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Posted 15 Jan 2008

Convert SWF movie to Image [.jpg, .gif, .png, .bmp]

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Convert your swf movie file to image


This piece of code will help you to generate images from your flash movie files[.swf].


Sometime it's very important to get the screen shot of the first frame of .swf files. These things needs mostly whenever you work with ActiveX component like flash with ASP.Net. This program will extract the very first frame of the flash movie file and will save it as popular image formats like .jpg, .gif, .png, .bmp on the fly.

Using the code

Using the code is very simple but before that you have to setup some basic things. In this application I have used Interop.SWFToImage.dll to convert the swf files.

So at first download SWFToImage.exe from . This is a free product. Just download it and install the .exe file.

Your set up is ready to execute the application. Now add a reference of the Interop dll. The dll will be found within the installation directory, in the "Redistributable" folder.

Now import the SWFToImage class and create an object of it. Rest is easy. Here are some important code snippet.

swfobj.InputSWFFileName = FileUpload1.PostedFile.FileName
swfobj.ImageOutputType = TImageOutputType.iotJPG
swfobj.SaveToFile(Server.MapPath("dumps/images/" & filenm))        

Here swfobject is the object of the SWFToImage class. The property ImageOutputType receives the format of the converted image[.jpg, .gif, .png, .bmp].

According to the folder structure the uploaded files will be stored in the "dumps/swf" and the converted images will be stored in the "dump/images" folder.


This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)


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GeneralI got the solution Pin
aaa200927-Oct-10 7:59
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GeneralBlack sreen is being captured as the image Pin
aaa200927-Oct-10 5:28
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QuestionMay you please give me any advice to convert big swf files like 200MB, 900MB and more to images? Pin
aaa200927-Oct-10 4:33
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GeneralAlignment problem Pin
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GeneralRe: Alignment problem Pin
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QuestionWhite output image Pin
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AnswerRe: White output image Pin
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QuestionWhere to find SWFToImage.exe Pin
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AnswerRe: Where to find SWFToImage.exe Pin
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