webm The WebM extension is an HTML5 standard for distributing and viewing videos over the web. WebM is primarily designed for use on the web using the HTML5 tags <video> </video>. Its design is based on the Matroska container, video compression in the WebM file format is often done with VP8-enabled technology. WebM is a high quality, open-source, standard video format which lets users play videos on the web. It is specifically catered for video playback on the web and in web browsers. A unique aspect about the WebM extension is that it adapts to various bandwidths, processing environments, and is used over a wide range of media playing devices. The audio compression technology used in the WebM file extension is known as the OGG Vorbis Compression.
mp4 The MP4 file format and the .mp4 filename extension refer to the MPEG-4 part 14 digital multimedia format developed by the Moving Picture Experts Group. It is used as a multimedia container to wrap encoded digital video and audio streams, including subtitles and still images if required. In recent decades, the format has been popularized as one of the main standards for streaming media over the internet and other computer networks and for the digital distribution of large multimedia files. MP4 supports a large number of compression audio codecs allowing files in this format to maintain a relatively small size without discounting playback quality.