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.
WebM is an open multimedia file format developed by Google's IT giant. It was first introduced by the developer on May 19, 2010 at the Google I / O conference. Typically, WebM files store video with compression using VP8 technology, as well as audio with compression using Ogg Vorbis compression. The initial developer of VP8 technology is ON2, which Google later acquired. WebM format provides efficient compression and high quality video. The format is supported by Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Opera. When installing the necessary codecs in Windows, this format is also supported in Internet Explorer.