MPA is an audio file that closely resembles thte audio-only formats like MP2. This audio format is small in size but with minimal quality loss. Technically, MPA files use MPEG-2 compression, which is known to offer small file size with original sound quality. MPA can be opened on most OS platforms and come with a .mpa filename extension.
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AC3 is an audio format designed by Dolby Digital to offer surround sound listening. This format is available on most Blu-ray and DVD media files and is played using a Dolby Digital DVD Player. Interestingly, AC3 can be output in up to six speakers of a home stereo system. On a computer, AC3 can be opened on VLC Media Player, Apple QuickTime Player, and Windows Media Player.
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