Adobe’s SWF file format has been around for a long time, and you will find a lot of SWF-based animations on the web. You can download them off your browser, but how do you convert a “x” file into SWF? What does it take to extract the flash animation out of a Windows EXE File?
A friend of mine, who is an IT consultant, once asked me this question: How do I get SWF out of an executable file? This is where we begun our hunt to find the best, cheapest SWF converter.
There were many commercial softwares on the Internet offering free flash converters, but most of them were demo version — and this trial version apps are not any useful. After 3 hours of research, I found a freeware application from “North code” which does exactly what we needed needed — converts EXE to SWF and extracts the .SWF file on our computer.
To get started, download the tool from the links given below. Note that I have tested this on Windows 7 and XP machine by trying to convert a executable project into SWF file.
How to use the tool:
Note: Password protected EXE file cannot be converted using the above tool.