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Video File Formats


The third generation video standard. It integrates mp3, mp4, 3gpp, 3g3p and 3g2. It is most commonly used to capture video from your cell phone and place it online.

3G cell phones: Nokia,Siemens,Sony,Ericsson


a proprietary video file format, produced for mp4 players. The container is a modified version of avi.



a subset of the wmv format and was developed by Microsoft. The most common files types that are contained within an ASF file are Windows Media Audio, and Windows Media video.



audio video interleave, developed by Microsoft. Usually uses less compression than some similar formats and is a very popular format amongst internet users. Supported by almost all computers using Windows, and can be played on various players. (codecs: DivX, H263, H263+, H264, XviD, MPEG4, MSmpeg4)

 Flip Mino


 high-definition digital video format that can record in 1080i and 720p and still maintain a reasonably small file size. AVCHD files are based on the MPEG4 codec.

Sony & Panasonic HD Video cameras, Blu-ray Disc players and the Sony PlayStation®3











Flash video is playable within Flash movies files, which are supported by practically every browser on every platform.



a mpeg transport stream used mostly in broadcast and in HDV cameras.



Matroska video, the extensible open standard Audio/Video container. Built with the future in mind.



Common video format standardized by the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) (MPEG-I,MPEG-II,VCD,SVCD)


mov, qt

QuickTime format was developed by Apple and is a very common one. compatible with both Mac and Windows platforms, and can be played on an Apple Quicktime player. (codecs: H263,H264,MPEG4,SVQ..)




 The MPEG-4 video format uses separate compression for audio and video tracks; video is compressed with MPEG-4 video encoding; audio is compressed using AAC compression. The mp4 can most commonly be played on the Apple QuickTime Player or other movie players.(codecs: H263,H264,MPEG4..)


 nsv, ogg




 RealMedia is a format which was created my RealNetworks. It contains both audio and video data and typically used for streaming media files over the internet. Realmedia can play on a wide variety of media players for both Mac and Windows platforms.


 ram, rmvb





(Old Play Station)






 short for Windows Media Video was developed by Microsoft. Windows Media movies cannot be played on non-Windows computer without an extra (free) component installed.

 Window Movie Maker























































  • ts(HDTV)
  • viv, vob,


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