What is mp3?
The MP3 extenstion is the most common MPEG-1 Audio stream file type. It is a MPEG-1 Audio Stream, layer III that is an audio coding format that uses lossless compression method for its music data. Nowadays, the MP3 is the standard for digital audio streaming and storage and is the standard for most music players. Created by the Moving Picture Experts Group, it is the second successor to the original MP1 format. Mime type: audio/mpeg, audio/x-mpeg, audio/mp3, audio/x-mp3, audio/mpeg3, audio/x-mpeg3, audio/mpg, audio/x-mpg, audio/x-mpegaudio
What is wma?
The WMA file format stands for ‘Windows Media Audio’. Microsoft developed this format to compete against the rapidly growing more popular mp3 format. WMA is intended primarily for streaming at low bandwidths. A big difference with other formats such as MP3 and OGG is the potential use of DRM. DRM is a controversial technique that limits the possibilities for users to copy, edit, and open etc. the file due to copyrights. Mime type: audio/x-ms-wma, video/x-ms-asf.
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