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* [[Indeo]]
* [[Indeo]]
* [[Moving Blocks]] - Acorn Replay stream
* [[Moving Blocks]] - Acorn Replay stream
* [[MPEG]] and all of its variants ([[MPEG-1]], [[MPEG-2]], [[MPEG-4]], etc.)
* [[MPEG]] and all of its variants ([[MPEG-1]], [[MPEG-2]], [[MPEG-4]], [[MPEG-H]], etc.)
** [[3ivx]] (this is just another fourcc for an MPEG-4 variant)
** [[3ivx]] (this is just another fourcc for an MPEG-4 variant)
** [[DivX]] (this is essentially MPEG-4 with some quirks)
** [[DivX]] (this is essentially MPEG-4 with some quirks)

Revision as of 13:59, 6 June 2017

File Format
Name Video




Pure video formats

These formats are "monolithic" video formats, meaning that the file format and the encoding of the video data are tied to each other.

See also Graphics: Animated image formats.

Video container formats

These formats are only containers for video, which can contain videos in many different encodings (or even other data like audio)

Video stream formats

These formats are raw bitstream formats commonly contained in one of the above containers (but not necessarily)

Metadata formats

  • F4M (Flash Media Manifest)
  • SRR (reScene files)
  • SRS (reSample files)

Subtitle formats

Interactive media files

(generally accompany video streams and other multimedia, tying them together in a presentation or user-interaction as on a disc)

  • BDMV (Blu-ray disc files for user interactivity)
  • CLPI (Blu-ray disc clip info files)
  • MPLS (Blu-ray disc playlists)

Video Developer/Editor files

Video streaming services

Television broadcast formats

Also see Chyron for on-screen graphics.

See Radio for more details of how such broadcasts are transmitted.

3D video


These formats might eventually get sorted into the above categories, or might not quite fit in any of them.


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