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WMZ file format

DescriptionThe WMZ file format is a compressed version of the Windows Metafile (WMF), which is a vector graphics format developed by Microsoft for Windows. WMZ is most often used to store skins (themes) for Windows Media Player. WMZ files are based on the WMF format, but are compressed using the Gzip algorithm to reduce file size and make transmission over a network or storage on disk more efficient. Inside a compressed WMZ file is usually a standard WMF file, which can include vector images, bitmap images, and text information. WMF files can also contain commands for displaying graphics on a screen or printer. In addition to static images, WMZ can contain interactive elements such as buttons and sliders, which are used to create custom skinned interfaces in Windows Media Player. WMZ files are primarily used to change the appearance of multimedia players, but they can also be used to exchange complex graphics documents that provide high image quality with low data volume. Due to its specificity and potential security risks, the WMZ format is not as widely used as other graphic formats and is typically used in very specialized applications.
Technical detailsThe WMZ file format is a compressed metaformat file used in Microsoft applications, particularly Windows Media Player for skins. Technical details: - File extension: .wmz - File Type: Compressed Windows Metafile (WMF) - Compression method: Gzip, which makes WMZ files smaller in size than their uncompressed WMF counterparts. - Content: May include vector images, bitmap images, and commands to control graphics output. - Usage: Used to create skins in software such as Windows Media Player. - Opening Software: Can be opened with programs that support the WMF format after being extracted from its compressed state. - Security: You should be wary of WMZ files coming from unknown sources, as they may contain malicious code. - Interactivity: Files may contain user interface elements and scripts to provide skins with interactivity. WMZ files are not as widely used in modern applications, but remain an important part of certain systems where vector graphics user interfaces are required.