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How to Convert AVI to SWF in Windows/Mac

When it's about uploading videos to the Internet, AVI is definitely not the best option due to its large size. In fact, the best file format to online digital media delivery is SWF because of its small size with high video quality. So if you want to share AVI files online, converting AVI to SWF will be a good choice.

To convert AVI to SWF, a video converter is indispensable. Here Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate is recommended as the best software to do the conversion from AVI format to SWF. In addition, it can also convert almost all video formats, including WMV, FLV, MPEG, MP4, MOV, MKV, ASF, VOB, etc. to SWF and any other regular video format with fast conversion speed and high output video quality. After the conversion, you can insert the converted SWF videos into HTML pages easily. The tool to convert AVI videos to SWF on Mac OS X (Mountain Lion) is Aimersoft Video Converter for Mac. Now click the button below to download the right version and follow the steps below to get your work done.

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How to convert AVI to SWF step by step

Note that the guide below uses Video Converter for Windows screenshots to illustrate the operation. The way to finish the task on Mac OS X is the same. Just make sure you've downloaded the right version.

1 Import AVI videos

After downloading, install and launch the program, then click Add Files on the main interface to load AVI videos. Or you can simply drag the AVI files to the left item bar for conversion. After the files have been loaded, you can preview them and take snapshots of your favorite movie scenes.

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2 Select SWF as the output format

Click Output Format and you'll see a format list. Click Format > Web and choose SWF as the output format. As you see, all other regular video formats and video presets for portable devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc. are provided for your choice.

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3 Start the conversion

When all settings are done, click the big Convert button to start converting your AVI files to SWF for online sharing. When the conversion completes, you can click Open Folder to locate the converted SWF videos. After that, you can embed and share the videos online with the world.

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About SWF

Adobe used SWF as the format for Flash-based files. Developed by Futurewave Software, this file format was taken over by both Adobe Systems and Macromedia later on. SWF can be generated by different Adobe software such as After Effects, Flash Builder, and Flash. However, SWF files can also be created with the use of some freeware like the SWFTools.

SWF used to mean Shockwave Flash then it was changed to Small Web Format. SWF used to be just a container of vector-based images and objects. However, further developments of the file allowed it to contain audio and video elements as well. SWF can be played by almost any browser and by all types of Flash players.

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