AP3 file format is a VS10XX VSOS App from Asprova – an APS (Advanced Planning and Scheduling) system for Microsoft Windows OS. In short, it saves the scheduling project created via Asprova. Naturally, other apps can use files with .ap3 extensions. Just be cautious with AP3 data from unknown sources.
MP3 is a standard audio format developed by Moving Picture Experts Group and uses MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 standardizations. MP3 uses lossy data compression, meaning that it loses quality over time. This sound format comes with a .mp3 filename extension and is today the most common audio format on websites and multimedia players.
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