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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WMV (Windows Media Video) is a collection of video codecs with their respective coding formats introduced by Microsoft on its Windows Media framework. Initially, it was designed to compete with RM format on online streaming apps. It stores compressed videos and is even used to deliver content on Blu-ray/DVDs.
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