File format

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A file format is a specification on how to read/write a certain type of information into a file. There are many file formats which all have their advantages. Some are easy to edit, some are easy to stream, some allow for possible future extensions, others are very simple and can't do much at all.

In the world of audio/video/streaming there are several categories which are of importance.