|What exactly is MP4?|
For starters, MP4 is short for Moving Picture Expert Group-4. To drive away all confusion, MP4 like its previous versions is also a file format that was first released to the public to be audience in 1998. Basically, MP4 is a mode of viewing media and is one of the most popular file formats for viewing media files on the internet by users all over the globe.
Ever since its release, its audience has been highly impressed by the quality of the media files that the format produces not to mention the speed of viewing or downloading of the media file that the format produces. Such has been its success that by now MP4 has become the number one medium of viewing and broadcasting media files on the internet.
MP4 as a File Format for media files has made everything quite easy for people who work or use media files on the internet. For businesses that need to issue media files-songs, videos etc on the internet find MP4 Files to be easy to handle and get across to users and even residential internet users who need media files over the internet for entertainment find this file format easy to download or even to upload by creating a streaming media file in the MP4 format for uploading online. An MP4 File format would also utilize very little bandwith making it a better tool for all kinds of users no matter what size the hard drive may be.
MP4 therefore comes to use for all kinds of people as mentioned before. So even as a consumer you might be using an MP4 File when you view a short film or video online and it would also be possible for you to download and save such a video to your hard drive. For those who need media files for business purposes would be making use of MP4 files when they need to make presentations of their product online.
However the only problem with such a File format is that they do not play without the presence of a special MP4 player. So even if they play on your computer, you might not be able to play the MP4 song that you downloaded online without a special device that plays the MP4 videos and songs. Such devices have become very popular and can easily be found. Usually, MP3 (the previous version of MP4) Players also play the Mp4 format files and thus you can use that player itself to play the better quality of media files, which is MP4. This File format has also become compatible with iPods and other similar media storage devices and thus MP4 has become even more popular as storage and use has become that much simpler. Not only this, but it also has another great advantage, MP4 works with a variety of different software and all the popular ones, the list includes Media Real Player, the popular Gaming devices such as Xbox 360 and PSP as well as the popular mobile phone companies such as Nokia.