SWF format is a video format that was originally used for browser games and browser videos. A lot of online videos are available in this video format; however SWF is not usually simple to open – not all the default media players have the support of this format. The most convenient way here is to convert SWF to video formats that are perfectly supported by any video player; for example to MP4 or MKV. Icecream Screen Recorder will be very handy in such a case as it supports both MP4 and MKV video formats as the output, thus you can turn your SWF videos to MP4 or MKV format with ease. Read on to learn more on how to convert SWF to video formats like MP4 or MKV with the use of Icecream Screen Recorder.
Step 1. Open the SWF video in a media player or browser.Step 2. Open Icecream Screen Recorder and click the “Capture video” button at the top to open the drop-down menu with the available recording modes of the program.Step 3. Select Area auto detection mode from the list.Step 4. Select the area of the video. To do this, hover the mouse over the video and let the program automatically detect the frames of the video. Press the F1 keyboard button or the program’s logo in the upper-left hand corner of the area to apply the borders. You may adjust the recording area manually with the help of the markers located on the borders of the recording area.Step 5. Click the Rec button to start recording the video. Thanks to the countdown shown before the video recording, you’ll be able to start the playback of the SWF video so that it will be captured correctly.Step 6. Start the playback of the SWF video.Step 7. Click the Stop button as soon as the SWF video is fully recorded.
SWF video format has some specific features, and not all media players are able to open it. If you convert SWF files to other video formats that are more common, widely spread, and simple to use, you’ll definitely make it easier to play the videos. For those who are looking for ways to convert multiple video formats, we made a tutorial on how to convert videos with Google Drive for free.