Windows Media Audio

The brand name for several technically distinct proprietary compressed audio file formats developed by Microsoft. The original WMA (also known as WMA Standard) was initially intended to be a competitor to the popular MP3 format, and became the second most widely supported format for compressed audio. The newer and more advanced WMA Pro has positioned itself as a competitor to the Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) format (but hardware support remains scarce as of May 2007). The two other formats, WMA Lossless, and WMA Voice, enjoy niche popularity.

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See also : digital music  
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