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Flash Decompiler Trillix v4

HANDY TOOL FOR CONVERTING SWF TO FLA

Flash Decompiler TrillixFlash Decompiler Trillix v4 by Eltima is an inexpensive tool for converting SWF files into editable Flash files or extracting elements such as images, sounds, videos, and fonts. Additionally, Flash Decompiler converts SWF files created in Flex back to their source code.

When you open a SWF in Decompiler you can start, stop, and scrub through the animation. Context panels allow you to examine each frame’s content and provide detailed information of all of the elements within the SWF. Converting a SWF file to a Flash document or extracting elements is as simple as clicking the corresponding button. Conversion is surprisingly quick, while extraction on the same file can be a bit slow.

Decompiler does a good job converting SWF files containing animation and basic ActionScript. Usually, you need to do very little tweaking to replicate the original movie. However, complex SWF files, such as those created using Captivate, did not hold together. It extracted the code but didn’t keep it organized in a manner that allowed the program to function.

This latest release is available for both Mac and Windows; however, the Mac version lacks some of the functionality of the Windows version. Windows users are able to make minor edits to Flash objects, such as images, texts, hyperlinks, sounds, colors, and lines within Decompiler. Mac users must first convert the SWF into a Flash file to edit the objects. The Windows version also includes plug-ins for Internet Explorer and Firefox that allow you to capture SWF movies from the Internet.

The bottom line is Flash Decompiler Trillix is a good but not perfect utility for decompiling SWFs. It’s a tool that can save you significant time if you ever need to edit a SWF file and you no longer have the original Flash document.—Cyndy Cashman

Company: Eltima Software
Price: $79.95
Web: www.eltima.com
Rating: 4

Hot: Easy to use and affordable
Not: Fewer features on Mac; conversion of complex ActionScript

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