MP4 is an abbreviation for MPEG-4 Part 14. It can also be called MPEG-4 AVC. In this case, the abbreviation AVC (Advanced Video Coding) is an advanced video encoding. By the name of the format, it is easy to guess that it is necessary for working with video files. The format was first proposed in 1998. Since then, MP4 is considered one of the most common file formats used to store and transmit multimedia. MP4 is a container format that provides the ability to combine audio, video, subtitles and pictures in one file. It is also suitable for posting rich content. Say three-dimensional graphics, menus and interactive features. There are many portable players and other devices that play MP4. For this, a PC or laptop is also quite suitable. The MP4 format is a robust application that needs relatively low performance. And therefore, users could use such a tool for their own purposes. This tool has found wide application, as the technology for the production of more and more powerful devices, both portable and desktop with a large hard drive capacity, is constantly evolving. Due to the fact that the speeds of various types of connections to the global network are increasing, MP4 has become more affordable. It acts like the MP3 format, although it is more complex. The format compresses files and remains high-quality.
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).