MP4 is an abbreviation for MPEG-4 Part 14. It can also be called MPEG-4 AVC. In this case, the abbreviation AVC (Advanced Video Coding) is an advanced video encoding. By the name of the format, it is easy to guess that it is necessary for working with video files. The format was first proposed in 1998. Since then, MP4 is considered one of the most common file formats used to store and transmit multimedia. MP4 is a container format that provides the ability to combine audio, video, subtitles and pictures in one file. It is also suitable for posting rich content. Say three-dimensional graphics, menus and interactive features. There are many portable players and other devices that play MP4. For this, a PC or laptop is also quite suitable. The MP4 format is a robust application that needs relatively low performance. And therefore, users could use such a tool for their own purposes. This tool has found wide application, as the technology for the production of more and more powerful devices, both portable and desktop with a large hard drive capacity, is constantly evolving. Due to the fact that the speeds of various types of connections to the global network are increasing, MP4 has become more affordable. It acts like the MP3 format, although it is more complex. The format compresses files and remains high-quality.
VOB is a DVD-based multimedia container video file format developed by the DVD Forum. It is based on MPEG-2. A file with the .VOB extension can have video and audio streams, audio and video data, subtitles, disc menus, and navigation content. And all this is combined into a common stream. In this case, video playback is carried out in MPEG-2 format, and audio in various audio formats. Most often, the AC-3 format is used for this, since it provides the most favorable ratio of bitrate and sound quality. The VOB format has gained popularity as files in which you can store video and sound on DVD discs. As a rule, if they have such an extension, then the files have a place in the VIDEO_TS DVD folder in the DVD root directory. Typically, .VOB format videos are opened using any video player that supports MPEG-2 compression. There are many free players that support the .VOB format. In particular, Zoom Player, Media Player Classic VLC, Media Player, Light Alloy and others. Now popular is the paid player CyberLink PowerDVD, which has rich functionality. He specializes in playing DVD videos. VOB video files, originally called DVD Video Object File, can be accompanied by .IFO and .BUP information files.