MP3 is the most common music (sound) file format. This format was developed by Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson. This format for storing and transmitting music (sound) files in digital form uses signal compression technology. That is why, unlike the previously widespread WAV format, MP3 files (full name - MPEG Audio Layer-3) are much smaller in size, and their sound quality is much higher. The MP3 format was one of the first and most successful sound compression methods. One of the important characteristics of this process is the degree of compression, that is, how much data is transferred per unit of time. Standard MP3 encoding is from 64 to 320 kb / s.
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.