SWF/FLV/EXE to screensaver

Screensaver option allows you to convert any SWF/FLV/Projector EXE file into an eye-catching screensaver which you may configure later using the standard Windows “Display Properties” dialog (right-click the empty space anywhere on your desktop and select “Properties” menu option).

SWF & FLV Toolbox offers great options that allow you to emphasize exclusive design of your screensavers by adding your own screensaver title, add the desired e-mail address and homepage URL buttons, etc.

Now let’s look at the instructions on how you may create and set up screensaver from SWF/FLV/EXE file:

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 SCR”) in “Select output format” window:


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:


  • Specify the resulting screensaver title (which will be shown as the name of the screensaver in Windows “Display Properties” dialog).
  • Tick “Show homepage link” checkbox if you want to add link to your homepage.
  • Provide link text and homepage URL.
  • Supply screensaver settings image (displayed in Windows “Display Properties” dialog). It should be BMP file and have 315×71 pixels dimension.
  • Tick “Show contact link” checkbox if you want to place contact link on your screensaver.
  • Provide link text and contact URL.

6. Press “Convert” button. Tick the corresponding checkbox if you want your computer to be turned off after conversion.

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

8. Right-click your screensaver, created by SWF & FLV Toolbox, and choose “Install” option. Here you can customize some additional settings, like sound volume and movie quality. You can also enable movie loop.

Note, that “Loop movie” command can be applied only when the last frame of SWF file is reached. Some SWF files may contain ActionScript that can trick Flash Player by rewinding the movie to frame #0 or by giving the command to stop when the last frame is reached. Therefore, such SWF files cannot be looped.

9. Finally, press “OK” button to apply all changes and install your screensaver.

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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