Saturday, May 12, 2007

Guidelines on Video Codecs, File Extensions & File Types

This post will help you regarding audio and/or video codecs, file formats, its application compatibility and more links to get you through.

VIDEO CODECS

Cross-platform media player: VLC Player

Windows Media Player:
[WMV, AVI, MPEG, MPG, ASF, ASX, WMA, WMD, WMP, WMX, WVX]

Real Player:
[RAM, RM, RMVB, RA, RMP, RTSP, ]

Quicktime:
[MOV, AVI, QT, DV, MP4]

XviD / DivX:
http://www.xvidmovies.com/codec/
http://www.divx.com

FLV Player & Encoder:
FLV Player 1.3.3
Riva FLV Encoder


FILE EXTENSIONS & FILE TYPES

These file formats are playable on their respective players.

*** Windows Media Player ***
MPEG - MPEG-1 Video
MP3 - MPEG-1 Audio Layer
WMA - Windows Media Audio
WMV - Windows Media Video
AVI - Audio Video Interleave
ASF - Advanced Systems Format
VOB - DVD Video Object (Media Player Classic, VLC Player)
WAV - Windows WAVE File

*** FLV Player ***
FLV - Flash Video

*** Real Player ***
RAM - RealPlayer Metafile
RM - RealMedia File
RMP - RealMedia Package
RMVB - RealVideo Variable Bit Rate
RA - RealAudio Clip

*** Quicktime Player ***
MOV, QT, MQV - Quicktime Movie
MPEG - MPEG-1 Video
MP4 - MPEG Layer-4 Audio/Video
AVI - Audio Video Interleave
DV - Digital Video
3GP/3GPP/3GPP2 - 3GPP Multimedia File
QT - Apple Quicktime Movie
AU - Audio File
AIFF - Audio Interchange File Format
MIDI - MIDI File
AAC - Advanced Audio Coding File
WAV - WAVE Audio File


More infos on different file types & their respective applications:

File Formats & Extensions
http://www.bbc.co.uk/guidelines/newmedia/technical/file_extensions.shtml
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_file_formats

Digital Video File Formats
http://www.petesvideo.com/vidDVformats.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_file_format
http://www.fileinfo.net/filetypes/video

Digital Audio File Formats
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio_file_format
http://www.fileinfo.net/filetypes/audio

1 comment:

Neo said...

Great blog!

Just for additional info: one can find pros and cons of various video codecs at

http://video-codecs.blogspot.com/

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