3gp The 3GP file format and its associated filename extension .3gp is an audio, video, and text container developed by the 3rd generation partnership project. The target market for the 3gp file format is 3G enabled UMTS mobile phones through associated UMTS multimedia services. Though mobile devices operating on high speed networks are the intended hardware associated with playing .3gp files, many PC codec packs exist which grant compatibility for .3gp playback. The format has a basic profile in which files of this format do not reference any external media sources and support for audio, video, and text is limited to a single track.
ac3 Files with the .ac3 filename extension refer to the proprietary audio file format Dolby digital AC-3, developed by Dolby Laboratories. The AC-3 format is from the lossy family of audio compression formats. It supports a variety of audio channel configurations and was the first of its kind to support the full surround sound experience. Because of this, the format has been commonly used in the development of motion picture features designed for theaters and in consumer homes through DVDs and surround sound home theater systems. The AC-3 format is one of the supported audio codecs of the ATSC standard ' a set of standards developed for digital television transmission in several affiliated countries.