MIXO Supports: MP3, WAV, AIFF, FLAC, AAC, ALAC, OGG, M4P, MP4
From v1.23: AVI, MOV, OGV (video formats - audio will be playable in MIXO)
A lossy format where the audio is compressed in order to achieve smaller file sizes. Convenient because of the small file size but can suffer in quality.
M4A is generally encoded using AAC, a lossy format developed by Apple and used as the main encoding format in iTunes and other Apple apps. AAC is able to achieve greater compression at the smae bitrate as MP3 resulting in smaller file sizes. Uses the .m4a extension.
M4A ALAC is the same as M4A AAC, just using the Apple Lossless codec in place of AAC. Also uses the .m4a extension.
A lossless format used as the stardard for CDs. Has great quality but this also means big files, and has poor support for metadata.
An open-source, patent free alternative to MP3 and AAC, sometimes known as OGG Vorbis. Used by spotify for streaming.
A lossless alternative to WAV with smaller file sizes and metadata support. It is not supported by Apple, however, so cannot be used with iTunes.
An uncompressed format developed by Apple and is comparable to WAV files.
M4P AAC is the same as M4A AAC, but it's copy-protected. Uses the .m4p extension
Although this is a video format, MIXO can import and play the audio.