SWF & FLV Toolbox lets you convert Flash video files into SWF format. Indeed, to be able to view standalone FLV files you need specialized Flash player. Since there are not many players available that are able to play FLV files, SWF & FLV Toolbox offers simple solution: convert FLV into SWF file and view it using any Flash player. Additionally, you may add movie controls to the resulting SWF file to improve usability.

To convert FLV to SWF just follow these simple 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 SWF”) 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 “SWF settings” tab. Let’s have a look at the provided options:

  • Add nice controls

This option, actually, adds handy and nice movie controls (Play/Stop/Frame-by-frame preview buttons, progress bar and volume control) to the resulting SWF file. The movie controls bar is located at the bottom of the SWF file and only appears when you place the pointer mouse over the movie.

To specify movie controls transparency level, please, use “Controls opacity” slider: moving the slider to the right-most position makes controls bar opaque, while moving the slider to the left-most makes controls bar transparent. Please, note that frame-by-frame buttons will move the playback to the next available keyframe.

  • Autohide nice controls

If this option is enabled, movie controls will be automatically hidden in the resulting SWF file. Move the mouse cursor to make hidden controls appear.

  • Auto play SWF file

The resulting SWF file will start playing automatically after you open it in Flash player.

  • Loop SWF file

The resulting SWF file will be played repeatedly after you open it in Flash player. Once playback is finished, it will start again.

  • Select background color

Choose color from the palette or define custom colors.

  • Remove sound in SWF

Tick this checkbox to strip all sounds from the resulting SWF file.

  • “Reset to defaults”

This option restores all default settings.

6. Customize FLV recoding settings. FLV recoding is needed when video codec is not supported by SWF specifications which may lead to inadequate SWF playback. To be correctly displayed, contents of FLV file needs recoding.

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

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

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