[MPlayer-users] How to play .swf and other Flash files using fmpeg or Mplayer

David Griffith dgriffi at cs.csubak.edu
Sat Sep 8 19:49:45 CEST 2007

On Sat, 8 Sep 2007, Alexander Bokovikov wrote:

> Sreenivas Chowdary wrote:
> > I am using mplayer. I had provided codec support to mplayer using ffmpeg.
> > I am able to play .wmv .mpeg and other media files except .swf files.
> > Can any one have idea how to play .swf files using ffmpeg or Mplayer.
> SWF files are not a video. That is an animation format. Neither ffmpeg nor
> MPlayer can play SWF. Why not to use usual Macromedia/Adobe players to play
> SWF? Also there are many tools, converting SWF to MPEG/AVI, etc. You can use
> them and play the result by MPlayer.

I distinctly remember an earlier release of Mplayer being capable of
playing SWF files.  Can you point us to some SWF converters?

David Griffith
dgriffi at cs.csubak.edu

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