FFMPEG An Intermediate Guide/File Formats

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3g2[edit]

FFMPEG: Encoding
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Description: 3GP2 format

3gp[edit]

FFMPEG: Encoding
Full Name: 3GP format
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Description:

4xm[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: 4X Technologies format

IFF[edit]

FFMPEG: Encoding
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Description: IFF format

ISS[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: Funcom ISS format

MTV[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: MTV format

RoQ[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: raw id RoQ format

aac[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: raw ADTS AAC

ac3[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: raw AC-3

adts[edit]

FFMPEG: Encoding
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Description: ADTS AAC

aea[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: MD STUDIO audio

aiff[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: Audio IFF

alaw[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: PCM A-law format

alsa[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: ALSA audio output

amr[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: 3GPP AMR file format

apc[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: CRYO APC format

ape[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: Monkey's Audio

asf[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: ASF format

asf_stream[edit]

FFMPEG: Encoding
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Description: ASF format

ass[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: SSA/ASS format

au[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: SUN AU format

avi[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: AVI format

avm2[edit]

FFMPEG: Encoding
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Description: Flash 9 (AVM2) format

avs[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: AVS format

bethsoftvid[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: Bethesda Softworks VID format

bfi[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: Brute Force & Ignorance

c93[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: Interplay C93

caf[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: Apple Core Audio Format

cavsvideo[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: raw Chinese AVS video

crc[edit]

FFMPEG: Encoding
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Description: CRC testing format

daud[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: D-Cinema audio format

dirac[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: raw Dirac

dnxhd[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: raw DNxHD (SMPTE VC-3)

dsicin[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: Delphine Software International CIN format

dts[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: raw DTS

dv[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: DV video format

dv1394[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: DV1394 A/V grab

dvd[edit]

FFMPEG: Encoding
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Description: MPEG-2 PS format (DVD VOB)
For more information see the MPEG page.

dxa[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: DXA

ea[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: Electronic Arts Multimedia Format

ea_cdata[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: Electronic Arts cdata

eac3[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: raw E-AC-3

f32be[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: PCM 32 bit floating-point big-endian format

f32le[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: PCM 32 bit floating-point little-endian format

f64be[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: PCM 64 bit floating-point big-endian format

f64le[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: PCM 64 bit floating-point little-endian format

ffm[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: FFM (FFserver live feed) format

film_cpk[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: Sega FILM/CPK format

flac[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: raw FLAC

flic[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: FLI/FLC/FLX animation format

flv[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: FLV format

framecrc[edit]

FFMPEG: Encoding
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Description: framecrc testing format

gif[edit]

FFMPEG: Encoding
Full Name: Graphic Interchange Format
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Description: GIF Animation

gsm[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: raw GSM

gxf[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: GXF format

h261[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: raw H.261

h263[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
Full Name: Sorencer Video
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Description: raw H.263

h264[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: raw H.264 video format

idcin[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: id Cinematic format

image2[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: image2 sequence

image2pipe[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: piped image2 sequence

[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
Full Name: ingenient
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Description: raw Ingenient MJPEG

ipmovie[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: Interplay MVE format

ipod[edit]

FFMPEG: Encoding
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Description: iPod H.264 MP4 format

lmlm4[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: lmlm4 raw format

m4v[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: raw MPEG-4 video format
For more information see the MPEG page.

matroska[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: Matroska file format

mjpeg[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: raw MJPEG video

mlp[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: raw MLP

mm[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: American Laser Games MM format

mmf[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: Yamaha SMAF

mov[edit]

FFMPEG: Encoding, Decoding dependant on input Codec.
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Description: MOV format
Although not list as decodable in the official manual, a lot of the codecs are fully decodable. check whether the embedded codec is decodable by FFMPEG.

mov,mp4,m4a,3gp,3g2,mj2[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: QuickTime/MPEG-4/Motion JPEG 2000 format

mp2[edit]

FFMPEG: Encoding
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Description: MPEG audio layer 2
For more information see the MPEG page.

mp3[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: MPEG audio layer 3
For more information see the MPEG page.

mp4[edit]

FFMPEG: Encoding
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Description: MP4 format
For more information see the MPEG page.

mpc[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: Musepack

mpc8[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: Musepack SV8

mpeg[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: MPEG-1 System format
For more information see the MPEG page.

mpeg1video[edit]

