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What is the difference between MP4 and WMV?

What is the difference between MP4 and WMV? And, which one is better to use interms of video quality and also compression files size? That is, if you converty AVI<->MP4 or AVI<->WMV which one would it take less spaces after conversion? Thanks Haben

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IN fact ,they are both container format, i think mp4 IS better, it can used in IPOD/IPHONE/BLACKBERRY ETC, FREELY!

MP4 is short for Moving Picture Expert Group-4. MP4 is also known as MPEG-4 AVC, or advanced video coding. This new technology is going to make video files decrease in size so that they are easier to work with and support. What used to be massive video files of motion and audio are now compressed versions of the same material, called MP4s.

WMV (short for Windows Media Video) is a video compression format for several proprietary codecs developed by Microsoft. The original video format, known as WMV, was originally designed for Internet streaming applications, as a competitor to RealVideo. The other formats, such as WMV Screen and WMV Image, cater for specialized content. Through standardization from the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), WMV 9 has gained adoption for physical-delivery formats such as HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc.

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