Converting Flash files into other standard video formats is not an easy task. iPixSoft SWF to Video Converter can take the compressed video in the Flash container (FLV included) and re-encode it to formats that do not require a Flash player or plug-in to be enjoyed. You can crop the Flash video before converting it, and even customize it by adding a logo or a watermark.
The program supports all kind of Flash files for the input – actually, it boasts of being able to convert even the most complicated SWF files you can come across, including those embedded in FLV files, those that are but links to external video files, Flash movies with Action Scripts, videos in old versions of Macromedia Flash, etc. As for the output, the list of supported formats is also impressive in the sense that all the most common file formats are included, such as MKV, MP4, MOV, WMV, or AVI, and of course, FLV.
You can convert an individual file or a set of Flash files in one single operation. You can crop the image before converting it – that’s probably the most you can do with a Flash file without having to resort to the FLA file. You can also add your personal mark to the video, be it an icon or some other sort of watermark. The program will let you modify the transparency of the image so that it blends perfectly with the Flash movie. When clicking on the “Convert” button, the program will open a Flash player where you can play back and capture sections of the video or the movie in its entirety, either manually or automatically. The captured video will then be saved in the output format selected.
iPixSoft SWF to Video Converter is not the most nice-looking program out there – its interface looks a bit outdated, and the conversion/capture window at the end of the process detracts slightly from its overall intuitiveness. Other than that, the tool performs its tasks efficiently and as advertised, though getting a license to make it work without an additional watermark courtesy of the developers will not come out cheap.