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SWF Decompiler and Quicker 4.0

Title: SWF Decompiler and Quicker 4.0
Publisher: SourceTec (www.sothink.com)
Reviewer: Group Manager
Rating: 5 of 5 stars


SWF Decompiler is one of those handy little tools that every web and Flash developer needs in their “toolbox”. I've used this tool for about 3 years and SourceTec continues to make it better and better with every release. As a designer or developer, we often come across webpages with SWFs that are cool, new or interesting. While we do not desire to copy someone else's work, it is extremely helpful to take a peek inside to see how the person pulled off a certain effect. It just adds to our own knowledge. This product is also completely compatible with Flash 8 and ActionScript 2.0.
Sothink SWF Decompiler interface

Quicker is a friendly Flash editor program. You can more easily create Flash files (.sqf format) with a friendly interface and built-in effects. Quicker also enables you to export the Flash files to both SWF and EXE formats. Sothink Quicker interface

What do these programs do?

SWF Decompiler enables you to “capture” SWF files from webpages. Not only can you capture these SWFs, but you can also decompile them into symbols, sounds, motion, script, images, fonts and text parts. The best part is that you can also export the “captured” SWF into FLA format! Thus, you can decompile and recompile as well. SWF Decompiler also comes with plug-ins for Internet Explorer and Fire Fox.

Quicker enables you to create Flash files (.sqf format) from scratch. You can also open FLAs created in other programs. Quicker enables you to do everything you need to do in order to create and edit Flash files. You can even add your own ActionScript 2.0 with the built-in editor. To complete this process, just output to SWF or EXE. This program also has some great built-in effects. These effects are handy when creating something on the fly like a banner. You can also opt to create the FLAs in Quicker and then export them for use in Adobe Flash, Dreamweaver, FrontPage or other programs.

Highlighted Features from SWF Decompiler:

Converts from SWF to FLA – Effortless conversion from SWF to FLA file formats for FLA versions 6, 7 and 8.

Decompiles from Flash Movie EXE – SWF Decompiler also enables you to convert from EXE (executable files created from Flash).

Flash movie videos can be exported – Video within a Flash movie can be extracted and rendered as FLV files.

Decompiles and renders individual components - Shapes, sounds, images, sprites, fonts, texts and ActionScript can be extracted from the a Flash movie.

Handy interface – The SWF Decompiler interface is customizable and enables you to easily review the captured SWF file, and see all of the components in the library.

ActionScript 2.0 support – AS 2.0 is fully supported by SWF Decompiler. AS can also be exported as .AS files.

Missing font conversion – Any missing fonts can be converted to shapes.

Browser integration – SWF catchers are automatically included as plug-ins for both Internet Explorer and Firefox.

Highlighted Features from Quicker:

Supports AS 2.0 – ActionScript 2.0 syntax is completed supported that enable you to control all aspects of the animation.

Advanced Editor – Quicker's ActionScript Editor supports Syntax Highlighting, Auto-Completion and Dynamic Prompt, just like many of its high-priced competitors. Vector graphics creation – Several tools are included that enable you to create vector graphics in a

WYSIWYG-type environment. Built-in effects – Quicker has many time-saving, built-in effects for creating motion.

Shape and image tween – You can create almost any type of shape and image tweening.

Automatic animation – Quicker enables you to specify keyframes to generate tweening your animations automatically. Various media types supported – You can use virtually any type of media within your files in Quicker including: .mp3, .mov, .mpeg, ai., and others.

Requirements

Before you run out and order SWF Decompiler or Quicker from SourceTec, check under the hood and be sure your PC will support it adequately. Here are the supported operating systems:
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 2003
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows NT 4.0
  • Windows 98/Me
  • Tested Specifications

    SWF Decompiler and Quicker have been tested on a AMD processor (2Ghz) with 1GB of RAM running Windows XP Pro.

    The Bottom Line?

    SWF Decompiler and Quicker are two quality tools, which can increase your efficiency and enable you to learn and do more. For the price, these programs are well worth it. Order SWF Decompiler and Quicker, then add them to your tool bag. You'll wonder what you ever did without them.
    Reviewed By: Loren Elks
    Publisher:
    Adobe
    OS:
    Windows XP