A.4. SWF File Format
Whereas the Flash
Player is not open sourced, the .swf file format
itself is publicly available (which is one reason it has garnered a
lot of third-party support). For further information, here are some
- Macromedia Flash Player File Format (SWF)
Here you can obtain the SWF SDK from Macromedia, "a set of
tools for developers to write Macromedia Flash 5 (SWF) files,
documentation of the Macromedia Flash file format (SWF), and code to
write SWF files."
general information center for developers of SWF implementations.
Includes tutorials, message boards, resources, and source code.
Ming is an open source C library for
generating SWF format movies plus a set of wrappers for using the
library in C++ and popular scripting languages like PHP, Python, and
Ruby. See http://www.opensource.org for information on
open source software.
- Perl :: Flash
A Perl library to allow the
"dynamic, programmable generation of Flash/SWF movies."
Created by Simon Wistow.
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