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.
M4P is an Audio file format developed by Apple Inc. Files with the .m4p extension are audio files that are downloaded from the iTunes Music Store. These are files that are encoded using the AAC method. They are additionally protected by Apple "FairPlay" DRM. The M4P file format is an extended version of storage formats such as MPEG-4 Part 14 or MP4. The format was initially associated with Apple's Protected AAC files. Now, the M4P format uses the FairPlay DRM system, which does not provide the ability to copy data. She also needs to authorize the device using Apple iTunes software. An M4P file is an array of data that is protected by a DRM system. And in order to play the file, some actions are required that are aimed at authorizing the computer in Apple's iTunes system. The M4P format limits the number of computers on which a specific file can be played. This will require registration with Apple iTunes. This will be enough to immediately use five computers. In the event that you need to play the file on more than five computers, you will need another account. In this case, you will need to purchase the song that you selected from a new account. Then access to it on the other five devices will be open.