DivX is a digital video format that was developed by DivX Networks Inc. The DivX file format has found application in order to store high-resolution video after these files are compressed to a certain percentage of their initial size. At the same time, there is no need to talk about quality loss. When certain codecs are used, the files have a resolution of up to 1080 pixels. Moreover, they are able to occupy disk space up to 1 GB. DIVX files are media containers. They use audio and video codecs in order to increase compression efficiency, as well as in order to play data enclosed in a file of this format. There are two types of codecs used. In order to play .divx files, you need a DivX decompressor. DivX decompressors are included in most kits and packages. Many major media players have their own DivX support. DivX video files are also played by many hardware players. The lion's share of multimedia players can recognize the DIVX file type and open correctly to play .divx files. Only occasionally do you have to change the extension to .avi.
FLV is a video file format developed by Adobe Systems. The name is an abbreviation of the full name Flash Video File. FLV format video files are Flash-compatible and usually contain various metadata (titles, audio, video, etc.). FLV-files are widely spread on the global network, in this format they make streaming video for YouTube, MySpace and other video hosting sites. Compared with similar formats, video files have a higher compression ratio. FLV files are easily converted to more common video formats.