What Is SWF?

This section describes what is a SWF (Shockwave File) - file format for Flash program files which can be executed by Adobe Flash Player to deliver multimedia information and interactivity in Web pages.

What Is SWF? SWF (Shockwave File), pronounced as "swiff", is a file format for Flash program files which can be executed by Adobe Flash Player to deliver multimedia information and interactivity in Web pages.

The default file name extension for SWF files is .swf.

The MIME type for SWF files is application/x-shockwave-flash.

As mentioned in the specification, SWF version 10.0 is designed to meet following goals:

Last update: 2014.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of Adobe Flash

 Adobe Flash Player Plugin for Firefox

 Adobe Flash Player Plugin for Chrome

 Adobe Flash Player Plugin for Safari

 Adobe Flash Player ActiveX for IE

 Using "object" Elements for Flash Files

 Using "embed" Elements for Flash Files

 "mp3player" - MP3 Music Player

 SWFObject - Hidding "object" behind JavaScript

 Flash Player Projector

 SWFTools - SWF File Manipulation Tools

 SWFC Script to Generate Flash SWF Files

 ActionScript Embedded in SWFC Script

 AS3Compile - ActionScript 3 Compiler

 Adobe Flex SDK 4

SWF File Structure and Tags

What Is SWF?

 SWF File Structure

 SWF File Example - rectangle.swf

 SWF File Example - Dump Output

 SWF File Definition and Control Tags

 SWF File Processing Rules

 SWF Files for Video and Audio Streams

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

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