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MP4 to WMA

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Information about MP4
File extension
mp4
File category
Video
Stands for
MPEG-4 Video stream
Developer
Moving Picture Experts Group
Overview
It stores multimedia data. It is commonly used by manufacturers (those produce mobile products) as well as by Apple for audio, video and still images. It offers higher flexibility and is compatible with both audio and video files. The Format provided by these files i.e MPEG-4 is commonly used online for streaming the videos. Any Movie, video or Audio file can be easily downloaded or streamed online with this extension which can be free or chargeable as well, such as downloading from iTunes. The payment can be made using credit or debit cards. These files may also include audio books, photos, podcasts, songs, movies, not making them limited to just audios and videos. This format has become more common as they are being used in iPod and PlayStation Portable(PSP). Commonly portable media players are advertised as “MP4 players” although they are capable of playing other media format as well like ‘AMV format'.
Technical description
MPEG-4 files are officially named under extension .mp4 and this is the only official extension for MPEG-4 PART-14 formats. These files were introduced in 2001 under the standards of ISO/IEX 14496-1:2001. It runs on AAC encoding which restricts the users from copying the data of the files. The data embedding can be done on these files using any private stream. For instance, hint tracks to add the streaming information into the file. These files are similar to most of the modern containers containing data information which allows internet streaming.
Links
wikipedia.org
Information about WMA
File extension
wma
File category
Audio
Stands for
Windows Media Audio
Developer
Microsoft
Overview
It is an audio file format which is proprietary or closed source software. It is available in four different versions. First one is the original WMA codec. This gives competition to the MP3 and it came into existence in 1999. Next is WMA Pro which is an advanced and new codec. It uses lossy compression but provides audios of high resolution. The third is WMA lossless codec and it encodes audio without losing any information. Lastly, there is WMA Voice which is again a lossy compression and it was developed for audios with low bandwidth or low bit rates. Microsoft has developed an advanced systems format which is used by ‘Windows Media Audio' to store encoded audios. Metadata objects like the album, the genre of track and title; etc. can also be added in this codec. The prime use of this extension by users is streaming on the internet.
Technical description
Microsoft has various claims about this codec. Firstly, it was alleged that at 64kbps this format will deliver the same quality of audio as of CD. This was rejected at the end. The second claim is that it gives better sound quality than MP3 at the same bit rate. Thirdly, it was professed that this extension provides a similar quality of audio at a lower bit rate than MP3 at a higher bit rate. Apart from this, there is an option available for this container i.e. DRM(Digital rights management) and this option is completely elective. One may or may not choose this choice. A number of software support this format like Windows media player, Microsoft expression encoder; etc.
Links
wikipedia.org
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