3GPP is a multimedia file format that is primarily intended for storing audio and video files, as well as their transfer over 3G networks. This rather sophisticated technology was developed by the consortium Third (3rd) Generation Partnership Project, whose name gave the abbreviated name of this format (3GPP). The developer created this format so that the third generation of mobile phones can use smaller files. Another task is to unify the format of audio and video files for compatibility with various mobile devices. 3GPP files can be played not only on 3G phones, but also on 2G or 4G phones.
WMA is a widespread licensed audio stream compression format. Created in 1999 by Signal Processing Group, a member of the IT giant Microsoft. Initially, this company created WMA as a competitor to the popular MP3 format. The name WMA is an abbreviation for Windows Media Audio. Among the advantages of this format is the support of almost all Windows systems and devices, as well as the similarity in characteristics and quality with MP3 files. It is believed that a compressed WMA audio file with a bit rate of 160 kbit / s is fully consistent with the quality of an MP3 file with a bit rate of 256 kbit / s. Today, even Apple devices support the WMA format.