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Re: RFH: How to compile swf files from source

On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 5:49 PM, Charlie Smotherman <cjsmo@cableone.net> wrote:

> In my package ampache it ships xspf_jukebox.fla and xspf_jukebox.swf and
> I recently received bug #591202 which states:
> Are there debian tools available to do this?  If so what are they?

The FLA format is binary and completely undocumented by Adobe so
nothing except the Flash authoring tools read it.

Yesterday (looking for a way to liberate the source code for the movie
"Sita Sings the Blues") I found someone started reverse engineering
the fla file format, but no there are no free tools to read it AFAICT:


I also noted that more recent Flash authoring tools use an XML-based
format that would presumably be slightly less opaque.

Please get your upstream to split the fla file into its component
parts and use mtasc/swfmill/swftools/haxe to create the swf file
instead of the Flash authoring tools.



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