M4P (MPEG-4 Protected) is a digital audio file extension for the AAC (Advanced Audio Codec) container format. It uses lossy compression and is an audio-only file. In most cases, M4P files are purchased on Apple iTunes, which means they are DRM-protected. M4A is the unprotected version of M4P.
MXF (Materia Exchange Format) is an audiovisual container format developed by SMPTE. It contains full metadata and timecode support and is considered as the future standard for audio and video applications. Theoretically, MXF can streamline data between different platforms, like servers and digital cameras.
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