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Swivel - SWF to Video - Released! 2013-01-27 16:48:03


The wait is over, SWIVEL is now available!

Everyone thank Mike for what I can only call PURE GENIUS and a REFUSAL TO GIVE UP IN THE FACE OF INSANE OBSTACLES over the past two years.

Swivel allows you to convert just about any SWF file into an amazing 1080p video file, with no drop in frames. It gives you control to skip over preloaders and replay screens, as well as a manual mode if you have to click anything during your movie or need to work around other quirks. It also has a beautiful front-end by Stamper.

People were doing some crazy stuff to get their Flash into video format for sites like YouTube and NG itself was facing a legacy issue of how to keep 15 years of Flash movies available for the next century. iPhones don't play Flash movies. TVs don't play Flash movies. There are tools to convert SWF to video but we found them all to be lacking.

This is where Mike stepped in. He had an early version of Swivel running in September 2011; we used it to launch our Roku channel and NG artists in the beta group used it to bring their work to YouTube. Not every file worked, though. There were V-Cam issues (both AS2 and AS3), filter issues, audio issues, endless issues. Mike just kept tackling these issues one by one while adding additional solutions to problems that came up. For example, Starbarians was so big that HappyHarry could no longer export an SWF from Flash. Instead, he broke it into multiple files and Mike added a feature to Swivel that let him process and merge them into a single MP4.

Swivel is now at a point where we are confident it can process the majority of movies on NG. Most of the nominees for Best of 2010-2012 already have video alternatives available. The next step on our end is to launch our video conversion server, which will process these videos into smaller 720p and mobile formats. This will make NG video a better experience for both PC and mobile users, expect it soon! Then we just have to convert every movie in the history of NG. Or at least the good ones.

If you're a Flash animator, try Swivel! It would be awesome if you could add MP4 versions of your existing SWF movies. The video upload feature remains invite-only at the moment so PM me for access and the MP4 field will appear as a secondary option under your project details.

If you find a bug or can't convert your movie, PM Mike with a description of your problem and a link to your SWF, either in the Portal or on dump.

Finally, if you appreciate this TOTALLY FREE software that doesn't try to install weird crap or do anything other than awesome SWF to video conversions, feel welcome to become a Newgrounds supporter! Supporters browse NG with no ads other than the ones people insert in their games and movies. You'll like it!

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Swivel - SWF to Video - Released!


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Response to Swivel - SWF to Video - Released! 2013-01-27 16:49:58


Beautiful.

Response to Swivel - SWF to Video - Released! 2013-01-27 16:50:24


OOOOOOOOOHHH SNAP, YOU'VE CHANGED IT ALL!

This is the internet's sliced bread!


This is a song about cum on hotel walls.

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Response to Swivel - SWF to Video - Released! 2013-01-27 16:52:07


Wow, this looks handy!


"There never was a master that wasn't a student...

Response to Swivel - SWF to Video - Released! 2013-01-27 16:52:08


And the Lord came on the 8th day, when he downloaded Swivel.


A rather disgusting-looking git that should have been disposed of ages ago.

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Response to Swivel - SWF to Video - Released! 2013-01-27 16:53:51


Awesomesauce


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Response to Swivel - SWF to Video - Released! 2013-01-27 16:54:40


Three cheers for Mike!

Hip-Hip...


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Response to Swivel - SWF to Video - Released! 2013-01-27 17:04:56


You. guys. are. friggin' amazing. |'D

Response to Swivel - SWF to Video - Released! 2013-01-27 17:05:50


<3s to mike

Response to Swivel - SWF to Video - Released! 2013-01-27 17:06:04


Hot damn.
This is so sick. I haven't been this pumped in a longo time.
Thank you so much Mike, especially that it's available for Mac too. I cried a bit on the inside for that. And it's free and available for all of us?!

Freakin' love Newgrounds.

Response to Swivel - SWF to Video - Released! 2013-01-27 17:11:23


NG you guys are on fire...
Playlist
Swivel
Social
Passport
and even talk of Multiplayer API

P.S. Swivel + Playlist = AWESOME SAUCE


"A reward is it's own reward." - Killgar

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Response to Swivel - SWF to Video - Released! 2013-01-27 17:14:08


HOORAY!


