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Chapter 11. Sights and Sounds: Music and... > Notes About Multimedia Files - Pg. 119

Sights and Sounds: Music and Other Multimedia 119 · Sound files--Files that contain sounds or music only. The two main types are audio files and MIDI sequence files. You'll deal with audio files mostly, and you'll also hear them referred to using their specific formats, including WAV, AU, AIFF, WMA (Windows Media Audio), and MP3. (The latter is a format that's used to play songs with near- or full-CD quality. MP3 is an extremely popular and growing format on the Internet.) Jargon Jar MIDI stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface . It's a sound file that plays music generated by elec- tronic synthesizers. · Animation files--Files that contain animated movies or shorts, and they might include sound. The three most popular formats are video files (also called AVI files), MPEG files, and QuickTime files. · Movie files--Files that contain live action movies or shorts, and they usually have a soundtrack.