File Extension

SWF File Format

Object (ShockWave Flash)

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SWF is a file extension for a Shockwave Flash file format created by Macromedia and now owned by Adobe. SWF stands for Small Web 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 plug in.

MIME type: application/x-shockwave-flash, application/x-shockwave-flash2-preview, application/futuresplash, image/vnd.rn-realflash

 

Learn more about SWF files:

Visit the Adobe Flash webpage.

Get help with Flash at IT Knowledge Exchange.

This was last updated in August 2010
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