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What's a SWF File?

SWF, short for Shock Wave Flash was created by Macromedia which was later acquired by Adobe. SWF is widely used in web design , animation, game and other fields. Generally, FLASH software is required to create and generate SWF files. You can also make SWF files by converting PDF and other types of files into SWF format through corresponding software. SWF files can contain video, audio, graphics, and animation. You're able to create original content in Flash or import content from other Adobe applications like Photoshop or Illustrator. Designers and developers can use SWF to include animations, video, presentations, applications, and anything in between that allows interaction with users. In all, SWF is not only a video file format, but also a media container format that compatible with all types of media contents.

open and edit SWF files

The most common way to open SWF is to use web browsers with Adobe Flash Player installed. You can also play SWF files with third-party SWF player software. Usually, the standalone SWF players provide more controls than SWF web player. Below are the popular SWF players for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android.

  1. Swiff Player (Windows)
  2. iSwiff (macOS)
  3. Eltima Flash Movie Player(Windows and macOS)
  4. OPlayer (iOS and Android)
  5. Adobe AIR and ISSESS SWF Player (Android)


Since SWF may contain various codecs, you may need to install K-Lite Codec Pack for Windows or Perian for Mac to play SWF successfully. Other SWF compatibility applications include VLC, KMPlayer, PotPlayer, Movavi Video Editor, iMovie, Wondershare Filmora, Adobe Flash, Adobe AIR, and so on.

How to Open SWF Files with Movavi Video Editor

Open SWF files in Windows

  1. In the main screen, go to the Media tab on the left sidebar and click the Add Media Files button.
  2. Go through the top menu bar File > Add Media Files, or simply press Ctrl+O.
  3. Resize Mov Video Editor's window and then drop SWF files to the timeline.

Open SWF files on Mac

  1. Go to the Media tab on the left sidebar and click the Add Media Files button.
  2. Go through File > Add Media Files in the top menu bar, or press Command+O.
  3. Drag and drop SWF files from Finder to the timeline.

Open SWF Video on All Modern Computers

Windows 10 Windows 8 Windows 7 Windows Vista Windows XP
macOS Big Sur macOS High Sierra macOS Sierra macOS el Capitan Mac OS X 10.7 or higher

FAQs on SWF Playback in Windows, Mac and Mobile Devices

Question:How do you convert SWF to MP4?

Answer: Freemake Video Converter is a popular SWF to MP4 video converter for totally free. For paid video converter with more features, Movavi Video Converter is recommended.

Question:How do you play SWF files on iOS?

Answer: As you may know, iPhone and iPad do not support SWF Flash files. If you want to play SWF on your iPhone/iPad, you have to install a third-party browser like Puffin Web Browser or Skyfire Web Browser which can be downloaded from the App Store. Alternative, convert SWF to MP4 for better compatibility.

Question:Is it possible to edit SWF files?

Answer: Yes. To edit SWF file, you need to convert SWF to its source file (.fla), then edit it with Adobe Flash. To convert SWF to FLA, a third-party SWF is required, like ImperatorFla and online SWF to FLA converter.

Movavi Video Editor Is Compatible with SWF Files and More

Not only can SWF Video Editor opens SWF files but also all popular video formats. Movavi Video Editor is an all-in-one video editing application for Mac and Windows.


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