When multimedia started to gain ground on computers, multiple method were used to encode videos and audio files for better quality and greater compatibility. Some lost ground over the years, and if you happen to need a Flash animation turned to a video file, then iPixSoft SWF to AVI Converter can help you out in this regard.
In case you haven’t figured it out by now, the application is specially designed to convert SWF animations to AVI videos, to be played by more devices. There might not be a lot of flexibility when it comes to file support, but there are more tools found inside, and AVI is a pretty popular format.
As far as the visual design is concerned, the application keeps all of its features in a custom-built interface that’s both appealing and intuitive. Several tabs let you navigate forward to more configurations, while the rest of the space is used as an interactive preview area, with an additional toolbox for more controls.
The first step is to import your file, with the application automatically detecting Flash version of file, frame count, rate, resolution, as well as ActiveX component version. In addition, you can use the built-in media controls to let the animation play.
Sadly, editing only consists of the possibility to crop and add logo. A few fields let you either manually set coordinates and crop box size, or dragging it as well as its edges over the video. Another option is to add a logo based on a local image file, and arrange it where you see fit.
The last step is dedicated to output specifications. Options here are a bit more abundant, with the possibility to choose video and audio encoders, bitrate, framerate, custom video size, as well as output file and name.
The whole process is usually done fast, but this depends on the size of the animation. One last thing you need to know is there’s also a built-in batch mode, which applies a certain set of criteria to more files, saving you a lot of effort and time.
Taking everything into consideration, we can say that iPixSoft SWF to AVI Converter might only be limited to a small number of multimedia file formats, but it lets you configure the output with a large variety of quality options. It could have used a bit more editing options, but it’s overall practical for quick conversion, or even of more files at a time.