Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Do More With 7-Zip

7-Zip is one the best freeware and open source compression utilities so far. I use it a lot when I don't want to install a software and poop into my registry. Plus it works with any EXE and DLL file so you can look inside the program resources. Also I randomly figured that new 9.15 Beta and older 9.x series works nice with extracting SWF and FlashVideo files.

 The comments always helps to see what's inside. After extracting a audio file it was a acc file inside,but no player worked with it. Somehow headers was messed up. But the worked just fine. The easiest way to extract audio from Youtube movies is download FormatFactory . It's freeware and the best converter I found. Works just fine when you need to rip a DVD into single iPod video file.

Extracting textures and music resources from Flash games:

Simple download a SWF file and open with 7-zip.

 All you will see is the one single file that we need to extract again. Open the Flash file with tilde in 7-zip and you should see something like this:

That's all. By the comments you can easy figure out where is JPEG image and MP3/WAV sounds. :)
If you want more tools for editing and creating Flash files take a look at these resources:

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