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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 WMV
File extension
wmv
File category
Video
Stands for
Windows Media Video
Developer
Microsoft
Overview
It is a video format based on the Microsoft Advanced systems format(ASF) and it is a sequel of video codecs. There are three varied codecs for this format. Actual WMA compression technique was developed only for internet streaming applications and it gave tough competition to RealVideo. The other compression techniques include WMV screen and WMV image which are designed for specialized content. These files are compatible with both Mac and Personal computers ;etc. This format attracts companies those want to sell audios and videos online due to DRM technology. This is the most popular among its family members. Interlaced videos can also be played using this video extension. There is an advanced version named WMA 9 which automatically comes into play when video resolution exceeds 300,000 pixels and the bitrate 1000 kbit/sec.
Technical description
It is based on DRM(Direct Rights Management), thereby, it restricts users from making unauthorized copies that are often bought online from stores. HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc are formats for physical delivery which were adapted when WMV version was standardized by the SMPTE(Society of Motion picture and Television Engineers). It is now termed as VC-1. MPEG-4 AVC, AVS and MPEG-4 ASP are other competitors against this format. Furthermore, it can also provide support to the variable bit rate, average bit rate and constant bit rate. It enables makers to use non-square pixels as well. Lastly, it can process videos using frame interpolation in which intermediate animation frames are created between the existing frames.
Links
wikipedia.org
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