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Windows Media Audio File
A format of audio stream coding deployed by Microsoft in 1999, it has been serving as a foundation for Windows Media. Its purpose is to store and distribute audio content. Firstly, it was considered a real alternative for MP3, but then, when ACC appeared, WMA partially lost its significance. It differs fundamentally from MP3 by one realization and can be installed on an equal basis with other system codecs of Windows 9x.
A good compression quality characterizes WMA, and therefore it has been adapted later for many audio players, mobile devices, and Playstations. However, due to excessive closure, files in this format cannot be played back on other platforms with satisfactory quality. The new version allows for multi-channel coding of large audio files and coding of voice data. In addition to that, the delay in coding has been significantly diminished thanks to the technology of reduced time dilation.
The name of WMA is being used simultaneously for the file format and the codec. There are some types of the format:
- WMA, a close analog for MP3;
- WMA Pro, high-quality sound files with a wide range of channels;
- WMA Lossless, for lossless compression;
- WMA Voice, for compression of voice content into low bitrate files.
According to Microsoft programmers, an audio file of 64 Kbit/s bitrate has a similar sound clarity as the tracks from the original CD. However, some of advanced users do not share such views. Most often, WMA files are generated in Advanced Systems Format which contains both audio and video content. One of the failures is the impossibility to support bitrate of more than 160Kbit/s.
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.