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About 30 Open Source Flash Projects

Posted by Charles | May 8, 2007 .

While Microsoft attacking back on RIA front to compete with Flash/Flex/Apollo with Silverlight, are they thinking about opensource route too? Flash is doing very well in that area. Here is a Open Source Flash site has all these great free and open Flash tools. It is this kind of healthy ecosystem that helps Adobe Flash defending well. But still, I think someone need buy Adobe eventually. Google or Yahoo (not if they do join Microsoft though)?

Here are all they have so far:

  • AFLAX – JavaScript development library for Flash. No ActionScript or compiler required.

  • MTASCActionScript Compiler

  • swfmillXML to SWF, SWF to XML command line compiler

  • Kagswf – a tool made of Mtasc and Swfmill that simplifies the process of compiling SWF movies (home page)

  • FFMPEG – Video transcode engine which also supports FLV

  • FLVTool2 – FLV Metadata Updater

  • flasm – Assembler/Disassembler for ActionScript Bytecode

  • C Preprocessor for ActionScript – A GNU Make and Microsoft NMake script and tools to seamlessly hack the C processor into Flex SDK mxmlc builds. Works well in various IDEs, including jEdit and Developer Studio.

  • Ming – Ming is a C library for generating SWF (”Flash”) format movies, plus a set of wrappers for using the library from C++ and popular scripting languages like PHP, Perl, Python, and Ruby.

  • Flagstone Transform – Java/C++ library that enables you to create SWF files (full SWF 7 Spec.)

  • JavaSWF2 – JavaSWF2 is a set of Java packages that enable the parsing, manipulation and generation of the Macromedia Flash(TM) file format known as SWF (”swiff”).

  • JSwiff – pure Java framework for Macromedia Flash file creation and manipulation.

  • JGenerator – The JGenerator is the web server production application that can dynamically combine text, graphics, and sound to build rich Flash content, and is a free alternative to Macromedia Generator.

  • SWF Tools – SWF Tools is a collection of SWF manipulation and creation utilities written by Rainer Böhme and Matthias Kramm. It is released under the GPL.

  • FlashCommand – a command line compiler for Flash IDE. Developed by Mike Chambers of Macromedia.

  • s2x – Python script for converting .sol to XML and back.

  • swcextract – Extract, consolidate, rename and organize intrinsic ActionScript class files and (optionally) component SWFs from SWC files.

  • itFace – Console AS3 compiler using FlexBuilder alpha.

  • Rebol/Flash Dialect (RSWF) – Rebol script for making and exploring SWF files

  • Torta – Torta generates a flash file that shows you how your disk space is being used. Torta is written in Common Lisp.

  • EnLarge – ActionScript preprocessing tool that enables the development of a single code base that targets Flash Player (7, 8 and 9), Flash Lite 2 and GNU Gnash.

  • flv2mpeg4 – FLV to AVI/MP4/MOV command line transcoder

  • FleVI – Flex 2.0.1 SDK Visual tool for easy development of Flex / AS 3.0 projects for Flashplayer 9.Supports auto project creation,Application + Component compiler & ASDoc.

  • FAR – FlashArchive, a command line tool for creating ZLIB compressed archives that can be streamed in progressively from the Flash player at run-time, using the provided ActionScript 3 API.

  • haXe, a new language that targets Flash Player 6 to 9, but also Javascript/AJAX and Server-side development

  • ScreenweaverHX, enables you to access OS/Desktop functionalities from Flash and build Rich Desktop Applications.

  • , support classes for rtl languages Arabic, Persian and Hebrew .

  • AS3Converter – An ant task and some scripts to aid porting ActionScript2 projects to ActionScript3.

  • ASFoundry – An ActionScript 3 / Java framework designed for Flex 2 applications development

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5 Comments so far
  1. JavaDeveloper  December 19, 2008 9:52 am

    Hello friends,

    Is there any way we can extract FLV file metadata in Java using any third party libs?

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  4. Alex  January 4, 2010 10:13 pm

    One more Open Source project
    Flash Multiple Files Uploader
    simple but adjustable and has examples of PHP integration

  5. Amanda Kracht  June 15, 2010 1:40 pm

    Need to show directions on more progects i’m lost with your web site. It is not spasific enough. Don’t really like this site.


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