Glossary: ESI File Types

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File Type ESI Format Category Description
a
Object code, executable files, shared and dynamically linked libraries
Objective C native static library (.a).
a.out
Object code, executable files, shared and dynamically linked libraries
a.out is a file format used in older versions of Unix-like computer operating systems for executables, object code, and, in later systems, shared libraries. The name stands for assembler output, and was coined by Ken Thompson as the fixed name for output of his PDP-7 assembler in 1968.
AAC
Archive and compressed
Advanced Audio Coding
AAC (.m4a, .m4b, .m4p, .m4v, .m4r, .3gp, .mp4, .aac)
Sound and music: Lossy audio
Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) is an audio coding standard for lossy digital audio compression. Designed to be the successor of the MP3 format, AAC generally achieves better sound quality than MP3 at similar bit rates. AAC has been standardized by ISO and IEC, as part of the MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 specifications.
AAF
Video
The Advanced Authoring Format (AAF) is a professional file interchange format designed for the video post production and authoring environment. The AAF was created by the Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA). The AMWA develops specifications and technologies to facilitate the deployment and operation of efficient media workflows.
AB1
Molecular biology and bioinformatics
In DNA sequencing, chromatogram files used by instruments from Applied Biosystems
AB2
Spreadsheet
Abykus worksheet. Abykus requires only 3 megabytes of disk space to install and does not create or modify files outside the folder you are working in. Despite its compact size, the spreadsheet offers more than 190 built-in functions and can access up to 32 separate worksheets at one time.
AB3
Spreadsheet
Abykus workbook. Abykus requires only 3 megabytes of disk space to install and does not create or modify files outside the folder you are working in. Despite its compact size, the spreadsheet offers more than 190 built-in functions and can access up to 32 separate worksheets at one time.
ABC
3D graphics
Alembic (Computer Graphics). Alembic is an interchange file format for computer graphics used by visual effects and animation professionals. It was announced at SIGGRAPH 2011, and has been widely adopted across the industry. Its primary focus is the interchange of geometry (models) between different groups working on the same shots or same assets.
ABF
Font file
Adobe Binary Screen Font