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.
MPGA is one variation of the common digital audio file format (or MPEG Audio). The full name of this format is MPEG-1 Layer 3 Audio File. MPGA format is considered standard for Windows and is supported by all players of this operating system. Any multimedia software that supports MP3 format can work with MPGA audio files. MPGA files are small in size and have significant compression, and file compression is performed without loss of quality and preserving the original sound. The massive use of MPGA is related to the Android mobile OS.