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Re: [Swftools-common] pdf2swf crashes on certain pages

From: Chris Pugh
Subject: Re: [Swftools-common] pdf2swf crashes on certain pages
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2010 16:34:45 +0100

..using -v, -vv, or -vvv, should tell you the page at which the pdf2swf
program bails out and/or freezes.  The you'll know the page to start
with, or just before.

It can often happen that he offending page *will* convert, when taken
in it's own. Like I said though, no guarantees!


On 29 April 2010 12:21, Mark Lee <address@hidden> wrote:
> Saravanan, has the tool worked correctly for you with PDFs of similar size?
> If the problem is in the PDF there's hardly anything one could suggest but
> what Chris recommended that you do pages in batches or one at a time until
> you get to the offending page.
> ________________________________
> From: Saravanan Ganesan <address@hidden>
> To: filip sound <address@hidden>; address@hidden
> Cc: address@hidden
> Sent: Thu, April 29, 2010 1:53:14 AM
> Subject: Re: [Swftools-common] pdf2swf crashes on certain pages
> Thank you Mark and Filip for the suggestions.
> I would not be able to post the pdf as it is a copyrighted content. Also, I
> am running the pdf2swf tool manually in windows to convert each pdf. The
> tool just crashes in at the particular page and I have to end task to close
> the command window. So, no swf really gets generated.
> On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 5:03 PM, filip sound <address@hidden> wrote:
>> well, if you use it as a part of a programm you can simply check if the
>> target swf exists after calling the pdf2swf tool.
>> i'm using this as a fallback/workaround for the worst case.
>> On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 1:01 PM, Mark Lee <address@hidden>
>> wrote:
>>> Maybe you should post your PDF and have someone give it a try and then
>>> they may have the same issue.
>>> ________________________________
>>> From: Saravanan Ganesan <address@hidden>
>>> To: address@hidden
>>> Sent: Wed, April 28, 2010 2:01:25 AM
>>> Subject: [Swftools-common] pdf2swf crashes on certain pages
>>> Hello,
>>> I recently started to use pdf2swf for a custom viewer and it worked
>>> brilliantly with most pdfs I have converted.
>>> Currently I have couple of pdfs that I am unable to convert because the
>>> tool simply crashes while processing a certain page in each of these pdfs
>>> without any error message. I tried on Windows XP and Vista and the Command
>>> window simply crashes on both OS after the tool gets struck on those pages.
>>> I also tried with -O1 but it did not help.
>>> This occurs on a English text pdf and also with another one that has
>>> Japanese characters.
>>> Has anyone had the same issue and found a solution? Any help is greatly
>>> appreciated.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Saravanan

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