Does Windows Movie Maker support SWF flash files?

How can I import flash files (.swf) to Movie Maker? If you are looking for a way to load SWF files into WMM, you may wish to read this thread. It displays a workaround to convert SWF to WMV/DV AVI for use in Movie Maker directly and fluidly.

How do I insert a .swf file into Windows Movie Maker?
“Hi, all, I have a flash animation in .swf format which I want load into Movie Maker for editing. My issue is that WMM won’t recognize the SWF files as import. I have a pretty good understanding of Flash but this is my first time using windows movie maker. How can I import a flash .swf file to Movie Maker? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks so much for your help!”

.swf is not a supported file type for importing to Windows Movie Maker.  What we suggest is finding a video file converter and turning that .swf file into a .wmv or dv avi file.  One converter we’ve used in the past is HD Video Converter.  It claims to also handle .swf format.  If you do install this converter app, you are able to convert SWF to WMV/DV AVI for use in WMM with optimum performance.

In addition to handle .swf format, this converter app is able to convert 4K, 2K, Full HD 1080p/1080i, HD 720p and SD video files in format of AVCHD, MTS, M2T, M2TS, TS, MXF, MKV, H.264, P2 MXF, AVI, MP4, WMV, MOV, M4V, etc. to any formats you request with very good quality.

Download a demo of HD Video Converter to have a try
import flash files (.swf) to Movie Maker

[Guide] How to encode SWF video to WMV/DV AVI for editing in WMM smoothly?

You may try these steps and check if that helps.

Step 1: Run HD Video Converter as a professional SWF Converter for Movie Maker. Once the main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to import your camera media.
load SWF files into WMM

Step 2: Select WMV/DV AVI as output format for Windows Movie Maker
1) Convert SWF to WMV for Movie Maker
From ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘General Video’ > ‘WMV – Windows Media Video (*.wmv)’ as target format or choose ‘HD Video’ > ‘HD WMV Video (*.wmv)’ as output format.
convert SWF to WMV/DV AVI for use in Movie Maker
Important: If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.

2) To transcode SWF video to DV AVI for Movie Maker
Click ‘Profile’ list to select ‘DV AVI NTSC Video (*.avi)’ or ‘DV AVI PAL Video (*.avi)’ as output format depending on your source video mode.
insert a .swf file into Windows Movie Maker

Step 3: Start SWF video files to WMV/DV AVI conversion
When ready, click ‘Convert’ button to start transcoding SWF video files to WMV/DV AVI for Window Movie Maker.

As soon as the conversion is complete, click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated WMV/DV AVI files which are ready for editing in Windows Movie Maker.

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