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.
VOC is an audio file category format. File format VOC (or Creative Labs Audio File) was created by Creative Labs. Creative Labs was involved in the development of the audio file format in order to store and transfer audio data for its 8-bit and then 16-bit Sound Blaster sound cards. The format is a sound effect, sound clip and instrumental sound, referred to as a voice. To reduce the size, VOC files are compressed. Since this format has already been thoroughly investigated, its file structures have already been described in detail. A .voc file is a digital audio file in VOC format. In the title, it can be easily identified by the text line “Creative Voice File”. The file includes a header, as well as one or more blocks of audio data. Due to PCM / ADPCM audio encoding, VOC files can be easily converted to WAV format. VOC audio files can be played by several universal multimedia players. Sound editors import them. Using many utility converters, you can convert other audio formats to WAV. In many cases, the .voc file type becomes associated with some kind of multimedia processor that is installed on the system.