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.
Adobe Flash Player Adobe Flash Professional CC GOM Player Adobe Dreamweaver 2020
MP4 (MPEG-4 Part 14) is a video container format based on QuickTime MOV. But unlike MOV, it adds support for other MPEG features. MP4 supports video (MPEG-4 Part 2 and MPEG-4 Part 10/H.264), audio (MP3, AAC, SLS, TTSI, and ALAC), and subtitles (MPEG-4 timed text). It’s this codec combination that gives MP4 its flexibility.
Windows Media Player VLC Media Player, Apple QuickTime Player 5KPLayer