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Response to Swivel - SWF to Video - Released! 2013-01-27 17:15:33


Dang, this is definitely worth supporting for!

But I has no monies anyways =(

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Response to Swivel - SWF to Video - Released! 2013-01-27 17:16:19


At 1/27/13 05:11 PM, deathink wrote: P.S. Swivel + Playlist = AWESOME SAUCE

I'm super amped to get the video playlists going... Once the conversion server is going!

We have a new feature launching this week too.


Working on Nightmare Cops!

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Response to Swivel - SWF to Video - Released! 2013-01-27 17:17:20


Amazing. Newgrounds did it again.


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Response to Swivel - SWF to Video - Released! 2013-01-27 17:21:01


Amazing. Seriously, that's an incredibly impressive feat!


Fun: THAT IS THE BENEFIT OF DIPLOMATIC IMUNITY!

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Response to Swivel - SWF to Video - Released! 2013-01-27 17:21:28


Great job mike! Also EJR go away with that icon.


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Response to Swivel - SWF to Video - Released! 2013-01-27 17:23:36


Awesome! thanks guys!

Response to Swivel - SWF to Video - Released! 2013-01-27 17:24:00


At 1/27/13 04:48 PM, TomFulp wrote: The wait is over, SWIVEL is now available!

Everyone thank Mike for what I can only call PURE GENIUS and a REFUSAL TO GIVE UP IN THE FACE OF INSANE OBSTACLES over the past two years.

Swivel allows you to convert just about any SWF file into an amazing 1080p video file, with no drop in frames. It gives you control to skip over preloaders and replay screens, as well as a manual mode if you have to click anything during your movie or need to work around other quirks. It also has a beautiful front-end by Stamper.

This is the only program I've ever used that has zero loss in quality when converting to 1080p. Mike is the fucking man.

Response to Swivel - SWF to Video - Released! 2013-01-27 17:26:03


This is really, really nice.


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Response to Swivel - SWF to Video - Released! 2013-01-27 17:26:44


At 1/27/13 04:48 PM, TomFulp wrote: The wait is over, SWIVEL is now available!

YEY!
Even though I already had it, THANX MIKE


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Response to Swivel - SWF to Video - Released! 2013-01-27 17:33:28


I swear, the entire NG team is composed of fucking wizards. Just when everyone thinks they are out of ideas, they go and do this shit and make everyone love them again. Great job Mike!


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Response to Swivel - SWF to Video - Released! 2013-01-27 17:34:49


This is truly a heroic contribution, you're great and you should feel great!

Rest in pieces, SWF.

Response to Swivel - SWF to Video - Released! 2013-01-27 17:39:52


As a quick pro-tip:
Some SWFs have entire scenes embedded within a single frame movie clip. Normal conversion will not work for these structures -- use the manual recording feature instead for these.

Response to Swivel - SWF to Video - Released! 2013-01-27 17:48:00


Nice.

Response to Swivel - SWF to Video - Released! 2013-01-27 17:50:01


Wasn't expecting a sound at the start up of Swivel. I was wearing headphones at full blast and it scared me to death.


boop

Response to Swivel - SWF to Video - Released! 2013-01-27 17:55:10


God, this software is fucking beautiful! Awesome job, guys!
I have a feeling this masterpiece is making it far.

Can't wait for future updates!

Response to Swivel - SWF to Video - Released! 2013-01-27 17:56:32


At 1/27/13 05:50 PM, CalamityCB wrote: Wasn't expecting a sound at the start up of Swivel. I was wearing headphones at full blast and it scared me to death.

Also thanks alot (ALOT) for making a freeware swf to video conversion that doesn't suck absolute (insert insult).


boop

Response to Swivel - SWF to Video - Released! 2013-01-27 17:59:36


Yes! I've been waiting so long for this and it's finally here!
You are saints for giving this out for free.

Response to Swivel - SWF to Video - Released! 2013-01-27 18:00:05


Keep it up with all the new features everyone @Newgrounds, you're doing great!