Sound and movie formats
With Sounds and Movies becoming easier to use the following is a short list of the most popular sound and movie formats.
- AIF - Audio Interchange Format; sound file common on Apple Macs
- AU - Audio file; one of the pioneer sound formats
- MID - abbreviated MIDI Musical Instrument Digital Interface sound format
- MP3 - MPEG audio stream, layer III; high compressed audio files generally used to record audio tracks and store them in a decent sized file available for playback. See our MP3 page for additional information
- WAV - Waveform; a digital sound file for Windows; works with Media Player and Sound Recorder
- RA, RAM - Real Audio format
- RM - Real Media.
- AVI - Microsoft's Audio Video Interleaved; movie/video format with sound track; accessible through Window's Media Player
- MOV - QuickTime movie file; video format that originated on Apple's Macintosh computers; now in Windows too
- MPG/MPEG - Motion Picture Experts Group; movie format that is highly compressed
- QT - QuickTime movie files
- QTW - QuickTime for Windows format movie files.
A Movie Alternative
- GIF - Animated Gif (Graphics Interchange Format) graphics and pictures in a compressed format often used on the World Wide Web; developed by CompuServe using compression technologies from Unisys; displays up to 256 colours.