Dec 14

Easily Convert SWF to MXML by Sothink SWF Decompiler

flexMXML file is an Adobe Flex Markup Language and its component is used by an Adobe Flex application.

The MXML file is used for laying out user interface components in the application. Most Flex applications include multiple MXML and ActionScript (.AS) files.

For decompiling and reusing the SWF created by Adobe Flex Builder 3, Sothink SWF Decompiler, the leading SWF to Flex project converter and resource extractor, can help you to decompile the SWF to MXML. Please see the following step-by-step tutorial.

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Used Tool: Sothink SWF Decompiler V5.3 – Leading SWF to MXML converter

Estimated Time: 5 Minutes

Purpose: Convert SWF to MXML


Step 1: Open the SWF to be converted to MXML

1. Launch Sothink SWF Decompiler.

2. In the Explorer panel, browse to find the folder where the SWF you want to convert to MXML locates, and the SWF will be listed in the panel below.

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Nov 05

New SWF Decompiler Win 5.3 Offers Compatibility with Windows 7

Aiming to offer customers enhanced security, on November 2, 2009, SourceTec has announced the release of new version of Sothink SWF Decompiler (Windows version). The SWF Decompiler Win 5.3 is enriched with lots of new features and improvements focused around improving stability and user experience, which turns into one of the most complete solutions for Flash fans that want to decompile SWF to FLA or FLEX project.

windows7I tried out the new version and really like its new and easy-to-use interface. What makes this new version notable is that it supports Windows 7. Adding compatibility for the latest Microsoft operating system will offer customers many compelling benefits, such as improved security and reliability.

Apart from the above features, the new SWF Decompiler Win 5.3 is more stable than previous versions, and the optimized interface will also bring you better usability and user experience. As a smart multi-language Flash decompiler, SWF Decompiler Win 5.3 now provides French interface besides the existing English, German and Traditional Chinese interfaces.

Overall, Sothink SWF Decompiler is expected the best to arouse super lively interest in professional Flash designers or amateurs to decompile SWF to FLA or FLEX project, as well as extracting any Flash elements from SWF files. It is for sure that the team will update with more features as they find them. So what new features have you found and what is Sothink SWF Decompiler still missing? You can tell us here by leaving a comment.

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Sep 03

How to convert Flash SWF to FLEX project?

Can you edit and modify FLEX SWF to create new SWF file? Of course, you can do it with the help of Sothink SWF Decompiler 5.1 and later ones. It can decompile SWF to FLEX project, and get resources from FLEX SWF. Also, you can decompile FLEX SWF to FLA, and edit FLA in Flash tool.

What’s new in Sothink SWF Decompiler 5.2?

  • Optimize the decompiling engine, and improve the accuracy.
  • Adopt Unicode to optimize the interface language for the various localization.

What’s FLEX? And What’s FLEX project?

FLEX is a free, open source framework for building highly interactive, expressive web applications that deploy consistently on all major browsers, desktops, and operating systems. It provides a modern, standards-based language and programming model. FLEX also includes a rich component library with more than 100 proven, extensible UI components for creating rich Internet applications (RIAs), as well as an interactive Flex application debugger. (From Adobe)

FLEX project refers to the necessary FLEX file collections, which are source files to edit the FLEX SWF in FLEX builder.

Now, let’s view the tutorial below, and get more about how to convert Flash SWF to FLEX project. You will find how simple the decompiling work it is.

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Aug 11

Is this the best SWF to Flex Flash decompiler for Mac?

Wanna decompile SWF to FLA and convert SWF to FLEX? Have you found the best Flash decompiler on Mac? Why not have a try with Sothink SWF Decompiler for Mac? I think it is the powerful and easy to use Flash decompiler, which can recover FLA/FLEX for re-editing and re-building. Since V5.1 of SWF Decompiler for Mac, you can get the optimized decompiling engine, which makes SWF to FLA, SWF to FLEX conversion more accuracy.


How does Flash Decompiler attract me to use it?

1. Powerful Flash Decompiling

  • Fast convert SWF to FLEX project.
  • Easily decompile SWF to FLA.
  • Extract almost all resource from Flash movie.

2. Full Compatibility

  • Support all Flash versions, including 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10.
  • Support FLEX.
  • Compatible with ActionScript 2 and 3.

3. Useful features

  • Capture Flash movies directly within Firefox browser by SWF Catcher.
  • Switch interface between multiple languages.
  • Play, pause, stop, snapshot the Flash movie.

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Jul 13

Start FLEX Learning by Sothink SWF Decompiler

Adobe FLEX is SWF movie maker, which Flash programmers prefer to use it to create FLEX SWF movie. If you wanna to learn FLEX by yourself and view how to make FLEX SWF movie. Here is a Flash decompiling application for you — Sothink SWF Decompiler, which assists you start learning FLEX easier.



Before you learn FLEX, make sure you have downloaded and installed Sothink SWF Decompiler on your computer. And then open FLEX SWF in the program; let’s see what Flash SWF Decompiler can do for different groups:

For Beginners and intermediates

  • Capture FLEX SWF file from IE/Firefox online.
  • Easily view file properties of FLEX SWF in the program, file size, compressed, file version, frame width, frame height, frame count, etc.
  • Freely play FLEX SWF movie in built-in player.
  • Fully control FLEX movie, play, stop, forward, backward, pause, etc.
  • Take snapshot for the playing FLEX SWF movie in the preview window.
  • Parse FLEX SWF, and view the file’s structure and elements.

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Jul 07

Is This Your Wanted SWF to FLEX Project Flash Decompiler?

