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.
SWF is a flash animation file format created as a flash development application. In particular, for Adobe Flash. Users of the global network had to watch advertising animations when the picture “comes to life” and changes, you just have to point the arrow of the manipulator on it. This format has gained great popularity in the global network, because it uses videos and banners, as well as special flash-games. Such files usually contain text or animation, in which there are inserts of vector, bitmap images, audio tracks, as well as scripts in the Action Script language. This extension belongs to the category of video files. This format was created in 1995 by the Future Wave Software group of Americans. At that time, Future Splash Animator had the SPL extension. A year has passed. Macromedia bought the extension rights and gave the application a new name - Macromedia Flash. And then, in 2005, this company was acquired by Adobe. It was then that the beginning of the modern history of this expansion was laid. In order to open files with the extension SWF (Small Web Format), you need a special application Adobe Flash Player or a web browser that works with Flash technology. In the browser, Goggle Chrome is a built-in flash player, and therefore there is no need to install anything additionally. Anyone who uses a browser, say Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and others, must install the Adobe Flash module. Creating a SWF file will require Adobe Flash (Professional or Builder).