Formats & Codecs

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Input Formats & Codecs

Input Audio & Video Formats

  • 3GP/3GP2
  • ASF (Windows Media)
  • Audio Interchange File Format (AIFF)
  • AVI
  • DNxHD (SMPTE VC-3)
  • DV video
  • Flash Video
  • Matroska
  • MOV (Quicktime)
  • MP4 Audio-only
  • MP4 Video/Audio
  • MPEG-2 TS, MPEG-2 PS, MPEG-1, MPEG audio layer 3
  • Ogg
  • PCM
  • RealMedia
  • VOB (Video Object)
  • WAV
  • WebM
  • Many more...

Input Video Codecs

  • 3ivx
  • 4X Movie
  • Alaris VideoGramPiX
  • Alparysoft lossless codec
  • American Laser Games MM Video
  • AMV Video
  • Apple QuickDraw
  • ASUS V1
  • ASUS V2
  • ATI VCR-2
  • ATI VCR1
  • Auravision AURA
  • Auravision Aura 2
  • Autodesk Animator Flic video
  • Autodesk RLE
  • Avid Meridien Uncompressed
  • AVImszh
  • AVIzlib
  • AVS (Audio Video Standard) video
  • Beam Software VB
  • Bethesda VID video
  • Bink video
  • Blackmagic 10-bit
  • Broadway MPEG Capture Codec
  • Brooktree 411 codec
  • Brute Force & Ignorance
  • CamStudio
  • Camtasia Screen Codec
  • Canopus HQ Codec
  • Canopus Lossless Codec
  • CD Graphics video
  • Chinese AVS video (AVS1-P2, JiZhun profile)
  • Cinepak
  • Cirrus Logic AccuPak
  • Creative Labs Video Blaster Webcam
  • Creative YUV (CYUV)
  • Delphine Software International CIN video
  • Deluxe Paint Animation
  • DivX ;-) (MPEG-4)
  • DNxHD (VC3)
  • DV (Digital Video)
  • Feeble Files/ScummVM DXA
  • FFmpeg video codec #1
  • Flash Screen Video
  • Flash Video (FLV) / Sorenson Spark / Sorenson H.263
  • Forward Uncompressed Video Codec
  • fox motion video
  • FRAPS: Realtime Video Capture
  • GeoVision Advanced MPEG-4
  • GoToMeeting codec (v1 and v2)
  • H.261
  • H.263, H.263+
  • H.264 / AVC / MPEG-4 AVC / MPEG-4 part 10
  • HuffYUV
  • I263
  • IBM Ultimotion
  • IBM UltiMotion
  • id Quake II CIN video
  • id RoQ video
  • IFF ByteRun1
  • IFF ILBM
  • Independent JPEG Group's codec
  • Infinite Video PSI_V
  • Intel Indeo 2
  • Intel Indeo 3
  • Intel Indeo 4.1
  • Intel Indeo 5
  • Interplay C93
  • Interplay MVE video
  • Karl Morton's video codec
  • Kega Game Video
  • kensington webcam
  • Lagarith Lossless Video Codec
  • LCL (LossLess Codec Library) MSZH
  • Lead CMW wavelet 2.0
  • LOCO
  • LZO compressed
  • Microsoft RLE
  • Microsoft Video 1
  • Midivid 3
  • Mimic
  • Miro VideoXL
  • MJPEG (Motion JPEG)
  • Motion Pixels video
  • Motion Wavelets
  • Moyea Flash to Video Converter
  • MPEG-1 video
  • MPEG-4 part 2
  • MPEG-4 part 2 (Microsoft variants 1-3)
  • MPEG-PES
  • MSS2
  • MSU Screen Capture Lossless Codec
  • Nintendo Gamecube THP video
  • nokia eti camcorder eyecon
  • NuppelVideo/RTJPEG
  • On2 VP3
  • On2 VP4
  • On2 VP5
  • On2 VP6
  • On2 VP6A (with alpha channel)
  • On2 VP7
  • Power VideoWorks video
  • ProRes 422
  • Psygnosis YOP Video
  • Q-team QPEG
  • QPEG
  • QuickTime 8BPS video
  • QuickTime Animation (RLE) video
  • QuickTime Graphics (SMC)
  • QuickTime video (RPZA)
  • RealVideo 1.0
  • RealVideo 2.0
  • RealVideo 3.0
  • RealVideo 4.0
  • RL2 video
  • Schrödinger (Schroedinger), Dirac
  • Sierra VMD video
  • sif1 alpha4
  • Smacker video
  • SMPTE VC-1
  • SMV2
  • Snow
  • SoftMedia ViVD V2 codec
  • Sony Digital Video (DV)
  • Sony PlayStation MDEC (Motion DECoder)
  • Sorenson Vector Quantizer 1 / Sorenson Video 1 / SVQ1
  • Sorenson Vector Quantizer 3 / Sorenson Video 3 / SVQ3
  • SP4x
  • SP5x
  • Streambox ACT-L2
  • SVQ3
  • Telegeny VDTZ
  • Theora
  • Tiertex Limited SEQ video
  • TrueMotion 1.0
  • TrueMotion 2.0
  • UCOD-ClearVideo
  • VDOWave 3 advanced codec
  • VDOWave codec
  • Verint Video Manager
  • Vianet Lsvx Video
  • VMware Screen Codec / VMware Video
  • VP8
  • VQA (Vector Quantized Animation) video
  • VSS Codec Light
  • VSS Wavelet Video Codec
  • WebTrain Communication lossless screen recorder
  • wincam screen capture codec
  • Windows Media Screen Codec 2
  • Windows Media Video (WMV)
  • Windows Media Video (VC-1) Advanced Profile
  • Windows Media Video 7 (WMV 7, WMV1)
  • Windows Media Video 8 (WMV 8, WMV2)
  • Windows Media Video 9 (WMV 9, WMV3)
  • Windows Media Video Adv
  • Windows Screen Video
  • Winnov Videum winx codec
  • Winnov Videum wnv1 codec
  • Winnov WNV1
  • WorldConnect Wavelet Video
  • XAN Video
  • xfire video
  • xiricam Veo PC Camera
  • Xvid (MPEG-4)
  • YUV
  • zdsoft screen recorder
  • Zip Motion Blocks Video

