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File Formats

Sound (music), pictures, video, text and numbers are all stored in different file formats.

At the end of a computer filename is the filename extension.  The filename extension identifies the file’s format and its characteristics.

E.g. the .doc in notes.doc indicates this is a text document.

File Type File Format
Sound .mp3  .wav  .mid  .flac  .aif
Text .doc  .docx  .rtf  .txt  .pdf
Pictures .jpeg  .gif  .png  .bmp
Video .mp4  .flv  .wmv

 

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