An swa file extension is related to the Adobe Shockwave music file format. Shockwave is used to develop multimedia content and video games.

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SWA file extension - Adobe Shockwave music data

What is swa file? How to open swa files?

File type specification:

Audio and sound file type icon Audio and sound file type

The swa file extension is associated with Adobe Shockwave (formerly Macromedia Shockwave), which  was Macromedia's first and most successful multimedia player prior to the introduction of Macromedia Flash (now Adobe Flash).

In an attempt to raise its brand profile all Macromedia players prefixed Shockwave to their names in the late 1990s. Although this campaign was very successful and helped establish Shockwave Flash as a dominant multimedia plugin, Shockwave and Flash became more difficult to maintain as two separate products. In 2005, Macromedia marketed three distinct browser player plugins under the brand names Macromedia Authorware, Macromedia Shockwave and Macromedia Flash.

A swa file contains audio data playable with Shockwave.

MIME types:
application/x-director

The default software associated to swa file type:

Adobe Shockwave Player icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logo Adobe Shockwave Player  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Adobe Systems Incorporated

Shockwave Player is a browser plug-in that allows you to experience 3D games and entertainment, interactive product demonstrations, and online learning applications.

Adobe Director icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logo Adobe Director  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Director is authoring software used to create interactive games, demos, prototypes, simulations, and eLearning courses for the web. Available as standalone app.

Adobe Director for Mac icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logo Adobe Director for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
  Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Director for Mac is application authoring platform that allows users to create interactive games, demos, prototypes, simulations, and eLearning courses for the web.

Adobe Creative Cloud icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logo Adobe Creative Cloud  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
  Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Creative Cloud is latest member of Creative family. With this version Adobe moved from one-time fee to subscription based model, while no longer plans to offer one time purchase options like the users were used. There is either annual or monthly fee for using the whole bundle or just one program.

Help how to open SWA files:

Use Adobe Director to open *.swa files.

How to convert file with extension SWA:

Use Adobe Director to export *.swa files to other formats.

File identification strings:

HEX code: 00 00 01 40 00 00 00 03 00 00
ASCII code: ...@

List of software applications associated to the .swa file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open swa file, edit swa file, convert swa file, view swa file, play swa file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Hint:
Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the swa files.

  • Open swa file
  • Save swa file
  • Edit swa file
  • Play swa file
  • Create swa file
  • Others swa file

Software that open swa file - Adobe Shockwave music data

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Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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