GIF is a format for the exchange of images. It is a popular format graphics. Capable of storing compressed data without loss of quality in the format of not more than 256 colors. GIF format was developed in 1987 (GIF87a) by company CompuServe for transferring raster images over networks. In 1989, the format has been modified (GIF89a), have been added support transparency and animation.
Is a binary stream media container format that combines several codecs of texts, subtitles, audio and video data. It can be used on web pages for video playback. It has a lot to do with the OGG format. Exists support for popular codecs MPEG-4 and MP3.