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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Xvid is a cross-platform video codec for compressing video files. It can compress a video file at a more than 200:1 ratio. This, in return, makes it easier and quicker to transmit video files over the internet. Also, compressed videos take up less storage space. It compresses data using the MPEG-4 standard.
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