MP3 Vs MP4

You must have heard about MP3 and MP4 a lot. Have you ever wondered what are these file types and what are the differences and similarities?

Most of the people don’t know much about different audio and video files and their extensions like mp3 and mp4 since they open the file and it starts playing in their music player. It doesn’t matter what type it is.

But there are times when you really need to know the differences between mp3 and mp4. Here is a brief overview of MP3 VS MP4.

MP3 is music file extension that only handles audio files. It is supported by all music players. It was released back in 1994 and since then, it has been used extensively.

MP4 is a more current form of MP3. It was launched in 2003 and it handles both audio and video files. It can even handle text and images. iPods support MP4.

When it comes to audio music players, they normally use mp3 files while in case of videos, the format is mp4. But in case if you are using a music streaming app like ZimVibes, you don’t have the need to know what type of music files it supports because you only listen to available songs – you cannot add your own songs so it doesn’t matter much.

But, if you are buying a new music player or a CD player, you should know what type of files it handles since in this case, you will have to provide your own songs to it.