There are two different video file formats known as Flash Video: FLV and F4V. The audio and video data within FLV files are encoded in the same manner as they are within SWF files. The F4V file format is based on the ISO base media file formatand is starting with Flash Player 9 update 3.
Is a video format similar to MP4. The difference between the formats is their developers and protection. Apple company, has developed a format that has provided DRM-lock for M4V. Video files in this format are downloaded from iTunes.