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2 Free Methods to Convert Flash Movie to MOV Video

 “Are there any ways to convert Flash to MOV for my iPhone?” “Can anyone tell me how to convert Flash movie to MOV video for QuickTime Player?” Featured in small storage and fast loading speed, Flash file turns out to be an industry standard for online video and online game. However, with unique and closed design, Flash turns out to be a format devoid of accesses to mainstream video editors and media players. As a consequence, Flash movie is almost inaccessible without the help of Adobe Flash Player.

Contrary to the embarrassing situation Flash faces, MOV seems a promising future. With the popularization of iPhone series, MOV turns out to one among the mainstream video formats for portable devices. To this extent, the conversion process from Flash movie to MOV video has provide Flash fans a solution to watch Flash movie with portable devices like iPhone 5. Therefore, this post will focus on two free methods to convert Flash movie to MOV video. Of course, fans can also refer to a powerful SWF to MOV converter to manage the conversion effortlessly.

Method One: Convert with Adobe Premiere Pro

As a professional video editor released by Adobe, Adobe Premiere Pro can be used to watch, edit and even convert Flash movie. In fact, Adobe Premiere Pro enables fans to manage the conversion from Flash movie to MOV video directly. However, this method is not that flawless.  The conversion process is time consuming because converting an 8M Flash movie means half an hour waiting. The output quality is not that satisfying and fans are not allowed to set the video size of the MOV file freely.

Step 1: Download and launch Adobe Premiere Pro, open it and then click “Import…” option in the drop-down menu of “File” to input the Flash movie for conversion.

Import Flash movie

Step 2: Edit the Flash movie with this SWF editor, click “File” and choose “Export” option in the drop-down menu. After that, choose “Media…” to enter into Export Settings panel. Set output format as QuickTime and video codec as “H.264” in the panel and click “OK” button.

Set MOV movie

Step 3:   Enter into Adobe Media Encode panel and then click “Start” button to begin the conversion from Flash movie to MOV video. As the conversion ends, one can enjoy the Flash movie on iPhone 5 easily.

Convert Flash to MOV

Method Two: Convert with Moyea SWF to 3GP Converter

Provided as a powerful and free Flash for mobile tool, Moyea SWF to 3GP Converter enables fans to convert Flash movie to 3GP video. Then fans need to convert the 3GP video to MOV file with the help of other free converters like Moyea Video4Web Converter. Though this method seems to be quite complicated, it can help MOV video to keep the original video quality of the Flash movie. Moreover, fans are allowed to customize the video size of the MOV file.

Step 1: Download and launch Moyea SWF to 3GP Converter.  Open it, choose “Input” tab and then click “From Folder” option in the drop-down menu of “Browser…” to import the Flash movie for conversion.

Import Flash file

Step 2: Click “Export” tab and then set the output file as 3GP video in the drop-down menu. After that, click “Convert” tab to enter into corresponding bar and then start the conversion from Flash to 3GP with “Play and Capture” and “Finish” buttons.

Convert Flash to 3GP

Step 3: Download and install Moyea Video4Web Converter. Open it and then click “Add Video Files” option in the drop-down menu of “File” to import the 3GP video.

Import 3GP video

Step 4: Set the output file as MOV movie in the drop-down menu of “Profile”. Then click “Settings” button to enter into Profile panel where various video parameters are provided. Then fans can set the video size of the MOV movie in the panel.

Convert 3GP movie to MOV video

Step 5: After all those steps, click “Convert” button to start the conversion process from 3GP video to MOV movie. As the conversion ends, fans have finished the conversion from Flash movie to MOV video.

Download Flash SWF and Convert to AVI, MOV, Animated GIF

A few days ago when I was looking through Yahoo Answer, accidently I saw some questions about the conversion between flash SWF and other video/picture formats. The frequently-asked questions are: how to convert SWF to AVI? How to convert SWF to MOV? And how to convert SWF to animated GIF?

Of course there are some very nice answers there, however, when I see somebody saying “It’s just impossible to convert SWF to animated GIF because SWF is flash, while GIF is picture format, so it’s not possible…(Sorry, I forgot how exactly the answer said)”, it was a big shock for me! What I want to say is: it is possible to convert SWF to animated GIF, and it is very easy as long as you find the right program!

Also, they are a lot of questions are asked about WHERE and HOW can I download flashes, well, my answer is ANYWHERE you want and it is very easy too, but here you go again, you have to find the right program!

Next, I’ll extract some pictures to illustrate how I solve the above questions:

Question 1: Where and how can I download flash SWFs?

Usually, you should focus on some online game websites cause most of the little games there are made in SWF format. Also, most advertisements and banners on the websites are made in SWF format too. If you are still not sure where to find them, just type the URL of the website that you think there may be flashes, and the program will automatically detect and download(if any).

Look at Figure 1, i just randomly type youtube.com and actually I’m not sure whether it has flash there or not, click “Go” to perform search, if there is, the SWF URL will be listed, if there is not, just change another URL to try.

download flash swf

Figure 1

Question 2: How to convert SWF to AVI?

I have to say this is one of the basic SWF to video conversions and is extremely useful for those who want to play SWF files on PC players and with excellent picture and sound quality. Please see Figure 2.

convert swf to avi

Figure 2

PS: if you are a professional video editor, you can choose “Video with alpha” option to convert SWF to AVI with alpha channel.

Question 3: How to convert SWF to MOV?

Apple! Apple! Apple! SWF to MOV conversion is made for mac users to play SWF file in Apple QuickTime Player. Please see Figure 3 for details.

convert swf to mov

Figure 3

Question 4: How to convert SWF to animated GIF?

This is a challenge because somebody already said it is just impossible, I want to say: just impossible for some programs! Here comes the solution(see Figure 4).

convert swf to animated gif

Figure 4

Not only that, you can customize the frame rate, image size and compression quality during the SWF to animated GIF conversion. Test the finished GIF and the excellent quality will definitely WOW you!

This blog is just the tip of the iceberg, keep exploring and you will find more! Enjoy the Flash World!