Interactive SWF/EXE files to video/images

SWF & FLV Toolbox offers an impressive option to capture your interactive SWF/EXE file into a movie, making a visual presentation simple and a real fun. Interactive video (in most cases it’s a video game) blends interaction and linear video. A story in such video develops differently depending on interaction with the audience. Recording an interactive video is an easy way to create a presentation, a tutorial etc.

Additionally, SWF & FLV Toolbox allows saving every single frame of your interactive file into a set of images.

It’s really simple to convert interactive SWF/EXE movies. Let’s convert an interactive file together, to view the conversion process step-by-step:

1. Choose conversion mode: “Convert one file” tab or “Convert many files” tab.

2. Choose source file for conversion.

3. Select the resulting file format (“convert to video” or “convert to images”) in “Select output format” window:

select_video select_image

4. Set the destination path: either put a tick in the checkbox “Save result in the same folder where source is stored”, or press “Browse” button to choose the destination folder manually.

5. Customize conversion settings:

arrowFor conversion into video:

Don’t forget to tick “Convert interactively” checkbox in “Video settings” tab.

arrowFor conversion into images:

Don’t forget to tick “Convert interactively” checkbox in “Format settings” tab.

6. Press “Convert” button. A window for frames capture will appear:


Tick checkboxes if you want to start recording from the beginning of the movie and/or stop recording on movie end.

7. Press play button to start the movie playback.

8. Press record button (“REC”) to start recording the movie. During this process you may manipulate the movie plot according to the movie’s possibilities (e.g. if it is a game, you may play it).

9. Press “End” button to stop recording the movie:


10. Conversion process will start automatically. You can see the progress in percent at progress bar.

11. Once conversion is over, you’ll get a message about it. You are able to view the resulting file by clicking “View result” link.

Note: By EXE files here we mean Adobe Projector files, which are self-executing Flash movies with the .exe extension.  If you right-click EXE file and choose “Properties” option, you’ll see “Adobe Flash Player” in file description.

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