swfextract man page

swfextract — a tool for extracting data out of swf files.


swfextract [options] [file.swf]


swfextracts allows to extract swf movieclips and objects out of swf files.

SWF files are animation files which can be displayed in Web Browsers using the Flash Plugin.


-h, --help

Print short help message and exit

-o, --output filename

Write output to file filename

-V, --version

Print version info and exit

-i, --id ids

ids is a range of IDs to extract. E.g. 1-10,14

-j, --jpegs ids

ids is a range of JPEG IDs to extract. E.g. 1-2,3,14-

-p, --pngs ids

ids is a range of PNG IDs to extract. E.g. -10,20-30

-f, --frame frames

frames is a range of frames to extract. E.g. 1-10,20-30,40-

-n, --name name

Set the name of the object to extract to name.

-w, --hollow

Copy empty frames to the output file, too.

-P, --placeobject

Copy original placeobject tag for the given object into the output file (Use with -i). This means that the object is at the same position in the generated movie as in the original movie.

-j, --jpegs range

Extract jpeg pictures in range

-p, --pngs range

Extract png pictures in range

-m, --mp3

Extract main mp3 stream (There may be substreams in the Movieclips, as well. To extract these, first extract the  Movieclips with -i and then use -m)


Matthias Kramm <kramm@quiss.org>


January 2003 swfdump swftools