Flash Editing

CubaTBird

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i got to thinking... what's a good, simple, free flash editor that lets me take flash files and edit them? like what i mean is cut them up and shorten them.. that's what i plan on doing...
 

Rower_CPU

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I don't think there's any such thing - Flash is a proprietary format and I'm pretty sure Macromedia would be all over anyone who tried to get inside it.
 

Lacero

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I don't think you can. Flash is a delivery format. I have not heard of anyone taking someone else's flash .swf file and being able to rejig it for their own use.
 

Chaszmyr

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Lacero said:
I don't think you can. Flash is a delivery format. I have not heard of anyone taking someone else's flash .swf file and being able to rejig it for their own use.
It can be done - To an extent.

You can download swf movies and edit them, extract graphics from them, etc. The only problem is that your ability to do this is severely hindered because when Flash outputs a file to swf format it flattens it, makes everything on one layer frame by frame.
 

virus1

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i have in the past found an application that will take apart .swf files. i did a quick google search and couldn't find it again. i used it to extract passwords from flash files back in my hacking days.