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Step 3: Click “Convert” to start the SWF to Animated GIF conversion.

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When the conversion completes, you can upload the generated animated GIF to anywhere on the website and enjoy it as a high-quality SWF substitute.