H.264 is a video compression standard used for HD videos. In fact, it’s the most widely-used video codec today. As such, this codec can be incorporated into several container formats like MP4, 3GP, MOV, FLV, and others. Most of the time, it’s encoded with the Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) codec.
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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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