MP4 vs 3GP
MP4 is a part of MPEG-4, is standard developed by the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG). As a container format, MPEG-4 files uses separate compression for audio and video tracks. And .mp4 files are often used for uploading video on streaming website.
3GP is a multimedia container format developed by 3GPP for 3G UMTS multimedia services. .3gp file format is used on 3G mobile phones. 3GP video files stores video streams as MPEG-4 Part 2 or H.263 or MPEG-4 Part 10 (AVC/H.264), and audio streams as AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AMR-WB+, etc.
- 1. MP4 uses AAC for audio while 3GPP uses AMR (adaptive multi rate).
- 2. 3GP is dedicated for GSM-based phones, while MP4 are used for general use.
- 3. 3GP uses 3GP Timed Text for subtitles, while MP4 uses ttxt, VobSubs and BIFS for subtitles.
- 4. 3GP do not support menu support (like in a DVD), while MP4 has this useful capability.
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