WMA (Windows Media Audio) is a collection of multiple sound codecs and their respective coding formats. It was developed by Microsoft in 1999 as part of its Windows Media framework. WMA features up to four codecs, including WMA, WMA Pro, WMA Lossless, and WMA Voice. Each codec has its own distinct function.
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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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