Flash Decompiler - Frequently Asked Questions

Basic Questions

What is Flash Decompiler?

Flash Decompiler is a world leading tool to catch, decompile, and extract Shockwave Flash movies, especially convert your SWF to FLA. Using Flash Decompiler, which is compatible with ActionScript 2.0 completely, you can find out almost everything in a Flash movie! Due to three aspects, Flash Decompiler is excellent decompiling tool. One is friendly interface; one is powerful functions; the last one is convenient operation. For interface, Flash Decompiler has an Explorer Panel, which lets users browse hard disk or network to find Flash movies, and it also supports to scan your Internet Explorer's cache to pick out the Flash movies you have viewed; and it has build-in playback controls to play the movie or element in original size or size matching the window; you can get the expected FLA files by setting the exporting settings in export dialog. For functions, Flash Decompiler can import, decompile and convert SWF in all versions to FLA, as well as edit and configure the FLA in Flash; it can decompile, display and extract all Flash movie elements in groups and select the alternative format to save them, such as Shape, Morph Shape, Image, Sound, Font, Text, Sprite, Button, Frame and Action; the information window can show the properties of the selected elements in Flash movies in detail; it can extract the video file from a Flash movie and export it in FLV format; it supports converting static text to shape and saves as TXT format for the exported text file; it supports exporting ActionScript in AS format and ActionScript of a Flash movie can be decompiled and converted into neat and readable code in code-view window; the elements list by tag ID in the category. For operation, viewing on a web page in Internet Explorer, you can include Sothink SWF Catcher which is an assistant tool to catch the Flash movie; it will be very convenient to decompile SWF. Flash Decompiler is necessary builder for decompiling and creating Flash movie.



General questions

  1. How do I export a shape?
  2. How do I export an image?
  3. How do I export a sound?
  4. How do I export a font/text/sprite/button/frame?
  5. Can I export all files at once?
  6. Why can I only export the first and second files of each group?
  7. What's the *.gls file and how can I use it?
  8. How to capture a Flash movie in an IE pop-up Window?
  9. Why did I not see the SWF Catcher icon on my IE toolbar?

How do I export a shape?

In Resource panel, please click on the [+] in front of Shape folder to expand it and show the contents. Click any shape to view it. Then pick the shape you want to export by checking the square box in front of it. Last, click the "Export..." button and select a directory to save. Now you have exported the shape successfully. Flash Decompiler supports exporting the shape in *.swf or *.gls format. You can choose either during exporting. The shape file in *.gls format can be used in Sothink Glanda.

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How do I export an image?

To export an image by using Flash Decompiler, please click on the [+] in front of Image folder to expand it and show all the image files used in this SWF file. Click any image file to show it in preview Window. Then pick the image you want by checking the square box in front of it. Last, click the "Export..." button and choose a valid save path. Now you have exported the image successfully. Flash Decompiler supports exporting the image in jpg, bmp or png format. You can choose any one during exporting.

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How do I export a sound?

To export a Sound from a SWF file using Flash Decompiler, please click on the [+] of Sound folder to expand it. Select a Sound and Flash Decompiler will play it. Then pick the sound you want by checking the square box in front of it. Last, please click the "Export..." button from the tool bar and select a valid save directory. The file will be saved in the required format (.mp3 or .wav). You can choose either during exporting.

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How do I export a font/text/sprite/button/frame?

In Resource panel, please click on the [+] of Font/Text/Sprite/Button/Frame folder to expand it and display the contents. Click any component to view it. Then pick the one you like by checking the square box in front of it. Last, click the "Export Resource" button and select a directory to save. Now you have exported them successfully. The font, text, sprite, button, frame will be exported in .swf format. So as to edit the movie again, you also can click "Export FLA" to convert the Flash movie to FLV format..

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Can I export all files at once?

Yes, Flash Decompiler supports to export all components of a SWF file at once. If you are using a registered version, you can select all folders by checking the square box in front of them and click "Export..." to get all of them at once. If this SWF file is a little large, it will take more times to export.

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Why can I only export the first and second files of each group?

Because you are using the trial version of Flash Decompiler. This limitation is only for trial version. After you register it, you can export files as much as you like.

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What's the *.gls file and how can I use it?

When you export a shape file, Flash Decompiler will let you select to save the file in *.swf or *.gls format. The *.gls format is exclusive for Sothink Glanda. When you export a shape file in such format, you can use this shape in Glanda. In detail, after you export the shape as *.gls file, please open Sothink Glanda and click "Shape" button to see the shape panel. In this panel, click the drop-down list and choose the folder where you saved the *.gls file. Then this file will be shown and you can use it in Sothink Glanda.

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How to capture a Flash movie in an IE pop-up Window?

When you see a Flash movie in IE pop up Window, please do as following to caputer it:

  1. Open a new blank IE browser Window.
  2. Drag the IE icon from pop-up Window's address bar to this new Window.
  3. And you will find the Flash movie is opened in this new Window.
  4. Now you can launch Flash Decompiler to catch it.

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    Why did I not see the SWF Catcher icon on my IE toolbar?

    1. Please check if you installed Sothink SWF Quicker with all your IE Windows closed. If not, please reinstall the program with all IE closed.
    2. If you customized your toolbar before, your toolbar will not show any newly-added toolbar buttons. Please go to View>Toolbar>Customize in IE to add SWF Catcher button from Available Toolbar Buttons to Current Toolbar Buttons. Thus, the SWF Catcher icon will show on your IE toolbar.

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    Ordering Questions

    How much is it?
    Flash Decompiler only costs $79.99 for an individual license.

    Is your online order form secure?
    Yes, it is 100% secure.

    How much will I have to pay for the upgrade?
    We offer FREE Lifetime upgrades for registered user!

    Is the price a one time cost or are there other fees?
    The price is a one time cost only. There are no monthly or yearly charges whatsoever.

    What happens after I send in the order?
    You will receive an email confirming your order shortly after sending the online order form. Then, within 24 hours, you will receive a second email with your registration code, and instructions to get started!

    How much will I pay for the technical support? Is it free?
    Yes, it's completely free for all.

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