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MPEG-4 Video File
MP4 is one of the popular digital multimedia formats. The original name is MPEG-4 Part 14. It is one of the most versatile digital multimedia formats because it can play both video and audio files.
Besides, you can use MP4 file formats for many other purposes, such as streaming over the Internet and storing still images.
The characteristics of MP4 files include but are not limited to:
- MP4 file formats are mostly preferred by users because of the versatile use that includes playing audio and video files.
- You can use MP4 to stream or watch live events over the Internet.
- MP4 file stores multiple data types, such as audio, video, scene descriptors, and object descriptors.
How to create and how to open an MP4 file
You can create an MP4 file by recording video with your device or by using certain software.
You can also use various converters to convert videos to MP4 file formats.
How to Open an MP4 File
Almost all the video players open an MP4 file because MP4 is a standardized digital file format.
You can open an MP4 file in several ways, such as using either the Windows Media PlayerorVLC Media Player.
Some of the others that can open the MP4 file are QuickTime (for macOS), MPlayer, VLC Media Player, and X Codec Pack.
Which other formats MP4 can be converted into and why
MP4 is widely used as a video file format because of the efficient video compression scheme that prevents data loss when converting.
Besides, you can use a lot of tools to seamlessly convert your MP4 file to another file format. Some of the popular video formats are:
- 1. m4w
- 2. mkw
- 3. mov
- 4. avi
- 5. flv
MP4 is supported by almost any device that is able to play video. However sometimes a user might need to convert it to another format. MKV is well known for being able to store a huge amount of information like dozens of audio streams and subtitles. WMV format provides better compression than MP4 does.
Audio Interchange File Format
AIFF is intended for viewing and processing of audio data, as well as for its storage in digital devices. Apple designers developed it on the base of IFF in late 1980s. Thanks to lossless coding, it is very similar to WAV. In Windows OS, it is mostly used with .aiff extension.
AIFF files have gained significant attention from Mac PC users. They are popular as well among professional musicians who are most particular about sound quality. The fact that the format is widely supported by various multimedia software, and universal players, may also be considered a notable benefit. To open AIFF files in Windows OS, installing Apple iTunes, Windows Media Player, Roxio Creator, and some other programs are required.
When being coded, the stream is divided into sound segments. A minute of standard stereo sound corresponds with 10 Mb of memory approximately. Standard non-compressed files use .aif or .aiff. In such files, audio data are represented in the form of pulse code modulation. If some data are lost through codecs, .aifc is used.
A standard 16 bit AIFF file has two channels for stereo sound and a 44 100 Hz sampling frequency. Being non-compressed, it differs in size significantly from MP3 and other similar formats. Sometimes it may contain samples and cycle information.