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Vermont Cottage Consulting



TeacherTech
Text files

.doc

Microsoft Word

All the bells and whistles

.txt

Basic text

No formatting except basic punctuation

.rtf

Rich text file

Lots formatting but not all





Graphics files

.gif

Graphics Interchange Format

Best for simple drawings

.jpg, .jpeg

Joint Photographic Experts Group

Good for photos and more complex images, esp. photos

.pict, .tiff, .png, .bmp

Alphabet soup

Other file formats




Sound files

.aiff

Audio Interchange File Format

Good quality, heavy

.mp3

Moving Picture Experts Group Layer 3

Compressed audio files, some loss of quality but barely detectable if at all, 1/10 size of regular audio files

.wav

Microsoft and IBM format

Used for Windows machines and Windows Media Player but plays in most current software programs. No compression

.wma

Windows Media Audio

Plays in Windows Media Player and some other environments; compressed to about the same size as .mp3

.aac

Advanced Audio Coding

Developed by Apple for iTunes and iPod, AAC provides audio encoding that compresses much more efficiently than older formats, such as mp3, yet delivers excellent quality. Also facilitates copyright protection.






Video files

.mpeg (1, 2, 4)

Moving Picture Experts Group

Various levels of compression and quality

.wmv

Windows Media Video

Plays in Windows Media Player and some other environments

.mov

QuickTime Movie

Less compressed than .wmv but higher quality. Plays in QuickTime Player, available on Macs and most PC’s




Other

.pdf

Portable Document Format

A format that “takes a picture” of whatever document you have on your desktop so that it appears just like it is on anyone else’s computer, even if they don’t have the program that created it.

Streaming media




Audio and video that plays on your computer as it “streams” from a remote site, but is never downloaded to your machine. Fast and protects against copying.


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