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.
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.