JPEXS Free Flash Decompiler
Open Source Flash SWF decompiler and editor. Extract resources, convert SWF to FLA, edit ActionScript, replace images, sounds, texts and fonts. Various output formats available. Works with Java on Windows, Linux and macOS.
Application description and features
For information about using the software, list of features, etc., visit FFDec Wiki.
In the past (before 2018), we were using free-decompiler.com domain as homepage and GitHub for the source code, We've now moved all information (except the issue tracker) to GitHub.
How to install
How to get the source
You can make a local copy of the sources with the following command:
git clone https://github.com/jindrapetrik/jpexs-decompiler.git
This assumes you have git installed on your system.
Git source control manager supports multiple code branches. We use two main branches.
master- for released "stable" versions
dev- for newest changes from developers - "nightly" version is released from this branch
You can switch to
dev branch with following git command:
git checkout dev
It is recommended to have GIT commandline executables installed. Building script uses GIT to include revision number in to the binary. (For Windows, you must enable Git in windows command line during installation.)
Source code contains Netbeans Project so you can open it in Netbeans IDE. Then you can use standard actions like Run, Build, Debug, Clean and Build in the IDE. Other specific tasks can be executed via menu on build.xml (see Ant part)
If you do not have Netbeans, you can build source code also with Apache Ant. After installing Ant it is good to put it into your PATH variable. Open up commandline and navigate to sources directory. To run application, execute task "run" by entering this command:
To only build, execute build task:
For creating EXE, Installer and ZIP version, there exist Ant tasks "exe","installer","release". These tasks require additional software installed:
- launch4j (3.5 or newer) - creates windows executable
- NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) (3.0b3 or newer) - creates installer
You must configure installation path of these tools in tools.properties file, which could look like this for windows:
nsis.path = c:\\program files (x86)\\NSIS launch4j.path = c:\\program files (x86)\\launch4j
There are few libraries which need to be built too. These libraries are placed in "libsrc" directory.
- FFDec_lib - core of decompilation, SWF parsing, exporting This library is built automatically with main project, but can be build also separately with its own Ant script.
- jpproxy - proxy part of FFDec (Netbeans/Ant project)
- jsyntaxpane - code editor (Netbeans/Apache Maven project)
- LZMA - used for SWF compression (Netbeans/Ant project)
- nellymoser - used for Nelly Moser sounds decoding (Netbeans/Ant project)
- Swf2Exe - Stub for "Save to EXE" feature (Delphi 7 Project)
- ttf - used for TTF font export (Netbeans/Ant project)
- gnujpdf - used for PDF export (Netbeans/Ant project)
All notable changes are listed in the file CHANGELOG.md
When a commit is pushed/merged into
dev branch, a new prerelease version is created automatically by Github actions CI.
These prerelease versions are called nightly builds. On releasing a new nightly build, the previous nightly build is removed.
A new stable version is created automatically by the Github Actions CI when marking a revision in
master branch with a tag in format
Please read CONTRIBUTING.md for details on our code of conduct, and the process for submitting pull requests to us.
Versions are in format
x.y.z, for example
For the versions available, see the tags on this repository.
Nightly builds have additional suffix
N is number which increments with every (automatic) nightly release
and does not depend on the
x.y.z numbers. (This means nightly number is NOT reseted to 0 when releasing stable)
Older nightly builds are NOT available through git tags.
The decompiler was originally written by Jindra Petřík also known as JPEXS. The application was made in Czech Republic.
- JPEXS - leader, development of the decompiler, website main admin, github account admin, organization
- honfika - development of the decompiler
- Paolo Cancedda - former developer
- ...other pushers on GitHub or Google Code
- Jaume Badiella Aguilera - catalan translation
- Capasha - swedish translation
- 王晨旭 (Chenxu Wang) - chinese translation
- focus - russian translation
- honfika - hungarian translation
- kalip - italian translation
- Krock - german translation
- Laurent LOUVET - french translation
- MaGiC - portuguese translation
- martinkoza - polish translation
- Osman ÖZ - turkish translation
- pepka - ukrainian and dutch translation
- poxyran - spanish translation
- realmaster42 - portuguese-brasil translation
- Rtsjx - chinese translation
- koiru - japanese translation
If you want to report a problem or request new feature, use our issue tracker at https://www.free-decompiler.com/flash/issues
Emergency contact to JPEXS developer is
But we prefer Issue tracker contact.
Licenses + Acknowledgments
FFDec Application is licensed under the GNU GPL v3 (GPL-3.0-or-later) licence, see the license.txt. It uses modified code of these libraries:
And links also these libraries:
- Java Native Access - JNA (Registry association, Process memory reading) - LGPL
- Insubstantial (Substance Look and Feel, Flamingo Ribbon component) - Revised BSD
- javactivex (Flash Player ActiveX embedding) - LGPLv3
- flashdebugger library (Debugging ActionScript) - LGPLv3
- FFDec Library (LGPLv3) - see below
See library README for more info about FFDec library.