Install swftools

SWFTools is the utilities for working with Adobe Flash files. These tools includes programs for reading SWF files, combining them, and creating them from other content (like images, sound files, videos or sourcecode).

Download latest Sourcecode from here…

# wget
# tar -zxvf swftools-0.9.0.tar.gz
# cd swftools-0.9.0

# ./configure
# make

Some time make generate errors for xpdf.. so we have to install xpdf here….
Search for “xpdf-3.02.tar.gz” download & install

# cd lib/pdf
# wget
# perl xpdf-3.02.tar.gz


# make clean
# make
# make install

Here we successfully installed swftools for all swf related operations.
We can find all linux utilities in src for of “swftools-0.9.0” like

* as3compile
* font2swf
* gif2swf
* jpeg2swf
* pdf2swf
* png2swf
* swfbbox
* swfc
* swfcombine
* swfdump
* swfextract
* swfrender
* wav2swf

SWFTools has been reported to work on Solaris, Linux (both 32 as well as 64 bit), FreeBSD, OpenBSD, HP-UX, Solaris, MacOS X and Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista.

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