AU is an audio format standard in early web pages NEXT systems. It is also called u-law or Sparc-audio format. Typically, AU files can store audio data and annotation blocks. Initially, it was a headerless audio format, but newer versions have a header, thanks to the six unsigned 32.bit words.
SWF (Small Web Format/ShockWave Format) is a digital Adobe flash file format that stores vector-based animations, audios, and videos. Generally, it is used to stream media online, mostly browser-based games. Sadly, Adobe recently announced that they are ending Flash format support by the end of 2020 due to its shortcomings such as performance issues and lack of security.
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