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.
MPEG-1 is a compression and encoding system defined by MPEG (Moving Pictures Experts Group). It creates multiple frame sequences of I, B, and P, with the I frame containing all picture data. The B and P frames only store information about the changes on the last I frame. Typically, MPEG-1 uses 1.2 Mbps data rate, which is the speed rate of CD-ROM.