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.swf
Shockwave Flash file.

A .swf file is a Shockwave Flash file. It is also known as an Adobe Flash file - because Adobe took over the company which originally developed the Flash file. A Flash file is a format for delivering graphics and animation over the internet.

For a Flash file to be incorporated into an html file requires html similar to the following:

<object width="300" height="200">
<param name="movie" value="someflashfile.swf">
<embed src="someflashfile.swf" width="300" height="200">
</embed>
</object>

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Can you add to this? Do you know of any applications not already listed which will work with .swf files, view .swf files or open .swf files? Are you able to contribute any additional reference information or file format information about .swf files or have you spotted any errors or omissions? If so please let us know by emailing us at feedback@cryer.co.uk - Thank you.