How to Convert SWF to MP4 Using the VLC Media Player

SWF is a file extension for a Shockwave Flash file format. SWF files can contain video and vector based animations and sound and are designed for efficient delivery over the web.  SWF files can be viewed in a web browser using the Flash plugin or in the computer using VLC player or any other flash player, but I prefer VLC because this player is fantastic and can open and run any type and format video source.

Fast tip:

To convert a SWF (Shockwave Flash) file to an MP4 using the VLC media player, follow these steps:

  1. Download and install the latest version of the VLC media player on your computer.
  2. Open the VLC media player and click on the Media menu.
  3. Select the Convert/Save option.
  4. In the Open Media dialog box, click on the Add button and select the SWF file that you want to convert.
  5. Click on the Convert/Save button.
  6. In the Convert dialog box, select the MP4 option from the Profile drop-down list.
  7. Click on the Browse button and select a location to save the converted MP4 file.
  8. Click on the Start button to begin the conversion process.

Once the conversion is complete, you will have a copy of your SWF file in MP4 format, which can be played on most devices and media players.

What is VLC Player & Can it play SWF files?

VLC is an open-source application that allows playing and converting many types of formats.

SWF is a video file/clip that can hold an animation created with Adobe Flash and can be played by Flash Player or with a web browser that has the Flash plugin installed. Some SWF files hold only autoplay animations and some hold interactive content that awaits user engagement to proceed (for example, flash games are very popular and are built by using interactive SWF flash).

VLC can convert noninteractive SWF files to various formats. Please note, that SWF files recorded by screencasting software such as, TechSmith Jing and others are interactive and therefore you’ll need a different video converter to perform that conversion (please see VIP Video Converter below).

Also read: FireDL codes for Firestick

How to Convert non-interactive SWF files to MP4 using VLC

  1. Download & install VLC Player.
  2. From the top menu, choose Media.
  3. Click Convert / Save.
  4. The File tab is now selected. Click Add Files on the right side.
  5. Select the SWF flash file you would like to convert.
  6. Click Convert / Save at the bottom.
  7. In the Profile field, choose the format you would like to convert to: MP4, MPEG, WMV, etc. Also, you can choose a website preset if you are going to upload the video to a video website (for example, YouTube, Facebook, etc.).
  8. At the destination file field, choose a directory and file name for the converted file.
  9. Click Start.
  10. Now you’ll see the SWF played in VLC. Once the playback will complete, the converted file will be in the output directory.

Also read: Windows 10 ISO download

Hope this tutorial helped you to convert SWF to MP4 easy and free with VLC player.

Another way to convert a SWF file to an MP4 is to use an online converter. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Go to a website that offers online video conversion services, such as or
  2. Click on the Choose Files button and select the SWF file that you want to convert.
  3. Select the MP4 option from the Output format drop-down list.
  4. Click on the Convert button to start the conversion process.
  5. Once the conversion is complete, you can download the MP4 file to your computer.

Once you have converted your SWF file to an MP4, you can play it on most devices and media players.

1 thought on “How to Convert SWF to MP4 Using the VLC Media Player”

Comments are closed.

You may also like:


List Services Using C# Managementclass: WMI Example

Are you ready to delve into the world of Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) using C#? WMI opens up a plethora of possibilities for accessing system resources and retrieving vital information about your Windows environment. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll walk through the process of retrieving all the services running on your system using the powerful…
Fix Your Windows License Will Expire Soon Error

How to Fix Your Windows License Will Expire Soon Error

Is your Windows 10 PC or Notebook showing ‘Your Windows license will expire soon; you need to activate Windows in PC setting‘ error message? Then this report is for you, here learn the complete details regarding the mistake Your Windows license will expire shortly mistake in Windows 10 and how to repair it.  Windows 10…

IPX7 vs IP67: Which Is Better?

We all know that, for the most part, all devices have an IP rating. Do you have any idea what this IP rating means? If this is something new to you, you’ve come to the correct place since we’ll talk about it here. What exactly is an IP rating? An IP rating, also known as…

No Response From Gameranger Server Error Fix

GameRanger is a free great tool that can help you to play games on your Windows computer. GameRanger can offer you to play more than 700 games online with your friends/colleagues all other the world. This great tool can offer you huge advantages like gamer profile, friends list, instant talk chats in-game, voice communications between…

How To Download JW Player Videos?

JW Player is a popular video player used by many websites to stream video content. It is not directly possible to download videos that are played using JW Player, as the player does not have a built-in download option. However, there are some workarounds that you can try to download JW Player videos. A good…

Connection failed: Too many connections

This means that the maximum number of clients that may be connected to the server has been reached. Either the client will have to wait for another client to log off, or the administrator will have to increase the maximum number of connections allowed. How do I fix too many connections error? The MySQL “Too…

Is a multi line comment in C ?

Multi-line comment Represented as /* any_text */ start with forward slash and asterisk (/*) and end with asterisk and forward slash (*/). It is used to denote multi-line comment. It can apply comment to more than a single line. It is referred to as C-Style comment as it was introduced in C programming. What is…

What does like %% mean in SQL?

The LIKE operator is used in a WHERE clause to search for a specified pattern in a column. There are two wildcards often used in conjunction with the LIKE operator: The percent sign (%) represents zero, one, or multiple characters. The underscore sign (_) represents one, single character. What does %s do in SQL? %s…

Is Excel and SQL enough for data analyst?

Most data analysts learn both Excel and SQL. They use SQL to work in businesses and communicate with large databases and bust out Excel to solve quicker data analysis problems. To become a strong data analyst, it’s recommended you learn both. Is SQL enough to get data analyst job? Since almost all data analysts will…

How to Employ Video Marketing for SaaS

The Software-as–a-Service (SaaS) sector is highly competitive and businesses operating in it must find effective ways to stand out. The use of video marketing for SaaS is one of the best ways to boost your software company’s online presence and grow both your sales and profits. Why should you consider video marketing for SaaS? If…