The Windows Media Video codec (.wmv) is a subset of Microsoft's Advanced Systems Format (ASF) container format. WMV files can be played by players such as MPlayer or Windows Media Player, the latter being only available for Microsoft Windows and Macintosh systems. WMV is a closed source, propriety codec that cannot be manipulated. It is not suggested for editing.(Windows Media Video) A family of digital video compression technologies from Microsoft based on MPEG-4. Version 9 of the WMV codec was released to the SMPTE organization and became the SMPTE 421M standard, otherwise known as VC-1 (see VC-1).WMV codec numbers and version numbers are not in sync. The first WMV (WMV1) was version 7 (WMV v7); the second (WMV2) was version 8 (WMV v8), and WMV3 was WMV v9. See Windows Media formats and WMV HD.
SWF is an Adobe Flash file format used for multimedia, vector graphics and ActionScript.Originating with FutureWave Software, then transferred to Macromedia, and then coming under the control of Adobe, SWF files can contain animations or applets of varying degrees of interactivity and function.
Currently, SWF is the dominant format for displaying "animated" vector graphics on the Web.It may also be used for programs, commonly browser games, using ActionScript.SWF files can be generated from within several Adobe products: Flash, Flash Builder and After Effects, as well as through MXMLC, a command line application compiler which is part of the freely available Flex SDK. Other than Adobe products, SWFs can be built with open source Motion-Twin ActionScript 2 Compiler (MTASC), the open source Ming library and the free software suite SWFTools. There are also various third party programs that can produce files in this format, such as Multimedia Fusion 2, Captivate and SWiSH Max.
Originally, the term SWF was used as an abbreviation for ShockWave Flash. This usage was changed to the backronym Small Web Format to eliminate confusion with a different technology, Shockwave, from which SWF was derived.
WMV (Windows Media Video) is a popular video format for saving and streaming video on the Windows platform. As one of the most common file formats, WMV nowadays can be found in lots of places including Windows PCs, web media centers, Windows phones and more. But this doesn’t mean WMV is available in all situations, for instance, if you want to create a flash file with your WMV video files, you need to convert WMV to SWF or FLV, because WMV is excluded from the compatible formats list of flash. Don’t worry too much about the format compatible thing, you can easily fix this with a professional video converting tool like Doremisoft Video to Flash Converter for Mac.
Video to Flash Converter which supports the conversion from wmv to swf mac or convert 3gp to flash and convert avchd to flash on mac.
How to convert WMV to SWF on Windows/Mac OS?
Step 1: Add WMV files into the converter
Install the video to flash converter on Mac, launch it. Click "Add Video" to import WMV videos on Mac.
Step 2: Customized Settings
Step 3: Convert WMV to SWF