flv The .flv filename extension and the FLV file format are associated with Adobe System's flash player. It is a container format primarily used for content delivery over the internet and other computer networks. It is an open file format and supports delivery of audio and video streams through players that are compatible with the specification. Flash video, or FLV, has been popularized on the internet by video streaming websites that encode their video in this format. Most web browsers have support for the format through web browser plugins with the exception of Google chrome which has native support for the format.
mp4 The MP4 file format and the .mp4 filename extension refer to the MPEG-4 part 14 digital multimedia format developed by the Moving Picture Experts Group. It is used as a multimedia container to wrap encoded digital video and audio streams, including subtitles and still images if required. In recent decades, the format has been popularized as one of the main standards for streaming media over the internet and other computer networks and for the digital distribution of large multimedia files. MP4 supports a large number of compression audio codecs allowing files in this format to maintain a relatively small size without discounting playback quality.