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

The most important feature SWF & FLV Toolbox provides is conversion of Adobe Flash files (SWF) and Flash videos (FLV) into Projector executable. Additionally, you can edit file description and copyright notice, as well as specify file version and ICO filename in your already existent Projector executable files (EXE). The biggest advantage of this format is that it allows you to distribute your self-executing Flash movies no matter if end-users have Adobe Flash Player locally installed or not.

Please, note that SWF & FLV Toolbox appends special binary data which is actually the packed Flash ActiveX component developed by Adobe.

You may choose one of the conversion modes: Create Standard Flash Player or Create Advanced Flash Player, the last providing more great settings for EXE files creation.

Create Standard Flash Player

To convert a SWF/FLV/EXE file into EXE file in standard mode just follow these steps:

1. Choose conversion mode: “Convert one file” tab or “Convert many files” tab.

2. Choose source file for conversion.

3. Select the resulting file format (“convert to EXE”) in “Select output format” window.

4. Set the destination path: either put a tick in the checkbox “Save result in the same folder where source is stored”, or press “Browse” button to choose the destination folder manually.

5. Customize conversion settings in “Common” tab:

  • Add file description – 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.
  • Provide copyright notice. Please, note that text you can enter is limited to 30 characters only.
  • Specify file version: Here you can set the resulting file version.
  • Specify ICO filename: Here you can set the icon for the resulting Projector file. It will be displayed in task bar, window caption, system tray, etc. If not specified, default icon will be shown (standard SWF icon, or SWF & FLV Toolbox icon if “Create Advanced Flash Player” option is chosen).
  • “Create Advanced Flash Player” button permits to switch to advanced mode of creating Flash Player.
  • “Reset to defaults” option restores all default settings.

6. Press “Convert” button. Tick the corresponding checkbox if you want your computer to be turned off after conversion.

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

8. 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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