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I am using ubuntu 12.04 and wine version 1.5. Whenever I am trying to install boxoft pdf to flash converter it gives an error of -

access violation at address 00409A0E. Write of Address 00400000.

What to do to install this. Is it that some dll is missing or something. Kindly help.

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I am using Wine 1.5.19 (the development version) and it does install successfully when I used XP as the Windows version.

However, you may be interested to know that there is a native program that will probably do what you want. It is the pdf2swf module in the swf tools suite of programs. It does need to be compiled, but it is relatively straightforward to do so. For those on 12.10 and above, it is in the repositories once more, but the package unfortunately does not include pdf2swf or avi2swf, as shown here.


Compilation should be pretty straightforward, as noted here, but here is how I did it.

You can use the git repository with git clone git://, but it is probably better to use the stable source code, so download the package, and open terminal and cd to the download folder and extract it with

tar xzvf swftools-0.9.2.tar.gz

You need to download some tools and dependencies, so please enter the following:

sudo apt-get install build-essential checkinstall libgif-dev libjpeg8-dev libfreetype6-dev

Now, with terminal cd to the unpacked swftools-0.9.2 folder and simply run

./configure && make

and then

sudo checkinstall

The programs in the suite will now be available for you; enter pdf2swf for a list of options, and to convert a pdf to swf with no particular options, run

pdf2swf my.pdf -o new_version.swf

You may have some particular requirements, so I should take a look at the various command switches.

You can then open the swf file in the viewer that you use, or even use your web browser to check that it is a valid file (if you have flash installed).

More information on the suite of tools is available at the official site, which details options for all of the programs.

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i am stuck at the make part it is giving make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop. – Arin Chakraborty Dec 29 '12 at 18:58
ok i figured it out ./configure :D. Many Many Many Many Thanks to you friend. – Arin Chakraborty Dec 29 '12 at 19:07
@ArinChakraborty Sorry, I forgot to add the ./configure part- I'll edit my answer! – user76204 Dec 29 '12 at 19:10
Another question - I noticed that the file generated with pdf2swf is smaller by 50kb. Why so ? Is it more efficient then the one i used. I am telling so because i experienced lot more usability with opensource. Or something wrong ? Thanks again ! – Arin Chakraborty Dec 29 '12 at 19:15
@ArinChakraborty I'm not sure why it should be smaller- probably just the different way the files are processed- all the files I generated came out fine, so it shouldn't be a problem with the program. You can enter pdf2swf for a list of options- the default setting for the quality of jpeg images is 85 and this can be increased to 100; this could account for differences if the other application is using a higher quality setting. – user76204 Dec 29 '12 at 19:58

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