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SWF generation and manipulation utilities


Available downloads

Quick Links:
SWFTools 0.9.2 Stable - Source Code for Linux and Windows
SWFTools 0.9.2 Stable - Windows Binary
SWFTools 0.9.1 Stable - Source Code for Linux and Windows
SWFTools 0.9.1 Stable - Windows Binary
Main GIT Repository : git clone git://
Main GIT Repository Clone: ( with file browser )
GIT Repository Clone ( maintained by Ricardo Pedroso )

Installation guides

Installation - How To

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SWF Tools 0.9.2 ( Current Stable Version ) Documentation


- a standalone ActionScript 3.0 compiler


- Font file (TTF, Type1) conversiom to SWF


- GIF to SWF conversion. Able to handle animated gifs.


- generates a slideshow from one or more JPEG pictures. Supports motion estimation compression (h.263) for better compression of video sequences.


- PDF to SWF Converter. Generates one frame per page. Enables fully formatted text, ::including tables and formulas, inside a Flash Movie. It's based on the xpdf PDF parser from ::Derek B. Noonburg.

pdf2swf -s

- Set a SWF encoder specific parameter.


- like JPEG2SWF, only for PNGs


- allows to read out, optimize and readjust SWF bounding boxes


- hex dump swf byte code to a file


- SWF file creation from simple swfc script files. Includes ActionScript 2.0/3,0 support.


- multi-function tool for SWF insertion into wrapper SWFs, SWF concatenation, stacking, and basic parameter manipulation (e.g. size change ).


- print out SWF asset information, i.e. images/fonts/sounds, code content disassembly, cross-reference and bounding box data.


- bitmap rendering from swf files created with pdf2swf, jpeg2swf or png2swf.


- scans SWFs for textual ( aphpanumeric ) data.


- ttf font manipulation tool


- WAV audio to SWF conversion

Questions & Answers

Frequently asked questions (FAQ) including compilation instructions for Linux, Windows, and Mac
Frequently Given Answers (FGA) - various swfc code snippets to compile and test
Example Code - further examples of SWFTools usage and coding implementations

== SWF Tools 0.9.1 ( Previous Stable Version ) ==

SWF API Documentation

python gfx module
Python library

SWFTools based software

GUI wrappers for some SWFTools commands:

Wrapper swfc command Contributor
SWF Extractor swfextract Chris Ohmstede
qpdf2swf pdf2swf. Written in QT4 Silvian Cretu
Gpdf2swf pdf2swf ( part of the Windows distribution ) Ricardo Pedroso/Matthias Kramm


Software Description Contributor
:scEdit Windows '98/XP swfc GUI editor - Laurent Lalanne


Software Description Contributor
:zViewer (2009) Document Viewer in AS2, uses rfxview Cristan Rusu
( Various ) ( supplied with swftools distribution )

Media Players:

software Description Contributor
Video Player Video Player (swfc compilable script ) John Sullivan ( .video tag patch contributor )
swfty Media Player/SWF Viewer (swfc compilable script ) Nissemand

Related Documentation and Guides

Adobe PDF Reference
Adobe SWF File Format Reference
Adobe Actionscript 2.0 Reference
Adobe Actionscript 3.0 Reference
ECMA Script
Mozilla Tamarin Project - Open Source AS3

Useful Software Links- Open Source and Other

OSFlash - Sited dedicated to Open Source Flash Software
ePDFViewer - requires Poppler and GTK4 ( plus CUPS for printing )
muPDF Lightweight PDF Viewer, Toolkit and library - Linux/Windows. Written in Portable C. Released under GNU GPL v3.0
Evince - Gnome Project's multi-format document viewer ( Linux/Windows )
Nitro PDF PDF Viewer/Editor - Windows
ZOHO Viewer on-line document viewer
PDF Xchange Viewer PDF Viewer/Editor - Windows. Free version of a Closed Source Commercial Product
Xpdf Open Source viewer and tools used by SWFTools - Linux/Windows. GNU GPL v2.0
PDF Software Listing Wikipedia list of PDF software inc development libraries
PDFEdit pdf maniplation Library and Tools - Linux/Windows. Released under GNU GPL v2.0
AlivePDF Open Source PDF library written is Actionscript 3
PDF Readers/Viewers General Information


NB The above links are provided solely for informational purposes in the hope they prove useful. Where site content and any products referenced may have been found to be of particular interest, their mention here in no way implies a relationship to the SWFTools project,

its maintainers, nor compatibility with it's code base. Should the worst happen and something breaks your system, we are not, repeat NOT responsible. :)

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