Duration of SWF files displayed in frames, but FLV files are measured in seconds


Due to some differences between SWF (Small Web Format) and FLV (Flash Video) formats Elmedia Player displays the duration of currently played Flash files differently depending on the file type.

Since FLV files are actually video files, the most accurate and informative way to display information about the movie length is to use time units.

SWF currently functions as the dominant format for displaying “animated” vector graphics on the Web and different possible forms of interaction with the end-user. Thus, because of its sequential manner (which is not always time-related) duration of SWF files is measured by the number of frames they contain.

This is why Elmedia Player shows the duration of SWF files in frames and the duration of FLV files is displayed in seconds.