MP3 vs MP4: The Key Differences Explained

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If you’re looking for the key differences between MP3 and MP4 files, or looking for which one is right for your use, read on below.

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Developed primarily in Germany in the early 1990s, MP3s use lossy data-compression that creates audio files that are a fraction the size of CD-quality audio.

MP3: The Complete History

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As opposed to MP3s that were developed primarily at a German Institute, MP4 technology is based on Apple’s QuickTime file format.

MP4: Used in Much More than Audio

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While MP3 technology might have “peaked” in cultural relevance back in the 1990s when peer-to-peer networks like Napster took off, the technology is very much in use today.

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