What Is the Difference Between FLV and F4V

by Brian Fisher • Nov 09,2016 • Proven solutions

Difference between FLV and F4V

F4V and FLV are two file formats that are specified to store, deliver and stream media contents (both video and audio) for playback from the Internet. However, the two differ. The video and audio data in the FLV file is encoded in the similar manner as that of the SWF files while the F4v files are based on the ISO-based media format. However, Adobe Flash Player supports both. In addition, the two differ in structuring contents. FLV is an old standard version from Adobe for Flash video while F4V is almost a renaming from MP4.

Part 1. FLV vs F4V

FLV

VS

F4V

It is a short form for Flash Video. It comprises of encoding materials with codec similar to that of VP6 or Sorenson Spark. Description It is a recent type of FLV file. Its encoding is based on the ISO media like file format. It is supported by Flash Player 9.
The recent release supports H.264 video as well as AAC audio. Supported Formats The file format gives a better support to AAC and H.264 than FLV under the same situation.
FLV can be viewed on most of the OS through the widely available Adobe Flash Player and browsers. Platform F4V is not readily available on most of the Adobe Flash Player Plugins.

It supports Sorenson Spark, screen video, ADPCM, nellymoser, linear PCM and VP6 video compression.

Codec Formats It does not support Sorenson Spark, screen video and VP6 video compression.
It is a first video choice to add and download videos to the sites and therefore can help to convert any audio and video format to FLV video and generate an HTML web page as well. Functions It is not fully developed to add and download video to the sites and thus cannot help to convert any audio and video format to FLV video and cannot generate an HTML webpage.

Part 2. How to Convert F4V from/to FLV

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Converting F4V from/to FLV with iSkysoft Video Converter Ultimate

You can convert your F4V files from or to FLV files with our iSkysoft Video Converter Ultimate by three steps. Here is an instruction path that can help you in converting your video:

Step 1. Load Files

You can easily load the files that need conversion. Drag and drop your F4V/FLV file or import by clicking on "File" on the menu bar, and then click "Load Media file". In addition, you can click the "+" at the left bottom to add files.

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Step 2. Select Output Format

Select the output video category on the format tray at the bottom. Choose "Web Sharing", and then select FLV/F4V as your output format. After that, select where the converted files will be stored in your PC.

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Step 3. Convert

To start converting F4V from/to FLV, simply need to click "Convert" and the converting process begins.

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