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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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I received a video in swf format and I get an error message that an error occurred and to try again later, when Irfranview tries to open it.
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I installed easy mp3 downloader but when I tried to use it all that happened was a window opened showing the swf file transferring but as soon as clicked anywhere the whole window closed . Because it seemed the swf file was missing or something I wanted to know what it was. I haven't a clue how to fix my problem with easy mp3 downloader but I know what swf is. WOW.
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I was reading some book about FLEX and just wanted to see , what is SWF file...
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I have gone to two sites, one that I know to be safe, and sugar.swf immediately downloaded but did not run. The second site was about this very file. I am researching to find what it is.
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I have a new iMac. Throughout the day files with .swf extensions are downloaded with no input from me. An animation accompanies the download. What is this all about?
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are you using a web browser while its doing that? if so, it may be because some wbsites require swf files to runyo
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wrong info
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SWF is an abbreviation for small web format, an Adobe Flash file format used for multimedia, vector graphics and ActionScript.
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I have a software in which at the starting there is a SWF file. Which keeps on playing every time i start it. It's getting irritating to watch it till it ends. But if I delete it the software is not running. Can I replace that ad by any other song or music or anything?
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despacito 

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Hello dear, Thanks for sharing but i can't open dwg file, can you please help me out?
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i really enjoy using .SWF, what a file it is!! me and my wife don't need children when we can have this folder( i already have access to 3 of my children, but they don't want to see me). without .SWF i think that i'd be working in a chip shop, i currently work in ASDA so i guess i have worked up the rankings! You files!!!!                                                                                                                   Stevie x
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i dont have an account to this
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