SWF is a legacy file format, developed by Adobe for the Shockwave Flash player, and became a standard browser-based method of displaying audio and video during the 2000s and 2010s, particularly in games. Due to performance and security issues, Flash is no longer supported by many browsers, was never supported by iOS devices and the SWF file type is rarely used these days.
WMV stands for Windows Media Video and is a series of video compression codecs that were designed for early internet video streaming and HD-DVD and Blu-Ray physical media, Video in this file format is natively playable on Windows devices and can have DRM content management attached.
You may want to convert SWF files to WMV because Flash players are increasingly unsupported and you can no longer play the SWF files, or you want other users to view the file but you need to add DRM copy protection to the file.
NOTE: It's important to distinguish between file container formats and compression formats, or codecs. For example, MP4 is a container, and can hold different types of video compression, for example, MPEG-2 Part 2, MPEG-4 AVC, or HEVC, as well as audio (again compressed in a variety of formats) and metadata (for example subtitles). Some codecs can be wrapped in multiple different containers. Containers are sometimes referred to as file extensions, e.g. MOV, MP4, or AVI, but it's important to remember that there can be different types of video within these file formats.
VideoStudio is more than SWF to WMV converter. We built VideoStudio to convert multiple file-formats including the formats below.
Format support for VideoStudio Trial depends on your OS system configuration. Fewer formats are supported in the VideoStudio Trial and is not representative of the formats supported in VideoStudio Pro or VideoStudio Ultimate upon full purchase.
Requires the full version of VideoStudio - not supported in VideoStudio trial.
* This format requires supporting graphic card and MS HEVC extension installed
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