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Swivel for Mac

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Dec 21, 2013

Swivel for Mac allows you to quickly convert any SWF files you have on your computer into high quality MP4 video files. Because SWF files won't play on most iOS devices, this is a great tool to have, especially if you have an older library of SWF videos that you want to use on a Web site or in an app that will be submitted to the iOS App Store. Clean, fast, and efficient, this is a solid app that works well for those with a lot of SWF files to convert.

After installation, Swivel will open to an all-in-one interface very much inspired by the Flash files it is converting. It looks highly polished and runs smoothly, transitioning from screen to screen, stylishly. The actual functions are even easier than the interface makes them seem. Just drag and drop or open the SWF files you need to convert, and choose your options, including the frame range you want to convert, the frame rate, the render quality, output format, and more. Or you can use the defaults and just export you video to a folder of your choice, a process that is fairly quick compared to some other conversion tools. There is even a manual mode if you have a complex, multimedia SWF you need to convert.

Swivel is a powerful free conversion tool for anyone that has an abundance of SWF files on their Mac that need to be converted into standard MP4 videos. If you have this issue, there are plenty of conversion tools, but this one manages to offer the most features at a free price point others cannot match.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.0

General

Release February 13, 2013
Date Added February 13, 2013
Version 1.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.8
Additional Requirements None

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Total Downloads 4,046
Downloads Last Week 3
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Developer's Description

Swivel is a free solution for converting your Adobe Flash movies into high-definition video. Swivel takes an SWF file and exports a video at any desired resolution, complete with audio and no dropped frames. Best of all, Swivel is completely free, made out of a desire to help the animation community.

For simple movies, Swivel makes converting your Flash movie quick and easy. Just follow these steps: click the "Add" button next to the the "Input SWFs" list; select your SWF file; press convert. That's it. The default settings will export a 1080p quality MP4 in the same folder as your SWF file. When the conversion is complete, you can click the file name on the completion screen to immediately open the video in your default video player.

For movies with a preloader or other menus, you can skip these segments by changing the Start Frame and End Frame settings. Swivel shows a small preview of the selected frame so that you can ensure that you are skipping any unwanted content. For complex movies, or if all else fails, you can use Manual mode to interact with the SWF and manually start and stop the recording when ready.