How to Open SWF format files

Downloaded a Flash game or movie from a website, but unable to play it? Nowadays, almost all browsers have Flash installed. You can easily open these SWF files using your browser. If it doesn’t work, there are some programs like Adobe Flash Player, Elmedia Player (for Mac) and SWF Players that can open your .swf files easily. You need to download these programs in your Mac or Windows computer. Here is how to install these programs and open SWF files.

How to install SWF Player in Windows computer

  1. Open a browser to download the program.
  2. Enter ‘www.swffileplayer.com’ in the address bar.
  3. And press ‘Enter.’ Doing so opens the downloading page of SWF File Player.
  4. Click the ‘Download Now’ button. The button is at the left side of the page, you may need to scroll down.
  5. SWF Player setup file starts downloading, wait for the setup file to download. If the downloading is not started, click on ‘Click here’ to start downloading manually.
  6. Now, open the folder where SWF Player setup is downloaded.
  7. Double click on the SWF Player setup icon to begin installing.
  8. Follow the setup wizard prompts and finish the installation.

Once the program is installed successfully, its launching icon appears on the desktop.

Opening an SWF file with SWF Player in Windows

  1. Go to the desktop and double-click the ‘SWF File Player’ icon to open the program.
  2. Click ‘File’ at the top-left corner.
  3. Select ‘Open.’
  4. Locate the SWF file you want to play.
  5. Click on the ‘.swf’ file to select.
  6. Click ‘Open’ button at the bottom of the file explorer window.
  7. Wait and click the ‘Play’ button at the bottom.

The SWF file you opened will start playing, whether it is a game or video.

How to install Elmedia Player in Mac

Elmedia Player is a program for Mac that can play various format of videos files, including SWF files. Use the below steps to download the software in your Mac.

  1. Open a browser to download the application.
  2. Enter ‘download.cnet.com/Elmedia-Player/3000-13632_4-75985205.html’ in the address bar.
  3. And press ‘Enter.’ Doing so opens the downloading page of Elmedia Player.
  4. Click the ‘Download Now’ button. The button is on the top-left side of the page.
  5. Elmedia Player ‘s setup file starts downloading, wait for the setup file to download. If the downloading is not started, click on ‘Restart the download’ to begin downloading manually.
  6. Now, open the folder where Elmedia Player ‘s setup is downloaded.
  7. Double click on the ‘Elmedia Player.dmg’ file to begin installing.
  8. Follow the installation windows prompts to finish the installation.

Opening an SWF file with Elmedia Player in Mac

After the program installed successfully, use these steps to play your SWF file.

  1. Open ‘Spotlight’.
  2. Type ‘elmedia’.
  3. Open the ‘Elmedia Player.’
  4. Click ‘File.’
  5. Select ‘Open’ at the top of the file menu. It will open the Finder window.
  6. Locate the SWF file you want to play.
  7. Click on the ‘.swf’ file to select.
  8. Click ‘Open’ button at the bottom of the finder window.

The SWF file you opened will start playing if it is a video.

How to install Adobe Flash Player on Mac or Windows

  1. Open a browser to download the application.
  2. Enter ‘get.adobe.com/flashplayer/’ in the address bar.
  3. And press ‘Enter.’ Doing so opens the downloading page of Adobe Flash Player.
  4. Verify the operating system recognized by the page.
  5. Select the services and program you want to download.
  6. Click the ‘Download Now’ button.
  7. After downloading, run the Adobe Flash Player installer file on your system.
  8. Click ‘Open’ and sign in.
  9. Follow the prompts and complete the installation.
  10. Click ‘Finish’ to close.

Adobe Flash Player is now ready to open your SWF files, either it is game or video.

Marshall Lyne is a Microsoft Office expert and her been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Sara has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.

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