SWF/FLV/EXE files to EXE (Advanced Flash Player)

Benefit from SWF & FLV Toolbox great feature – converting SWF/FLV/EXE files into Advanced Flash Player. The biggest advantage of this mode is that you can adjust plenty of settings, making your executable file more flexible and powerful.

For Advanced Flash Player settings customization SWF & FLV Toolbox proposes several tabs logically grouped by their purpose and functionality. Let’s see how to create EXE file in Advanced mode:

1. Perform steps 1-5 of “Create Standard Flash Player

2. Customize advanced conversion settings. Let’s overview them, starting from “Startup” tab:

This tab lets you adjust starting settings of your resulting Flash Player:

  • “Splash image to be shown when loading” option permits to choose a splash screen which will be displayed on Advanced Projector launch.
  • “Custom cursor” option permits to assign a cursor which will be shown once placing mouse cursor over Advanced Player screen.
  • “Allow 1 instance” checkbox, if ticked, limits number of launches to one. Any attempts to launch two or more instances of Advanced Projector file will fail.
  • “Always on top” checkbox forces Advanced Projector file to be shown above all other windows.
  • If “Hide taskbar entry” checkbox is ticked, no taskbar entry will be shown while running resulting Advanced Projector file. You can switch to the application by pressing “Alt” + “Tab” or using different ways of revealing the needed window.
  • “Show tray icon” checkbox toggles Advanced Projector movie icon visibility in a system tray. Once this option is enabled, you can set hint which will be displayed when you place mouse cursor over movie icon. To specify hint text use “Hint” text field.
  • “Show system tray balloon on loading” option permits to display brief information on Advanced Projector load in a system tray. In order to change tooltip caption and message, please, edit “Caption” and “Text” fields correspondingly.

“Core” tab

  • “Application caption” text field lets you specify Advanced Projector title string which will be shown as caption. This message will be shown in Task bar as well.
  • “Company name” and “Product version” text fields allow specifying additional Advanced Projector file information which can be viewed from context menu (right-click the file and choose Properties option). Please, note that text you can enter is limited to 30 characters only.
  • Tick “Use embedded Flash Player” checkbox if you want Advanced Projector to be playable even if Flash ActiveX is not installed on the target PC.

    While redistributing your self-executing Flash movies to clients’ machine you can face the problem that not all clients have Flash player plug-in installed and, therefore, not all clients are able to view Flash movies. To overcome this problem you can add the possibility to launch self-executing Flash movies, no matter if necessary plugs-ins are installed or not. Therefore, produced Flash movie will be similar to stand-alone applications. Please, note that your files will grow in size.If you haven’t ticked this option, one will be able to play the resulting Advanced Projector only if Flash ActiveX is installed on the target PC. In this case you can set up warning message that will be shown to the end-user at Advanced Flash Player start.

“Menu” tab

“Menu” tab consists of the group of settings that defines self-executing Flash movie interaction behavior. You can:

  • Add controls: display movie controls in Advanced Projector file (stop/play/pause etc.). At the bottom right corner you can notice zooming window which is a great feature of SWF & FLV Toolbox.
  • Show main menu: display main menu (File etc.)
  • Ignore mouse: enable/disable mouse activity
  • Auto play on start: If enabled, this option permits to play Advanced Projector file automatically when it is started.  Otherwise you will have to click “Play” button at movie controls panel.
  • Auto replay on end: If enabled, this option permits to repeat Advanced Projector file automatically when its playback is over.
  • Show context menu: Context menu items are basically the same as standard Adobe Flash context menu items, however, SWF & FLV Toolbox offers few additional options: Sound ON/OFF (sound indicator), About and Go to end. You can select what context menu items to display removing all options you may find irrelevant for your file (“Available menu items” list).
  • Ignore keyboard: enable/disable keyboard activity

“Other” tab

  • Can be launched only X times:

If this option is enabled, you can define the number of times the end-user may launch your Advanced Projector. This option can be useful to reinforce your license restriction. Type in the number or use up/down arrows to set necessary value.

  • Should expire in X days:

If this option is enabled, you can define a number of days when end-user may launch your self-executing Flash movie. Type in the number or use up/down arrows to set necessary value.

  • Should expire by:

Select an expiration date when your movie should not be played any more.

  • Expiration message

Set/change expiration message that will be shown to end-user when license period is over. This option is applicable for all options above.

  • Allow snapping to screen edges

If enabled, this option allows sticking of Advanced Projector window to screen edges. If you move Advanced Projector window close enough to the screen edge, Advanced Projector window will be automatically snapped to the nearest edge (the so-called “sticking” effect). This prevents Advanced Projector window from being moved off-screen.

  • Window Style

Position: You can choose Advanced Projector window initial position from several options:

If you have chosen Custom value, define initial window position in “Left” and “Top” fields. By default, Center option is selected.


To define Advanced Projector window size, please, select from available options:

Default value will resize Advanced Projector window to fit original movie size and any controls you have selected to display (play/stop/pause, title etc.). If you have chosen Custom value, define appropriate window size of your self-executing Flash movie by filling in “Width” and “Height” fields.

Please, note that if you have enabled “Add controls” at “Menu” tab, the resulting window size won’t be smaller than the width and the height of the controls panel.

  • Allow dragging and Allow resizing:

These checkboxes enable/disable dragging/resizing capabilities correspondingly.

  • Save window position on exit:

This checkbox enables saving window initial position on exit.

3. After you’ve configured all conversion settings, press “Convert” button. Tick the corresponding checkbox if you want your computer to be turned off after conversion.

4. Once conversion is over, you’ll get a message about it. You are able to view the resulting file by clicking “View result” link.

5. If you right-click the file and choose “Properties” option, you’ll see the information that you’ve specified in text fields in “Common” tab:

Note: By EXE files here we mean Adobe Projector files, which are self-executing Flash movies with the .exe extension.  If you right-click EXE file and choose “Properties” option, you’ll see “Adobe Flash Player” in file description.

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