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MP4 vs WMV

Comparison between MP4 vs WMV

File Extension MP4 WMV
File Type MPEG-4 Video File Windows Media Video File
Description MPEG-4 is method of defining compression of audio and visual (AV) digital data. The MP4 file format defines the storage of MPEG-4 audio, scenes and multimedia content using the ISO Based Media File Format. WMV stands for Windows Media Video and was developed by Microsoft for use with its products. WMV is also based on the MPEG4 standard and aims to duplicate and improve its functionality for users of Microsoft software and hardware.
Developed by Moving Picture Experts Group Microsoft
Pros Better in video quality than WMV;
Supported by almost all OS, players & mobile devices;
Commonly used for sharing video files online;
Smaller in file size than MP4;
Well compatible with any Windows PC;
 
Cons Costs more system resources when editing MP4 videos; Needs plugins like Flip4Mac when playing WMV files on Mac;
Programs that open MP4/WMV files

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