Image Conversion Suggestions (.swf or .fla to raster formats)

Bill Davidsen davidsen at
Tue Jul 1 18:33:33 UTC 2008

Christopher A. Williams wrote:
> I'm looking for suggestions on programs available in known F9
> repositories that I can use to convert an image I created sometime ago
> using Flash into a raster format (jpeg, PNG, etc.).
> I have the original .swf and .fla files, but would rather not go through
> the hassle of building out a Windows XP virtual machine and reinstalling
> an old version of Macromedia studio just to do this one simple (at least
> it should be simple) task.
> I also would like to have this around for other things. A GIMP plugin or
> importer would be great if something like this exists.
> I'm also trying to make sure I have Linux based tools for everything I
> usually do - just out of principle... :)
> Suggestions and ideas welcome!
ffmpeg seems to do what you want, I don't have any swf files handy, but 
it will convery wmv to swf or flv, so I would bet it will go the other 
way. I think I got mine from livna.

Bill Davidsen <davidsen at>
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