|File Type||Shockwave Flash Movie|
|File Format||Proprietary (Adobe Systems)|
|Popularity||★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Popular|
SWF files are often generated from standard Flash (.FLA) files. Once the Flash animation is complete, it is saved as a SWF, which saves all the data in a portable, compressed format. SWF files can be played within a Web browser that includes the Flash plug-in or using the standalone Flash Player.
About Adobe Flash Player
Flash Player is a free video player distributed by Adobe. It can play Flash video files as well as several different other video file formats. Flash Player supports vector, raster, and 3D animations. It is the standard player used for YouTube videos.
Flash Player is also a popular Web browser plug-in, which allows users to play Flash content within a Web browser.
|Published||August 20, 2009|