RA (RealAudio) is an audio format released in 1995 by RealNetworks. It uses multiple audio codecs, including high-fidelity music formats and low-bitrate formats. Since its introduction, the RA format has been mainly used by radio stations to stream audio online. Also, up until 2009, the BBC has been using it to stream sounds online.
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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.