When we surf the Internet, it is not difficult for us to find some interesting flash movies, and these movies may be related to our daily lives so they make us feel easy and happy when watching. Normally, we would love to download these flash videos to our computer in order to watch them when we want to release pressure.

However, some of these flash videos are SWF files, if we want to share these SWF files with our friends or just watch on our iPad, that will be difficult. So we need professional SWF to video converter software to convert SWF to video files that iPad supports and transfer them to iPad, then you are able to play flash videos on iPad. The post will show you how to do that.

Part 1. What is SWF?

Before showing you how to play flash videos on iPad, you may need to know what SWF is. SWF is an abbreviation for small web format, an Adobe Flash file format used for multimedia, vector graphics and ActionScript.Originating with FutureWave Software, then transferred to Macromedia, and then coming under the control of Adobe, SWF files can contain animations or applets of varying degrees of interactivity and function. It may also be used for programs, commonly browser games, using ActionScript.

SWF files can be generated from within several Adobe products including Flash, Flash Builder (an IDE) and After Effects, as well as through MXMLC, a command line application compiler which is part of the freely available Flex SDK. Although Adobe Illustrator can generate SWF format files through its “export” function, it cannot open or edit them. Other than Adobe products, SWFs can be built with open source Motion-Twin ActionScript 2 Compiler (MTASC), the open source Ming library and the free software suite SWFTools. There are also various third party programs that can produce files in this format, such as Multimedia Fusion 2, Captivate and SWiSH Max.

Part 2. Convert SWF to Video Files

Moyea SWF to Video Converter is a professional SWF converter which can convert SWF files to more than 150 kinds of video files. And Moyea SWF to Video Converter has specialized video profiles for iPad, so if users want to play Flash movies on iPad, the Moyea SWF to Video Converter is a perfect choice. You can check the post out to learn how to convert SWF to video files that are compatible with iPad.

Step 1. Run Moyea SWF to Video Converter after installing. The first step is to input an SWF file. Click “Browse” and choose “From Folder” to input SWF file in your computer. After inputting the SWF file into the software, the file will be played in the screen on the left side of the software.

Step 2. Click “Export” to get to the dialog of export settings. Choose the specialized profile for iPad as the format of the output video in “Profile”. Select the audio and video quality as well. If you want to have detailed settings for the codec, ratio and bit rate for the output video and audio, click the “Settings” to the right of the “Audio Quality”.


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Step 3. Click “Convert”, a performance testing will begin. After the performance testing, the full-screen Capture Panel comes out. Click “Play and Capture” at the bottom of the panel, and the Flash movies will be played and captured in the panel. When the capture finishes, click “Finish” to start conversion.


Step 4. The Conversion goes back to the software. A progress bar will show the percentage of the conversion process. A screen in the middle of the software will show the converted video. When the conversion is finished, you will be able to find the output video in the target folder.

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Part 3. How to Play Flash Videos on iPad

Converting SWF to MP4 files is easy with Moyea SWF to Video Converter, and transferring the converted videos from computer to iPad is even easier with transfer software after you have converted SWF to videos files iPad supports. Leawo iTransfer is used for transferring files among iOS devices, computers and iTunes, and you are able to transfer videos to iPad with Leawo iTransfer for Mac with ease. The following guidance tells you how to play flash videos on iPad with the software.

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Step 1. Run Software and Connect iPhone

Run the software after installing Leawo iTransfer. Connect your iPad to computer and the software will automatically scan your iPad and show all your iPad files in the window.

Step 2. Add Movies from Computer

Click File > Add > Add File to add the videos to the software. After clicking “Yes” and then the transfer begins. Or Click the “Movies” on the left sidebar to add files. You are also allowed to drag and drop the movies into the software window.

Step 3. Transferring Movies to iPad

The transfer process starts with a dialog. The dialog tells you the transfer process with a progress bar. When the transfer finishes, the videos will be in your iPad’s Video Library. And you can play flash videos on iPad directly.

Transferring videos from computer to iPad is an easy issue with Leawo iTransfer. When you have finished, you are able to enjoy the videos. The converted videos play on the iPad as smoothly as on your computer, and the video quality and audio quality are also completely converted. With Moyea SWF to Video Converter and Leawo iTransfer, you are able to enjoy flash videos with SWF files on your iPad.