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Information about MOV
File extension
mov
File category
Video
Stands for
MPEG-4 Part-12
Developer
Apple
Overview
An MOV file format is a multimedia container which is used to store videos, text, images, subtitles and audios. Although, it was developed by Apple, yet, it can be used by both platforms i.e. Mac/Macintosh and Windows. Softwares that are meant for video editing especially use this format. To compress files, it uses MPEG-4 Codec. It should be noted that there is great similarity between MOV and MP4 files and they both support Apple’s QuickTime Player. But MP4 is based on international standards that is the main reason it is supported broadly. Additionally, it has the potential to abstract data references for the multimedia data. Also, it separates the media data from its offsets.
Technical description
MOV is extremely suitable for editing as there is no need to re-write data because it has the ability to import and edit in place. There are different media tracks in which data can code using distinct codecs. The data structure in tracks follow the hierarchy and they consist of atoms. An atom can either represent itself as a parent to other atoms or can have media or can edit the data. The older version of QuickTime supported only viewing of these files but the latest versions like QuickTime Pro both support editing and exporting that can be easily done by the user. ‘Passthrough’ option in this software allows clean exporting of audio and video streams to MP4. This form is an extended form of MPEG-4 PART-12.
Links
wikipedia.org
Information about 3GP
File extension
3gp
File category
Video
Stands for
Also termed as 3GPP file format
Developer
3rd Generation Partnership Project(3GPP)
Overview
3GP file format is compatible with all the 3G cell phones but it can also be used in some 2G and 4G phones with certain limitations. It is a multimedia container which enables various multiple streams to be embedded into a solo file. It is used both for video and audio files. This format gives an opportunity to the user to edit, modify and transfer files on mobile devices. This aforesaid facility is available online as well. Multimedia messaging service(MMS) and Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services(MBMS) use this extension for all media files that needed to be sent using cellular or wireless connection. Furthermore, it takes less storage space thus prevents files to consume more disk capacity.
Technical description
This extension is based on ISO Base Media file format, MPEG-4 Part 12. It is specially designed for GSM(Global System for Mobile Communications) based phones and tablets. It should be noted that there are few cellular phones that use .mp4 extension to store 3GP video files. Besides this, the smaller bandwidth requirements lead to an easy transmission of files over the Internet. In this type, video streams are stored as MPEG-4 Part-2, H.263 or MPEG-4 Part-10 (AVC/H.263). And AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AMR-WB+, AAC-LC, HE-AAC V1 or HE-AAC V2(This is enhanced AAC PLUS) are used for audio streams. There are various programs linked to this format like QuickTime player, VLC Media Player and Windows Media Player; etc. Apart from this, the Nintendo 3DS also use its technology to play YouTube videos. These files can also be coded and deflated with open-source software.
Links
wikipedia.org
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