Small Web Format files are used for playing multimedia content such as music or animations and are commonly used to enhance websites. SWF files are playable using the Flash media player, and the only way to extract content such as audio from these files is to use specialized software. The software used to extract or decompile SWF files are usually not free, but there are trial versions available that allow you to test out the features.

SWF Extractor

Step 1

Download and install the latest version of SWF Extractor from the GlobFX website (link in Resources). The software is commercial but has a free trial version.

Step 2

Open the program and click "Open SWF."

Step 3

Select the SWF file with the audio that you want to extract and click "Open."

Step 4

Select the audio file and click "Extract." Select a file name and press the "Play" button to hear playback if you are not sure which of the audio files is the one that you want to extract.

Step 5

Click "Browse" and select the folder where you want to extract the audio file.

Step 6

Click the radio button next to "Selected Resources" and then click "Extract" to extract the selected audio from the SWF file.

Flash Decompiler Trillix

Step 1

Download and install Flash Decompiler Trillix from the Eltima Software website (link in Resources).

Step 2

Open Flash Decompiler Trillix and then click the "Open Flash File" button. Select the SWF file with the audio you want to extract.

Step 3

Click the "+" icon next to the name of the SWF file on the My Tasks pane to view a list of resources inside the file.

Step 4

Click the "+" icon next to Sounds to view all the audio contained in the SWF file.

Step 5

Click the check boxes next to the audio files that you want to extract and then click the "Extract" tab.

Step 6

Click the folder icon next to "Export Path" and select the destination folder for the extracted files.

Step 7

Click the "Formats" tab and select "Sound." Click "Sound" to set the output format to MP3 or WAV, and then click "Extract SWF Objects."

SWFRIP

Step 1

Download and install the latest version of SWFRIP from the Sourceforge website (link in Resources).

Step 2

Open the program and select "File" from the Menu bar.

Step 3

Click "Open" and select the SWF file with the audio that you want to extract.

Step 4

Click "Open" and then click the "+" icon next to Sound on the list of resources.

Step 5

Double-click the audio files to hear playback and then click "Save" from the Resources menu to extract the selected audio file. The extracted files are saved in a sub-directory of the folder where the original SWF file is located.