FLAC

Worth knowing about the FLAC format FLAC is the abbreviation of "Free Lossless Audio Codec" and unlike the mp3 format it means lossless data compression, which can be superior to the CD even in the case of a 24-bit resolution, but requires only about half of the data volume of a wav file. So FLAC […]

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AAC

Worth knowing about the aac format AAC is the abbreviation of Advanced Audio Coding and can be defined as a lossy compression method of audio files. Qualitatively, it is superior to the mp3 format and is also considered its successor. The AAC format developed by MPEG supports a multitude of bit rates and is also […]

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HTML

Hypertext Markup Language, also known as html, is the skeleton of a website to display and link documents across systems in browsers such as Firefox. Various specific commands allow the flexible format to also implement graphic elements, animations, videos, or audio files in an HTML file. Since the introduction of the current HTML5 standard even […]

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WMA

WMA is the abbreviation of Windows Media Audio. The lossy Microsoft-developed audio format is similar in compression to mp3 format, but optimized for Windows Media Player. The compression method filters out certain frequency ranges that are not perceptible to the ear, so that the file size can be greatly reduced. A document in wma format […]

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OGG

OGG is a container format developed by Xiph.org in which various media content, such as audio or video elements, graphics or subtitles, can be implemented. The associated compression format is called Vorbis and works lossy because certain frequency ranges that are not perceived by the ear, are filtered out. Compared to a file in mp3 […]

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M4A

The file extension m4a (MPEG-4 Audio) is used for compressed audio files, which were created in the container format mp4 or MPEG-4. Unlike these formats, however, M4A files contain only audio data. Based on Apple's QuickTime file format, these documents are often associated with Apple products such as the iPod or the iTunes multimedia software. […]

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MKV

The mkv file format is an audio and video file format . Since this is a so-called container format , the data can be stored in different codecs . The abbreviation mkv stands for Matroska Video, and is quite indicative of how it works: A Russian matryoshka doll contains many more (smaller) dolls – just […]

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AVI

The .avi file format is a container format developed by Microsoft for audio and video files. The abbreviation .avi stands for Audio Video Interleave, which means something like "interlacing of audio and video data", and is a description of the technical background. Since .avi files can contain different codecs (a codec is a kind of […]

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AIFF

Aif files (also known as aif) are audio files – they contain music or language. The abbreviation AIF stands for A udio I nterchange F ile F ormat and is the standard music format on Apple's Mac OS. The ubiquity of Mac OS in the professional environment, make .aiff files practically the standard in recording […]

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MP2

MP2 files include, as well as mp3 files, music or speech – so this is an audio file format. The abbreviation mp2 stands for MPEG-1 Audio Layer 2. While MP2 in the general environment has been almost completely replaced by the newer MP3 format, it is even more common in some areas (for example, broadcast, […]

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