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.
ape The data compression to get a lossless audio, a file format and an algorithm used is APE, also known as Monkey's Audio. This compression can retain data and not suffer losses during its compression as opposed to the other compressions with losses such as MP3, Musepack, ACC, and Vorbis. It encodes and compresses the audio to reduce transfer time, storage space. The audio extension APE is used for an audio file to track the metadata. The format is available freely for users possessing media players and playback plugins.