SWF is a fantastic file format for content delivery on the web, for it compresses graphics, audio, programming and data into a single package. You can easily open SWF files in Safari or other brower with the installation of flash player. But how about playing SWF movies offline in media player like QuickTime? Unluckily, QuickTime doesn't natively support SWF files. However, add Perian plugin to QT, it may enables you to playback on QuickTime.
Perian is a freeware, open-source plug-in which makes QuickTime users to play more formats. Additional media types are supported:
AVI, FLV and MKV file format
MS-MPEG4 v1 & v2, DivX, 3ivx, H.264, FLV/Sorenson Spark, FSV1, VP6, H263i, VP3, HuffYUV, FFVHuff, MPEG1 & MPEG2 Video, Fraps, Windows Media Audio v1 & v2, Flash ADPCM, Xiph Vorbis (in Matroska), and MPEG Layer II Audio and more.
In the supported formats list, you will find SWF video format isn't included. Is there a guarantee solution for playing back SWF files without any hassle? Yes. Here is a magic program-Mac SWF to MOV Converter, the first real conversion software of SWF solutions on Mac OS X.
Doremisoft SWF to MOV Converter for Mac facilitates Mac users' enjoying any .swf movies on Mac stand-alone media player like QuickTime, iTunes or most popular portable devices such as iPad, iPhone, iTouch, BlackBerry, etc.
Run the Doremisoft SWF video Converter for Mac, then click "Select File" button to load .swf movie into the program.
Click "Profile" button, follow "Common Video"->MOV-"QuickTime(*.mov) as the output video format.
Hit "Next" to go to the conversion window. And press "Start Conversion" button to start converting SWF to MOV.
After the conversion finishes, you can import the generated .mov file into QT and watch it on the go.