FFMPEG: Encoding
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Description: raw MPEG-1 video
For more information see the MPEG page.

mpeg2video[edit]

FFMPEG: Encoding
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Description: raw MPEG-2 video
For more information see the MPEG page.

mpegts[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: MPEG-2 transport stream format
For more information see the MPEG page.

mpegtsraw[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: MPEG-2 raw transport stream format
For more information see the MPEG page.

mpegvideo[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: raw MPEG video
For more information see the MPEG page.

mpjpeg[edit]

FFMPEG: Encoding
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Description: MIME multipart JPEG format

msnwctcp[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: MSN TCP Webcam stream

mulaw[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: PCM mu-law format

mvi[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: Motion Pixels MVI format

mxf[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
Full Name: Material eXchange Format
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Description: Avid exchange format, used by Avid video editor for storing all videos for the Avid system.

mxf_d10[edit]

FFMPEG: Encoding
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Description: Material eXchange Format, D-10 Mapping

nc[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: NC camera feed format

nsv[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: Nullsoft Streaming Video

null[edit]

FFMPEG: Encoding
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Description: raw null video format

nut[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: NUT format

nuv[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: NuppelVideo format

ogg[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: Ogg

oma[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: Sony OpenMG audio

oss[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: Open Sound System playback

psp[edit]

FFMPEG: Encoding
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Description: PSP MP4 format
For more information see the MPEG page.

psxstr[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: Sony PlayStation STR format

pva[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: TechnoTrend PVA file and stream format

qcp[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: QCP format

r3d[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: REDCODE R3D format

rawvideo[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: raw video format

rcv[edit]

FFMPEG: Encoding
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Description: VC-1 test bitstream

redir[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: Redirector format

rl2[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: RL2 format

rm[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: RealMedia format

rpl[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: RPL/ARMovie format

rtp[edit]

FFMPEG: Encoding
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Description: RTP output format

rtsp[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: RTSP input format

s16be[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: PCM signed 16 bit big-endian format

s16le[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: PCM signed 16 bit little-endian format

s24be[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: PCM signed 24 bit big-endian format

s24le[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: PCM signed 24 bit little-endian format

s32be[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: PCM signed 32 bit big-endian format

s32le[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: PCM signed 32 bit little-endian format

s8[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: PCM signed 8 bit format

sdp[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: SDP

shn[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: raw Shorten

siff[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: Beam Software SIFF

smk[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: Smacker video

sol[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: Sierra SOL format

sox[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: SoX native format

spdif[edit]

FFMPEG: Encoding
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Description: IEC958 - S/PDIF (IEC-61937)

svcd[edit]

FFMPEG: Encoding
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Description: MPEG-2 PS format (VOB)
For more information see the MPEG page.

swf[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: Flash format

thp[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: THP

tiertexseq[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: Tiertex Limited SEQ format

tmv[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: 8088flex TMV

truehd[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: raw TrueHD

tta[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: True Audio

txd[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: Renderware TeXture Dictionary

u16be[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: PCM unsigned 16 bit big-endian format

u16le[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: PCM unsigned 16 bit little-endian format

u24be[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: PCM unsigned 24 bit big-endian format

u24le[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: PCM unsigned 24 bit little-endian format

u32be[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: PCM unsigned 32 bit big-endian format

u32le[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: PCM unsigned 32 bit little-endian format

u8[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: PCM unsigned 8 bit format

vc1[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: raw VC-1

vc1test[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: VC-1 test bitstream format

vcd[edit]

FFMPEG: Encoding
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Description: MPEG-1 System format (VCD)
For more information see the MPEG page.

video4linux[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: Video4Linux device grab

video4linux2[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: Video4Linux2 device grab

vmd[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: Sierra VMD format

vob[edit]

FFMPEG: Encoding
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Description: MPEG-2 PS format (VOB)

voc[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: Creative Voice file format

vqf[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) TwinVQ

w64[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: Sony Wave64 format

wav[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: WAV format

wc3movie[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: Wing Commander III movie format

webm[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
Full Name:
Web site: http://www.webmproject.org/
Description:

wsaud[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: Westwood Studios audio format

wsvqa[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: Westwood Studios VQA format

wv[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: WavPack

x11grab[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: X11grab

xa[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding
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Description: Maxis XA File Format

yuv4mpegpipe[edit]

FFMPEG: Decoding, Encoding
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Description: YUV4MPEG pipe format