Flash Tool of the Week—Debug Flash with SWF Decompiler

In today’s “Flash Tool of the Week”, we are going to share a functional Flash software—SWF Decompiler. Like the name mentioned, the software is capable of decompiling, debugging, checking and viewing SWF & ActionScript structure.


SWF Decompiler allows catching and saving Flash animation for further editing by special functions. It recovers FLA from SWF or converts to FLEX source code so that you can extract all the elements (scripts, images, fonts, texts, audio and video) for modification. It even supports converting simple Flash to HTML5.

Features—SWF to FLA/FLEX

As you know, SWF file is not editable. However, SWF Decompiler can recover Flash document (.fla) from SWF and convert SWF made by Adobe Flex back to source code. You can also decompile the standard exe made by Adobe Flash to FLA, and extract SWF from Flash exe.

Features—view SWF/ActionScript structure and extract element

With the originated FLA or source code, you can check what does an awesome Flash made of and how does is code. Moreover, it is quite convenient to extract SWF element such as scripts, images, fonts, texts, audio and video. So this is a pretty cool feature for Flash design, teaching and learning.

Features—edit SWF elements

SWF Decompiler supports edit shape by changing both figures and fill types or replace image, text and audio. Therefore, you can take best advantage of current SWF and make a brand new Flash work for your project.

Features—Flash to HTML5 conversion

It is capable of converting simple Flash animation to HTML5 format with great quality. So you can play Flash on HTML5 compatible browsers, which is pretty important on mobile platform.


Pros: functional interpretation on Flash decompiling, multiple support for Flash CS3 to CS5.5 and ActionScript 2 & 3, ideal tool for Flash design, teaching and learning.

Cons: cannot converting complicated Flash to HTML5, there are bugs in interpreting Flex file.

More info about SWF Decompiler, and SWF Decompiler for Mac.

Download SWF Decompiler or SWF Decompiler for Mac with 30-day free trial.

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