how do I convert an swf file to an scr file
rubberduckman34 last edited by
I am trying to install a screensaver on my computer I am running windows 11 I recently downloaded a screensaver off internet archive I downloaded it as an swf file I've been trying to find a converter but I can't whenever I think I find one I click on it and it takes me to an old find any converter websites that are full of ads and barely work please help me find a way to convert it.
burnout426 Volunteer last edited by
What's in the Flash SWF file? Is it a video or a slideshow of pics?
The first step might be to get the video/images out of the Flash SWF file (with ffmpeg) where you can then use it/them to create an scr file (that you can right-click and choose "install") with some screen saver creator utility (which could be IrfanView (see directions) if you're talking about a slide of pics or some video wallpaper program if it's a video).
As in, try searching each part instead of a direct converter.
Maybe the file you downloaded is jus an scr file with the wrong swf extension. You can research how to check that or check it with a text editor to see what you can see in the binary data.
Of course, scr files are known to be dangerous, so always scan them for viruses and make sure it came from a trusted source when it was archived.