all types of sound files and their use

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There are multiple music formats to save sound files: 

  1. Uncompressed Audio Formats
    1. WAV file format - Waveform Audio format, Used in CDs
    2. AIFF File Format - Based on Interchangeable File Format, developed by Apple and is used in most Apple devices, Was introduces 3 years before WAV and was used in CDs
    3. PCM Audio File - Pulse code modulation format, used in the CDs and DVDs
  2. Lossless Compressed Audio Formats
    1. FLAC Audio File - Stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec, Currently the alternate to the MP3 files.
    2. ALAC File - Apple lossless audio compression technology, developed by Apple. Used in IOS devices.
    3. WMA Lossless File - Windows Media Audio, developed by Windows, used by Windows users to save the files.
  3. Lossy Compressed Audio Formats
    1. MP3 File Format - Most popular file format, stands for MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3 and is used in almost every media-supporting device.
    2. OGG File - Mostly associated with Vorbis files and is free and open-source. Never was a success because of the complex compression technique.
    3. AAC Audio File - Stands for Advanced Audio Encoding, Used for files like .3gp, .m4a, .aac
    4. WMA Lossy File - Reduces the size of audio while retaining most of the data, was not a success because was not open source and propriety of Microsoft.

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