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> flv or mp4 - which is better?

post Jun 20 2011, 11:09 PM, updated 7y ago

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I notice in youtube, the vids can be downloaded in .flv or .mp4 format. Which is better quality?

FLV - 854 x 480
MP4 - 480 x 360

So, which one should I go for?
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post Jun 21 2011, 04:45 PM

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QUOTE(low7 @ Jun 20 2011, 11:09 PM)
I notice in youtube, the vids can be downloaded in .flv or .mp4 format. Which is better quality?

FLV  - 854 x 480
MP4 - 480 x 360

So, which one should I go for?
for that file, then the flv version is better (for the dimension, dont know about the file size though)

but usually i opt for the mp4 version as i can play it in any media player~ thumbup.gif
post Jun 21 2011, 04:48 PM

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flv higher pi resolution based from that

post Jun 25 2011, 07:49 PM

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it obvious from the resolution that flv(in your case) is better
post Jun 28 2011, 09:30 AM

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I'd go with the MP4, mainly because you can use it on MP3 players and play it in most programs.
post Jul 2 2011, 11:58 PM

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how about the sound quality? .flv better or .mp4?
post Jul 7 2011, 09:25 PM

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I would prefer mp4, better compatibility.
In your case the FLV file may have higher resolution which might means better quality.
For audio checking, download the file, go to properties and check the audio bitrates.

post Jul 19 2011, 07:36 PM

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FLV and MP4 both are multimedia container format.

Comparison can be found @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_container_formats

Since both container, you can "decontain" it (actually demux is the right term).


FLV - use FLV Extract from http://www.moitah.net/

Audio quality ? Depend on which audio they contain. FLV mostly contain AAC.

Sometime I do demux FLV and mux back to MP4, for playbility (as per Bremaine post before).
post Aug 11 2011, 11:54 PM

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flv requires special players while MP4 can be played in most media players, in your case, it's obvious that the FLV is better in terms of resolution, but not in terms of video file size and audio quality
post Aug 15 2011, 04:09 PM

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FLV one with a bigger file size though
post Aug 15 2011, 06:03 PM

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Goes with 480P/720P/1080P MP4 if possible.
post Aug 16 2011, 09:44 PM

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normally mp4 would be high quality. but then again u need to also look at the resolution, like 1280x720 is 720p.. the higher the resolutions, the more better quality it is
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post Sep 5 2011, 02:02 PM

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there is a nice tool for converting flash to video http://www.macvide.com/Macvide_FlashVideo_Converter/, i always use it

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post Sep 12 2011, 02:41 PM

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i just use the firefox add on for those dloading from utube task smile.gif
post Nov 2 2011, 08:17 PM

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QUOTE(rikimtasu @ Aug 15 2011, 06:03 PM)
Goes with 480P/720P/1080P MP4 if possible.
yup,, if downloading from youtube use these if possible.....

in your case flv is better.
post Nov 22 2011, 03:53 PM

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flv for your case
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the answer is obvious, flv..but mp4 size is smaller than flv..
post Dec 5 2011, 05:46 PM

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is there's any FLV - MP4 converter?

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