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 format of video coding from the Windows Media package. Video files in this format are encoded on technology Windows Media Video; about 15 codecs variants are available all up. It supports the streaming video display. Developed by Microsoft company.