.SWF File Extension

A .SWF file is a Shockwave Flash Movie, created by Adobe Systems.

Open with Adobe Flash Player (Discontinued). Available for Linux, Windows, and Mac.

What is a .SWF file?

A .SWF file, which stands for Shockwave Flash Movie, is a type of digital file used to store animations. These animations can include text, both vector and raster graphics, and interactive elements that are programmed using a language called ActionScript. The content in an SWF file is designed to be played in the Adobe Flash format. However, it's important to note that Adobe discontinued support for Flash on December 31, 2020, which means that Adobe no longer provides updates or security patches for Flash Player.

Despite Adobe discontinuing Flash, there are still several programs and tools available that can open .SWF files. Here are some of the main ones: 1. **JPEXS Free Flash Decompiler** - Available on all platforms, this tool allows users to decompile and edit SWF files, providing a way to see and modify the code and resources within the file.

2. **Ruffle** - This is a Flash Player emulator built in the Rust programming language. Ruffle can run .SWF files natively in modern web browsers via WebAssembly, making it a popular choice for playing old Flash content without needing the original Flash Player.

3. **Eltima Flash Decompiler Trillix** - This software is used for converting SWF files into FLA format, allowing for easy editing. It also enables the extraction of various components from the SWF file.

4. **Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate** - This tool can convert SWF files into various video formats, making it easier to play the content on devices that do not support the SWF format directly.

5. **GRETECH GOM Player** and **Media Player Classic** - These are multimedia players that can handle a wide range of file formats, including SWF files.

6. **SWF File Player** - A simple player specifically designed to play SWF files on Windows platforms.

7. **Newgrounds Flash Player** - Developed to allow users to continue enjoying Flash games and animations from the Newgrounds archive, this player is tailored for content originally hosted on the Newgrounds website.

8. **Eltima Elmedia Player+** - A versatile media player for Mac that supports a wide range of formats, including SWF.

9. **WAFlash (Web)** and **BIT LABS SWF Player (Android)** - These are platform-specific options for playing SWF files on web browsers and Android devices, respectively.

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