File Extension SWF

File type: Macromedia Flash Movie

About the SWF file type:

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The SWF file extension is mostly used in Shockwave Flash movies. The files with the SWF file extension are also used for displaying vector graphic animations and for the delivery of interactive multimedia content on the Web. Though not so prevalent, the SWF files may also be referred to as Microsoft Sidewinder profile. This is used to store and save individual games joystick settings.


Detailed information for file extension SWF


Category: Video Files
File format: Open Source
Open with Windows: Web browser with the Flash plug-in installed, Adobe Flash Player
Open with Linux: N/A
The original specification and patter of SWF files was written and published by FutureWave Software. This company had the intention of creating a file format capable of displaying and delivering animations in small file sizes. This is to allow the widespread and prevalent use of the file format by those who have slower Internet connections. However, the said developer was acquired by Macromedia and in 2005, Adobe acquired Macromedia.