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convert .swf > .gif

convert .swf > .gif

(OP)
Can generator convert a swf file into a gif file so that I can display the swf image (maps) to users who do not have the flash plugin ?

At present we provide dynamic vector drawn maps. These are built live and inserted into the html page on request.

I need to be able to convert the delivered .swf file into a gif if necessary.

Regards

Richard Barrett : Preformation@hotmail.com

RE: convert .swf > .gif

you sure can.  I have only ever done this in off line generator, I can't see any reason you couldn't do it with the online version as well.

From a command line it would be

generate -gif myimage.gif mytemplate.swt
you can also do
generate -swf mymovie.swf -gif myimage.gif mytemplate.swt
this will create a swf and gif movie.

If you cant use offline (note: i use offline to generate online components and use CGI to activate generator, so you can always work around things)

hope this helps, if not I'll have a look at the online stuff and see if I can work something out for you.

RE: convert .swf > .gif

This might be, and probably is, a stupid question but where exactly should this code go for a online processing?
Thanks
"A pretty new user"

RE: convert .swf > .gif

(OP)
friends,
pl guide me in which cases it is recomended to convert .swf to .gif(except for the compatibility of the browser)
creator

RE: convert .swf > .gif

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For online processing:

<img src="image.swt?type=gif">

if you want control over the gif settings include gif in the publish menu of the Flash file.  This will allow you to control compression, # of colors, etc...

If you aren't careful you could wind up with the largest gifs you've every seen!

Hope that helps!

Wow JT that almost looked like you knew what you were doing!

RE: convert .swf > .gif

(OP)
creative_i

We need to convert swf to gif in case of output devices,
like PDA, mobile phone.     i

RE: convert .swf > .gif

(OP)
Hi. I have the same question. My entire website is flash but it doesn't work in Netscape - it crashes peoples computers. My server is "trying" to edit my htaccess file. They won't let me have access to it. So I created one, uploaded it - thinking "I'll overwrite the hidden one" - it did but I have never written a .htaccess file and apparently - the code was missing something - the website was down for 2 days while they fixed the problem the overwrite created - but they did not change the MIME settings for me - it is rediculous.

My only other alternative if to convert the .swf to .gif or .jpg and recreate the entire website - which is about 30 pages - the .swf look ugly as gifs and jpgs

It amazes me that flash has so many issues with its plugin player and compatibility.
If anybody knows of a way to get around this, please share your knowledge with me.

RE: convert .swf > .gif

(OP)
How can i convert a file into a gif or a jpg?

RE: convert .swf > .gif

(OP)
Hi there, I need to convert swf files into gif animations. Can anyone advise me how to do it? as I haven't understood what has to be done in the steps above. If there is a prog that can do the work, it will be a great thing. Thank you in advance

RE: convert .swf > .gif

(OP)
I have a similar problem.  

I have created a swf file which works perfectly in Netscape, but doesn't load at all in Internet Explorer (I've tested it on several computers with different versions and it's always been the same result).  

I can't work out why this is, but to safeguard the issue, I'd like to convert my flash file to a gif.  I have no idea how this is done.  

Any help would be appreciated - particularly since I haven't really understood the responses in this thread so far.  

Please keep it simple and explain the process in super-plain English (ie.  assume I'm an idiot and get back to basics!).  Any help would be REALLY appreciated.

RE: convert .swf > .gif

(OP)
SWF -> GIF ... to easy !!!

1. create your flashfile and save it as *.swf and with right size.

2. create an empty flashfile with the same size und import your saved file. (now you have to see a lot of keyfiles)

3. export your file as *.gif

(works with flash mx)
That´s all.

Good luck.

RE: convert .swf > .gif

(OP)
Here is an Example:

RE: convert .swf > .gif

(OP)
Here is an Example:

RE: convert .swf > .gif

(OP)
well i think i found the anzwer to all your problems here is a site where u can download a program that changes swf to gif and is completly free http://www.radgametools.com/bnkdown.htm download  Rad video tools

RE: convert .swf > .gif

You can use magic swf2gif---http://www.itinysoft.com
Can convert to any size, any frame rate gif file.



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