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MP4 to WMV

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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 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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