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MP4

An extremely popular movie format on the Web, which is officially Part 14 of the MPEG-4 standard. MP4 files are supported by most software media players and many Blu-ray/DVD players as well. They are a common format for movie downloads, and Blu-ray players with front-panel USB ports are generally capable of playing MP4 movies directly from a USB drive.

Using the .MP4 extension, MP4 files are containers that hold multimedia objects (audio, video, images, animations, menus, etc.) and support video compression codecs such as H.264. See MPEG, H.264, M4V and MP4 player.
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We've challenged Congress in the past but no one seems up for taking on MP4 in a transatlantic battle of the bands.
AnyMP4 added that its Mac MP4 Converter's converting function allows users of the two-in-one software to rip any DVD disc, DVD folder or IFO files to MP4 video with the original visual and sound effects onto a Mac.
This free MP4 video converting software has an easy-to-use interface, requiring no technical knowledge.
The global promotional campaign for the car has been going on for some time but the MP4 12C is now available here from McLaren Dubai (Al Habtoor Motors).
In pole position: The McLaren MP4 with sales director David Tibbetts (left) and franchise director Mike Buffey.
Output is limited to MP4, Ogg Theora, and WebM, apart from the following device presets: Android phones ( Droid / Milestone, Nexus One, G1, Magic / myTouch, Droid Eris, HTC Hero, Cliq, Behold), Apple devices (iPhone / iPod Touch, iPod Classic, iPod Nano, iPad) and the Sony PSP.
Blaze DVD to iPod Converter offers you the MP4 format of best quality, which can perfectly fit your iPod player, and at the same time minimize the file size, greatly enhancing your enjoyment on iPod.
But MP4 have hit upon a problem - anybody looking for the band on the internet may stumble across a Chinese hip-hop outfit with the same name who fill their tracks with 'filth-ridden' lyrics.
MP4 is also the name of gangster rappers from Hong Kong, known for gun-toting explicit lyrics.
MP4 dates back to 2003 when Mr Wishart met Mr Cawsey over a beer in the House of Commons Strangers Bar, and the two got talking about their respective musical pasts.
Both formats compress digital files to a more manageable size for transfer across the Internet, and just as MP3 has been a source of contention for the major music labels, MP4 is looming as an uncontrollable format for the exchange of Hollywood's filmed product.
MP3, MP4, and the next generation of fat-pipe ware will fundamentally change how music is distributed to the masses.