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How to Watch SWF Files on QuickTime

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QuickTime is a kind of powerful media player that lets you watch Internet video, HD movie trailers and personal media works with a wide range of file formats and extraordinary high-quality. .mov is the filename extension for the QuickTime multimedia file format. SWF is an excellent file format content delivery on the web, for it compresses graphics, audio, programming and data into a single package. Swf is a unique format that can provide interactive function. Due to this feature, it is widely used in games and videos. Unfortunately, it is not easy to find a player to support it. When you want to watch a swf file that your player can’t support, you need to find other ways to deal with it. You can easily open SWF files in Safari or other browser with the installation of flash player. So how to watch SWF movies offline in media player like QuickTime? This article will show you three methods to play swf file on your computer so that you can watch your swf files successfully.


1. Download a Flash Player

One way is to download a QuickTime player. It does not cost much time to download a good one from internet. But it’s very important to find a clean and save way to do it. In most cases, official QuickTime download website is a good choice. Then install it. After finish it, find your target swf movie, right-click it and choose QuickTime player as your player. Now a high definition swf video could be viewed.


2. Play It with Your Web Browser

If you don’t like the first method, you can still watch your swf files with your web browser like IE or Chrome. However, your web browser must support online videos watching so that the plug-in of the web browser can help you to support swf file. The method is quite simple, drag the video icon into the interface of the web browser and then you can watch the flash video. However, not only can’t you choose the start time of swf file but also operate the swf file because web browser can’t provide you any operation functions.


3. Convert It to Other Format

The third way is to convert swf to mpeg or mp4, because both the QuickTime and MP4 container formats can use the same MPEG-4 formats, they are mostly interchangeable in a QuickTime-only environment. There are many free swf to mpeg converters on the internet. Besides that, a large number of professional swf to mpeg converters could help you just with several clicks.



When downloading a flash player, you’d better choose the newest version for its more functions or features. Online free swf to mpeg converters could be downloaded according to the instructions. As for some professional ones to convert swf to mpeg, Doremisoft swf to mpeg converter will show you how to convert from swf to mpeg step by step. Different from the free swf to mpeg converters, this kind of converters is more users-friendly and could be downloaded safely and easily.

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