Software Update: Vnc2swf 0.8.1

VNC can be used to control computers remotely. Mouse movements, keystrokes and the screen layout are sent back and forth via a network. The Vnc2swf program is able to extract the screen layout from the VNC traffic and save it as a Shockwave Flash file. The program is written in the Python development language and therefore also needs an installation of this in order to work properly. Anyone who is curious how a recording can then look should click on this page should take a look. The developer released version 0.8.1 with the following announcement:

Version 0.8.1:

    pyvnc2swf-0.8.1 is out. This is a mostly bug fix release. I fixed a couple of bugs pointed by Luis and Andy. And Vincent’s mpeg encoding patch is now working perfectly! (Actually, I had a mistake when I incorporated his patch into the source – sorry)

    I changed the option for encoding type so it takes “-t mpeg” to generate a mpeg movie instead of “-M”.


Version 0.8.0:

    pyvnc2swf-0.8.0 is out. It includes Luis’ pseudo encoding patch, and various VNC protocol errors are fixed. Now it should run on any vnc servers and display a mouse cursor correctly on OSX (with masking).

    Although I added Vincent’s MPEG patch, I couldn’t make it work on my environment, so I didn’t mention this as a feature enhancement for this version. But hopefully I will in the next version.


Version number 0.8.1
Operating systems Windows 9x, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Linux, BSD, Windows XP, macOS, Solaris, Windows Server 2003
Website Vnc2swf
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License type GPL