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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FLV (Flash Video) is a video container format developed by Adobe Systems and comes with a .flv filename format. FLV is primarily used to stream audio, video, and text data such as subtitles on sites like YouTube, Metacafe, and more. It supports MPEG-4 Part 10 (H.264) video codec and AAC sound.
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