Unsupported Video Codecs

  • Apple Intermediate
  • ProRes 4444 (ProRes 422 Supported)
  • HDV 720p60
  • Go2Meeting3 (G2M3)
  • Go2Meeting4 (G2M4)
  • ER AAC LD (Error Resiliant, Low-Delay variant of AAC)
  • REDCODE

Input Audio Codecs

  • 8SVX (exponential and fibonacci)
  • 8088flex TMV
  • AAC (Advanced Audio Codec)
  • ACELP.net Sipro Lab Audio
  • Adaptive Multi-Rate Narrow Band (AMR-NB)
  • Adaptive Multi-Rate Wide Band (AMR-WB)
  • ADPCM
  • Apple Lossless Audio Codec (ALAC)
  • ALF2
  • Dolby Digital (AC3, ATSC A/52A, E-AC-3)
  • Bink Audio (DCT)
  • Bink Audio (RDFT)
  • Delphine Software International CIN audio
  • DCA (DTS Coherent Acoustics)
  • DivX WMA audio
  • DSP Group TrueSpeech
  • DTS audio
  • ER AAC LD (Error Resiliant, Low-Delay variant of AAC)
  • Escape 124
  • FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec)
  • Fraps
  • GSM
  • id RoQ DPCM
  • IMC (Intel Music Coder)
  • Indeo audio
  • Intel Music Coder
  • Lernout & Hauspie CELP and SBC codecs
  • libMAD MPEG layer 1-2-3
  • MACE (Macintosh Audio Compression/Expansion) 3:1
  • MACE (Macintosh Audio Compression/Expansion) 6:1
  • MLP (Meridian Lossless Packing)
  • Monkey's Audio
  • MP1 (MPEG audio layer 1)
  • MP2 (MPEG audio layer 2)
  • MP3 (MPEG layer-2, layer-3)
  • MPEG audio pass-through for hardware MPEG decoders
  • MPEG-4 Audio Lossless Coding (ALS)
  • MS GSM
  • MSN AUDIO
  • msn siren audio codec
  • Musepack audio codec
  • Musepack SV7
  • Musepack SV8
  • Nellymoser Asao
  • Ogg Vorbis audio
  • Ogg Vorbis tremor audio
  • OggVorbis ACM
  • PCM a-law (alaw)
  • PCM µ-law (u-law, ulaw, mu-law)
  • Philips Speech Processing CELP
  • QCELP / PureVoice
  • QDesign Music Codec 2
  • QuickTime QCLP audio
  • QuickTime QDMC/QDM2 audio
  • raw DV audio
  • RealAudio 1.0
  • RealAudio 2.0
  • RealAudio ATRAC3
  • RealAudio COOK
  • RealAudio Sipro
  • RealAudio SIPR / ACELP.NET
  • RealPlayer 10 ATRAC3
  • RealPlayer 10 COOK audio
  • RealPlayer 10 Sipro
  • SC4 : Micronas speech codec
  • Shorten
  • Sierra VMD audio
  • Smacker audio
  • Sonic
  • True Audio (TTA)
  • TrueHD
  • u-Law
  • Ulead DV ACM
  • Uncompressed DVD/VOB LPCM
  • Uncompressed PCM
  • vdowave ACM
  • Vivo G.723/Siren Audio Codec
  • VoxWare
  • VoxWare MetaVoice
  • VoxWare RT24 speech codec
  • VQF codec by NTTLabs
  • VQF TwinVQ
  • WAV audio
  • WavPack
  • Westwood Audio (SND1)
  • Windows Media Audio 1
  • Windows Media Audio 2
  • Windows Media Audio 9
  • Windows Media Audio 9 Professional
  • Windows Media Audio Voice
  • Zygo audio

Unsupported Audio Codecs

  • None so far

Output Formats & Codecs

Web Output Formats & Codecs

  • H.264
  • MPEG-4
  • Theora
  • VP8
  • VP6
  • WMV
  • WebM
  • FLV
  • WMV (wmv, wma)
  • OGG (ogg, oga, ogv, ogx)
  • 3GP (3gp, 3gp2, 3g2, 3gpp, 3gpp2)
  • MP4 (mp4, m4a, m4v, f4v, f4a, m4b, m4r, f4b, mov)

Adaptive Streaming Output Formats & Codecs

  • H.264
  • TS
  • HLS
  • MSS
  • MPEG-DASH

Advanced Output Formats & Codecs

  • JPEG 2000
  • HEVC
  • AVCi
  • MPEG-TS

Audio Output Formats & Codecs

  • MP3
  • AAC
  • Vorbis
  • WMA
  • AAC