iWisoft Flash SWF to Video Converter is a reliable video conversion tool designed to re-encode Flash videos (both SWF and FLV) into any of the most popular video codecs, such as MPEG, AVI, and MP4. You can also use this tool to extract the audio stream of any Flash video and save it as an MP3 audio file.
Video files can be clipped before conversion, so that you can convert only your favorite fragments or leave out unwanted sections, such as commercials, credits, etc. This can only be done when converting one video file at a time – as soon as you move into batch mode (a new feature for this version 3.5) files can only be re-encoded in their entirety. Though the conversion process itself is fast enough, the whole process takes a bit longer than usual, as the program needs to “capture” the video in real time before converting it into the desired output format. Videos can also be downloaded directly within this tool simply by pasting their URL in the box provided. Once downloaded, you can convert it into any of the formats supported.
The program’s interface is simple and intuitive enough, with excellent preview capabilities. Batch conversions take place on a different window that includes its own preview window. It has this “last-minute add-on” feeling that makes it look like a completely different program rather than just another function of the same tool.
The results are of a very high quality, subject to how wisely you customized the corresponding output settings. Each of the output profiles provided supports a good deal of customization, both for the video and the audio streams.
- Extracts audio from Flash videos and saves it as MP3 files
- Excellent video preview
- Allows you to download Flash videos
- Customizable output settings
- Clear and intuitive interface
- Batch conversion does not allow you to crop the source files
- Conversion requires capturing the video in real time first