Do you want to decompile SWF to FLA, convert SWF to FLEX project, or both? If there is Flash Decompiler, which can convert Flash movie to both FLA format and FLEX project, it must be the most popular Flash SWF Decompiler for all. Sothink SWF Decompiler makes it come true in new released version 5.1. Let’s approach to this brand-new Flash Decompiler to get more:

Decompile SWF to FLA/SWF to FLEX project
SWF to Flex
SWF to Flex

  • Decompile SWF to FLA.
  • Decompile SWF created by FLEX to FLEX project, and get MXML file and other project files.


SWF to Flex
Supported Almost All Versions of Flash/FLEX and ActionScript

  • Support Flash 6, Flash MX 2004 (V7), Flash 8, Flash CS3 (V9) and Flash CS4 (V10).
  • Support FLEX.
  • Compatible with ActionScript 1, ActionScript 2 and ActionScript 3.



SWF to Flex
Extract all resources from Flash SWF/FLEX SWF

  • Export Flash element from SWF movie.
  • Export SWF to FLA/ FLEX projects, and extract resources in batch mode.
  • Extract various elements, including shapes, sounds, images, sprites, fonts, texts, ActionScript, etc.


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May 25

Top 10 Most Popular Sothink Tutorials

1. How to Extract Elements from Flash Movies?

In this tutorial, we will show you how to extract an image from a SWF file by the Sothink Flash decompiler.


2. How to Capture Flash form IE and Firefox?

This tutorial tells you how to capture your favorite Flash movies from IE or Firefox.


3. How to download video online from YouTube?

Please learn to use a Flash video downloader to download wonderful videos from YouTube and share them conveniently with persons around you.


4. How to Make a Page Flip Effect?

Please follow this tutorial and adopt the Flash animation maker to make a natural page flip effect.


5. How to use Video Encoder for Adobe Flash?

From this step-to-step tutorial, you can learn to use Video Encoder for Adobe Flash – a professional flash video encoder to convert video to Flash SWF and FLV.


6. How to Make a Blur Filter Effect Slideshow?

In this tutorial, you will learn how to apply the Flash SWF editor tool from Sothink to make a slideshow with Flash blur effect easily.


7. Create Flash Album from Template

Please follow this tutorial to create a beautiful Flash album easily from template.


8. How to Convert Video to Apple iPhone?


Try to use a video converter to convert videos to the iPhone formats, and then enjoy them on Apple iPhone.


9. How to put video on your web site?


FLV format is so popular to share your video on web. In this tutorial, you can learn to convert videos to FLV format, and then put them on your website.


10. How to use Video Encoder Engine for Adobe Flash (Windows Version)?

Want to build your own YouTube-clone video sharing site? Try this video sharing script tool.

May 13

Why Does Sothink SWF Decompiler Rate Five-Cow on is a famous shareware and free software downloads website. The recommended as Five-cow softwares by Tucows mean to the world most awarded program. We are pleased to announce that Sothink SWF Decompiler has rated as Five-cow on Tucows. The below figure is the snapshot about Sothink SWF Decompiler information on Tucows.



Why award Sothink SWF Decompiler as Five-cow?



1. Export SWF to FLA, SWF to element fast and easily.
2. Support almost all Flash versions, including Flash 6, Flash MX 2004, Flash 8, Flash CS3 and Flash CS4.
3. Compatible with ActionScript 2 and 3, clean and user-friendly.
4. Supply SWF Catcher for Firefox and SWF Catcher for IE.
5. Professionally develop Flash SWF Decompiler for 9 years.
6. Better customer service to solve your problem quickly and instantly.


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May 07

Is Sothink SWF Decompiler a Wonderful SWF to FLA Converter?

flash decompiler
Still hesitate for selecting the best Flash SWF to FLA converter programs? Here you can take reference to some user’s comments on using Sothink SWF Decompiler; all below should assist you to make the right choice. Let’s check out the user comments from The famous Giveaway of the Day site to see if Flash decompiler is the ideal program, which is exactly the same with your imagination.

Below are user comments

1. I have used this SW before, and I used it to perform several tasks:
To take out music (mostly MP3) and Video (various formats) that are embedded in the SWF file.
To “borrow” some nice code and graphics from SWF files, for my personal use (not commersial).
To learn more about making nice SWF files and writing ActionScript code.

Comment by KAS

2. I own most of Sothink’s products and can vouch for their quality and customer support. This one is no exception, so grab it, especially since it’s free today and Sothink’s pricing is always going up.

Comment by gmon

3. Top notch product. Installed it, found it easy to use, and was able to quickly decompile one of my own Flash files. It created an excellent replica of my source code – definitely a useful tool to keep in one’s arsenal. Thanks, Sothink and GAOTD!

Comment by Clint

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Apr 29

SWF Decompiler 5.0 and Flash CS4 (V10)

Adobe has released Flash CS4 (V10), which is absolutely good news for creating Flash. With Flash CS4, you can make Flash animation easier and faster, and realize the magic interactive experiences on Flash movie.



Recently, Sothink SWF Decompiler 5.0 is released based on Flash CS4 released. It is the first Flash decompiler currently found on the web, which is able to support Flash CS4, decompile Flash SWF to FLA and extract the Flash elements.



What can this Flash Decompiler do for you?



1. Capture Flash movies online by SWF Catcher within Sothink SWF Decompiler from Internet Explorer or Firefox.
2. Import and manage Flash animations; play Flash and preview resources with original size or size matching the window; and control the movie by playback bar, such as play, pause, stop, zoom in/out, etc.
3. Decompile one or more SWF to FLA, which get source FLA for re-editing; and extract Flash elements in various formats for re-using.


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