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.
ALAC is the format of a small specialized program called an audio codec. Its main task is to compress a file with digital music without losing its quality. The name of the format created by Apple's IT giant is Apple's abbreviation Lossless Audio Codec. This format may also be called ALE (from Apple Lossless Encoder). Files in this format can play devices even with limited computing resources - such as an iPod. When compressing a file in this format, it is approximately 40-60% of the original file. Now almost every multimedia player based on the libavcodec library is able to play ALAC format files.