RAM (Real Audio Media) is a flexible audio format developed by RealNetworks in 1995. Initially, it was intended to stream audio/video clips over the internet. It is designed in a way that users can listen to content while the file is still downloading. Today, many radio stations use it to broadcast content online.
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MPEG-2 is a digital video coding format introduced in 1995 and later revised in 2013. It uses lossy video and audio data compressions and is very popular among video hardware, thanks to its low computational complexity. It is also widely used in cable and satellite broadcasting as well as writing DVDs.
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