3GA is a 3GPP audio file created in 1998. It was created by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project. It is used mainly on mobile devices in order to record, play and transmit audio data. 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project) is a consortium that develops specifications for mobile telephony. The format resembles 3GP files, however, it includes only audio data. In most cases, 3GA files are used by mobile phones in order to record and transmit audio data. For example, this is how audio is recorded in Samsung Galaxy phones. The .3GA file extension can be changed to .3GP, which is widespread. Everything is supported by many programs. The 3GA format uses an adaptive coding audio codec with variable speed (AMR, AMR-NB, GSM-AMR). The development of this codec was done in order to compress encoded speech signals using adaptive modulation. In 1999, the 3GPP consortium adopted the Adaptive Variable Rate Coding (AMR) standard. Currently, it is used by GSM and UMTS communication systems. It is this format for speech recording that has found wide application on mobile devices. We note at the same time that it is not possible to play such files very often on certain devices.
MMF is the Yamaha SMAF sound file format developed for mobile devices. The MMF format is linked to SMAF (Synthetic Music Mobile Application Format) files. Many people know this format because they very often use it as ringtones in cell phones. Yamaha’s SMAF tools were developed primarily by Yamaha to provide audio files that users could use as unique ringtones for their mobile phones. However, then the format was slightly improved. Now such files are capable of storing information, graphic, as well as text. You can create an SMAF file using Yamaha SMAF Tools. It can also be saved in WAV or MID format. It’s not uncommon to confuse MMF and SMAF formats. The fact is that MMF are called file extensions. SMAF is called the file itself. The MMF file is identical to MIDI files. It is capable of supporting music playback and showing graphics. Due to the implementation of the image display function, SMAF files now have considerable potential in the mobile application market. This is because they can store high quality images when the file size is limited at the same time. Typically, the size of SMAF files is much smaller than files of other formats that can perform the same functions.