"I need to convert .swf files to .mov files, or to mpegs. I've downloaded every possible converter for mac out there, and none recognize my .swf files. Can't import them. SWFs remain grayed out."
SWF (Shockwave Flash) now is a standard of publishing compressed Flash content on the internet. The playback of this “Small Web Format” files was supported by Shockwave Player or Adobe Flash Player. However, if you ever tried to play SWF videos on QuickTime player or view them with your iPad or iPhone, you may find that SWF files can’t be played in them. Fortunately, there are still methods for you to play SWF files with ease. One feasible way is to convert SWF to MOV - the default format of QuickTime and other Apple's products like iMovie, Final Cut Pro, etc.
As QuickTime could only support a few video codecs such as H.264 and MPEG-4, and MOV is the standard Video supported by QT. So converting SWF to MOV would be good alternative to view SWF files on QuickTime. SWF to MOV Converter is specially designed for doing this for both Windows and Mac OS users, known as SWF Converter (supported by Windows XP/Vista/7) and SWF Converter Mac (supported by OS X, Snow Leopard, Lion etc).
How to Convert SWF to QuickTime MOV on Windows/Mac OS
Step 1: Launch SWF Converter and add SWF video to SWF Converter
Import SWF video files to the software by clicking "Select File" button to load SWF files need to convert from your laptop. Meanwhile, you are able to convert online SWF video. Click "Grab" button, the SWF video can be successfully downloaded and shown at the left of the interface, you can view the video at the right interface. Choose the output place to put the SWF video.
Step 2: Choose MOV as Output format
Click "Next" button to the Option interface, choose MOV as the output format, set the output path, customize output format setting is supported such as adjust Encoder, Sample Rate, Channel, Bit Rate.
Step 3: Start converting SWF to MOV Mac
Press "Next" and hit "Start" button to begin convert SWF to MOV. You can stop at anytime to view the converted video.
Convert Flash SWF to MOV on Windows or Mac