What are Macromedia Flash Files?
Macromedia Flash Files, now known as Adobe Flash Files (Adobe acquired Macromedia in 2005), are a file format used for authoring Macromedia / Adobe Flash applications. They can be used to store vector image data, audio, timelines to control animation playback, bitmapped video content, and include or reference ActionScript code. ActionScript is an object-oriented programming language used for developing websites and software that targets the Adobe Flash Player platform.
Currently, Flash is considered a deprecated file format, as software development is moving away from Adobe Flash in favor of other better technologies.
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- SWF — Format: Binary
Developed by FutureWave Software (which was later acquired by Multimedia and then Adobe), Small Web Format, short for SWF, is a file format used by Adobe's Flash player for storing text, vector graphics, raster graphics as well as code written in ActionScript. Basically, it is a file format used to create animations that can be played with Adobe's Flash Player or any Flash-compatible browser. SWF Files are also used for in many browser-based games. An SWF File cannot be edited directly because it contains compiled ActionScript and compressed media content.
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