SWF Tools

Tags: flash, swf

SWF Tools is a collection of SWF manipulation and creation utilities. It is released under the GPL.

Included are:

- PDF2SWF A PDF to SWF Converter. Generates one frame per page. Enables you to have fully formatted text, including tables, formulas etc. inside your Flash Movie. It's based on the xpdf PDF parser from Derek B. Noonburg.
SWFCombine A tool for inserting SWFs into Wrapper SWFs. (Templates) E.g. for including the pdf2swf SWFs in some sort of Browsing-SWF.
SWFStrings Scans SWFs for text data.
SWFDump Prints out various informations about SWFs.
JPEG2SWF Takes one or more JPEG pictures and generates a SWF slideshow.
PNG2SWF Like JPEG2SWF, only for PNGs.
GIF2SWF Converts GIFs to SWF. Also able to handle animated gifs.
WAV2SWF Converts WAV audio files to SWFs, using the L.A.M.E. MP3 encoder library.
AVI2SWF Converts AVI animation files to SWF. It supports Flash MX H.263 compression. Some examples can be
Interface: Command Line
Associated Programs
gs-common Dummy package depending on ghostscript
Available deb Repositories (how-to add a respository)
Debian 32-bit 64-bit
stable 0.9.2+ds1-3 0.9.2+ds1-3
testing 0.9.2+git20130725-2 0.9.2+git20130725-2
sid 0.9.2+git20130725-2 0.9.2+git20130725-2

Ubuntu 32-bit 64-bit
saucy 0.9.2+ds1-3 0.9.2+ds1-3
trusty 0.9.2+git20130725-2 0.9.2+git20130725-2

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this program appears out of

this program appears out of date. mplayer's mencoder does a better job

Not really

We are using it to generate swf from pdf and it works fine along with other transformation.
You can upload and retrieve the generated swf here Kiqlo

Works fine

SWFTools is used by SVNFlash to display documents stored in Subversion repositories.

Open an Example of a MS Word Document

The first time it could take a while to load (+30 secs). Next times the Flash viewer will be loaded very fast from your Browser cache.

Thousands of examples are available from the LIVE DEMO:

Open the SVNFlash home page

There is a Live Demo to explore the Apache's Subversion repository (on the left menu/Standalone).

Navigate on any Apache's project and select any document to display it. It will be displayed using SWFTools!!!

Automatic Syntax Highlighting for source code files (+20 languages are supported), MS Office documents (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), OpenOffice, PDF, PNG, JPEG...

All those formats and many more can be displayed using SWFTools (of course, with some automatic transforms)

The demo server is an Ubuntu 10.04 Linux with SWFTools (0.9.1 version) installed on.

SWFTools is really great!!!

On the other hand, SVNFlash Standalone is free, so you can download and use it to publish your documents with very few effort.