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How to Play Flash SWF Files on iPod Touch?

“I have a swf, not video, a game, that I want to show people tomorrow. My ipod touch is jailbroken, is it possible to have a swf playing on it? And if it is, how can I get it, or is there a video showing my how to do it? Thanks!”—from Yahoo Answers

It is well known that Apple products are unable to play Flash SWF files due to lack of support from Adobe Flash. So, to play SWF files on iPod Touch, You got to figure out another way. Jailbreak has been one of the effective way. Generally, after jailbreak, you can restart and enjoy Flash SWF on your iPod Touch. Here is the procedure to Jailbreak:
install OpenSSH -> download, install and set up Cyberduck for Mac or WinSCP for Windows -> download Frash-0.02.deb file -> navigate to /var/root/Media directory and create a folder named “Cydia” -> create another folder named AutoInstall inside Cydia -> copy the Frash-0.02.deb file to folder AutoInstall -> restart and enjoy Flash on your iPod Touch.

How to Play Flash SWF Files on iPod Touch

Besides Jailbreak, there are still other ways to play Flash SWF without help of Adobe Flash player. One of the ways is to do SWF conversion. This way requires professional SWF converting software. We recommend you the iOrgSoft Mac SWF to iPod Converter which supports a large range of popular output formats like MP4, MOV, AVI, FLV etc. You might as well convert SWF to MP4 Mac since the iPod Touch supports MP4 well. Apart from video formats, the software also supports converting SWF to audio, such as SWF to MP3 /AC3/AIFF, etc. IPod Touch is such a great device to listen to music that you might need to convert SWF to audio.

If you don’t want to pay for the converting software, you can try to play a little trick to make it. You can first go to visit on your iPod Touch browser and then save it to bookmark. Next, go to edit the address of the bookmark, deleting everything before the word javascript, and save it. You are able to open any of the supported websites to watch Flash SWF videos then.

Last but not least, you can also turn to Apple app. Skyfire is browser tool able to convert Flash content to HTML 5 and then enable you to stream Flash videos from the Web. Puffin Web Browser is also an alternative for you. It play Flash remotely on the company’s servers and stream it to your iOS device.

Ok, without Adobe Flash, we still have methods to enjoy Flash videos. Solutions are more than problems. Just use our wits.

  • Oct 29, 2013
  • EditorOne
  • Mobile