How to Play SWF Files in QuickTime Player

“I have got some fancy flash animations, but I can’t play these flash .swf files using Apple QuickTime Player. Is there any way to make flash SWF playable in QuickTime? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!”

QuickTime is a multimedia player developed by Apple run on both Windows and Mac OS. With its simple design and easy-to-use controls, QuickTime Player makes movie watching more enjoyable. It lets you view videos in a wide range of formats except SWF. So, to play flash SWF in QuickTime, first convert SWF to QuickTime Movie, like MOV, MP4, H.264, and more.

Thankfully, many tools can do the conversion job, for example, AST SWF Video Converter. With its two different versions: SWF Video Converter and SWF Video Converter for Mac, both Windows and Mac users can easily convert SWF to QuickTime MOV, and then play flash SWF using QuickTime Player.

This tutorial takes SWF to QuickTime Converter Mac as example to show how to convert flash to QuickTime on Mac:

Step 1: Add Flash SWF File
Download, install and launch Mac SWF to QuickTime Converter. Click the “Source” button to add flash .swf file to the program.

Play SWF Files in QuickTime Player

Step 2: Set Output Format
From the drop-down list beside “Codec”, select QuickTime MOV or other QuickTime accepted formats as the output video format.

Play SWF Files in QuickTime Player

Tip: AST SWF Video Converter for Mac offers advanced editing features. You can change the output video parameters, like video resolution, frame rate, bit rate, etc.

Step 3: Convert SWF to QuickTime MOV on Mac
Hit “Capture” for entering the Record window. Then press “Start” to start converting SWF to QuickTime MOV. Click “End Record” to stop conversion at any time.

Play SWF Files in QuickTime Player

More Features about AST SWF to QuickTime Converter
This SWF to QuickTime Converter also supports converting flash SWF files to a wide range of regular video formats, such as, SWF to MP4, SWF to AVI, SWF to FLV, SWF to WMV, and more. The converted video can be playback on many portable devices, like Apple iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Samsung Galaxy, HTC, Blackberry, Kindle Fire, PSP, etc. Then you can freely enjoy flash movies or animations on the move.

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