AU is an audio format standard in early web pages NEXT systems. It is also called u-law or Sparc-audio format. Typically, AU files can store audio data and annotation blocks. Initially, it was a headerless audio format, but newer versions have a header, thanks to the six unsigned 32.bit words.
M4B is an audio filename extension for AAC format, which is developed by Apple Inc. It is mainly used on podcast and audiobook files. Typically, M4B files contain audio and other metadata like images, hyperlinks, and chapter markers. M4B files are DRM copy-protected and can be opened on Apple iTunes and QuickTime Player.