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Supported audio and video files for decoding

This topic provides an overview of the video/audio codecs and container formats (file extensions) supported for transcoding of audio and video files in FotoWeb.

What if your codec or container/format isn't listed?

If you are uncertain if your video files are supported and are unable to determine this by yourself from the lists below, or if you have older video codecs and container formats that you are uncertain of, reach out to us and send us a sample for testing.

For a video or audio file to be supported in FotoWeb the container format (extension) and all the codecs within the file must be in the list below.

Supported video containers/extensions

Below is a list of video container formats (extensions) that the FotoWeb transcoder will work with.

 

Container / File Extension
mpeg
3gp
3g2
m4v
mov
webm
dv
mp4
flv
avi
srt
mxf
ogg
swf
asf
wmv

Supported video codecs

Below is a list of video codecs that the FotoWeb transcoder will work with.

Codec

Description

012v

Uncompressed 4:2:2 10-bit

4xm

4X Movie

8bps

QuickTime 8BPS video

aasc

Autodesk RLE

aic

Apple Intermediate Codec

alias_pix

Alias/Wavefront PIX image

amv

AMV Video

anm

Deluxe Paint Animation

ansi

ASCII/ANSI art

asv1

ASUS V1

asv2

ASUS V2

aura

Auravision AURA

aura2

Auravision Aura 2

avrn

Avid AVI Codec

avrp

Avid 1:1 10-bit RGB Packer

avs

AVS (Audio Video Standard) video

avui

Avid Meridien Uncompressed

ayuv

Uncompressed packed MS 4:4:4:4

bethsoftvid

Bethesda VID video

bfi

Brute Force & Ignorance

binkvideo

Bink video

bintext

Binary text

bmp

BMP (Windows and OS/2 bitmap)

bmv_video

Discworld II BMV video

brender_pix

BRender PIX image

c93

Interplay C93

cavs

Chinese AVS (Audio Video Standard) (AVS1-P2, JiZhun profile) (encoders: libxavs )

cdgraphics

CD Graphics video

cdxl

Commodore CDXL video

cinepak

Cinepak

cljr

Cirrus Logic AccuPak

cllc

Canopus Lossless Codec

cmv

Electronic Arts CMV video (decoders: eacmv )

cpia

CPiA video format

cscd

CamStudio (decoders: camstudio )

cyuv

Creative YUV (CYUV)

dfa

Chronomaster DFA

dirac

Dirac (decoders: dirac libschroedinger ) (encoders: libschroedinger )

dnxhd

VC3/DNxHD

dpx

DPX (Digital Picture Exchange) image

dsicinvideo

Delphine Software International CIN video

dvvideo

DV (Digital Video)

dxa

Feeble Files/ScummVM DXA

dxtory

Dxtory

escape124

Escape 124

escape130

Escape 130

exr

OpenEXR image

ffv1

FFmpeg video codec #1

ffvhuff

Huffyuv FFmpeg variant

fic

Mirillis FIC

flashsv

Flash Screen Video v1

flashsv2

Flash Screen Video v2

flic

Autodesk Animator Flic video

flv1

FLV / Sorenson Spark / Sorenson H.263 (Flash Video) (decoders: flv ) (encoders: flv )

fraps

Fraps

frwu

Forward Uncompressed

g2m

Go2Meeting

gif

GIF (Graphics Interchange Format)

h261

H.261

h263

H.263 / H.263-1996, H.263+ / H.263-1998 / H.263 version 2

h263i

Intel H.263

h263p

H.263+ / H.263-1998 / H.263 version 2

h264

H.264 / AVC / MPEG-4 AVC / MPEG-4 part 10 (encoders: libx264 libx264rgb )

hevc

H.265 / HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) (encoders: libx265 )

hnm4video

HNM 4 video

huffyuv

HuffYUV

idcin

id Quake II CIN video (decoders: idcinvideo )

idf

iCEDraw text

iff_byterun1

IFF ByteRun1 (decoders: iff )

iff_ilbm

IFF ILBM (decoders: iff )

indeo2

Intel Indeo 2

indeo3

Intel Indeo 3

indeo4

Intel Indeo Video Interactive 4

indeo5

Intel Indeo Video Interactive 5

interplayvideo

Interplay MVE video

jpeg2000

JPEG 2000 (decoders: jpeg2000 libopenjpeg ) (encoders: jpeg2000 libopenjpeg )

jpegls

JPEG-LS

jv

Bitmap Brothers JV video

kgv1

Kega Game Video

kmvc

Karl Morton's video codec

lagarith

Lagarith lossless

loco

LOCO

mad

Electronic Arts Madcow Video (decoders: eamad )

mdec

Sony PlayStation MDEC (Motion DECoder)

mimic

Mimic

mjpeg

Motion JPEG

mjpegb

Apple MJPEG-B

mmvideo

American Laser Games MM Video

motionpixels

Motion Pixels video

mpeg1video

MPEG-1 video

mpeg2video

MPEG-2 video (decoders: mpeg2video mpegvideo )

mpeg4

MPEG-4 part 2 (encoders: mpeg4 libxvid )

msa1

MS ATC Screen

msmpeg4v1

MPEG-4 part 2 Microsoft variant version 1

msmpeg4v2

MPEG-4 part 2 Microsoft variant version 2

msmpeg4v3

MPEG-4 part 2 Microsoft variant version 3 (decoders: msmpeg4 ) (encoders: msmpeg4 )

msrle

Microsoft RLE

mss1

MS Screen 1

mss2

MS Windows Media Video V9 Screen

msvideo1

Microsoft Video 1

mszh

LCL (LossLess Codec Library) MSZH

mts2

MS Expression Encoder Screen

mvc1

Silicon Graphics Motion Video Compressor 1

mvc2

Silicon Graphics Motion Video Compressor 2

mxpeg

Mobotix MxPEG video

nuv

NuppelVideo/RTJPEG

paf_video

Amazing Studio Packed Animation File Video

pam

PAM (Portable AnyMap) image

pbm

PBM (Portable BitMap) image

pcx

PC Paintbrush PCX image

pgm

PGM (Portable GrayMap) image

pgmyuv

PGMYUV (Portable GrayMap YUV) image

pictor

Pictor/PC Paint

png

PNG (Portable Network Graphics) image

ppm

PPM (Portable PixelMap) image

prores

Apple ProRes (iCodec Pro) (decoders: prores prores_lgpl ) (encoders: prores prores_aw prores_ks

ptx

V.Flash PTX image

qdraw

Apple QuickDraw

qpeg

Q-team QPEG

qtrle

QuickTime Animation (RLE) video

r10k

AJA Kona 10-bit RGB Codec

r210

Uncompressed RGB 10-bit

rawvideo

raw video

rl2

RL2 video

roq

id RoQ video (decoders: roqvideo ) (encoders: roqvideo )

rpza

QuickTime video (RPZA)

rv10

RealVideo 1.0

rv20

RealVideo 2.0

rv30

RealVideo 3.0

rv40

RealVideo 4.0

sanm

LucasArts SANM/SMUSH video

sgi

SGI image

sgirle

SGI RLE 8-bit

smackvideo

Smacker video (decoders: smackvid )

smc

QuickTime Graphics (SMC)

smv

Sigmatel Motion Video (decoders: smvjpeg )

snow

Snow

sp5x

Sunplus JPEG (SP5X)

sunrast

Sun Rasterfile image

svq1

Sorenson Vector Quantizer 1 / Sorenson Video 1 / SVQ1

svq3

Sorenson Vector Quantizer 3 / Sorenson Video 3 / SVQ3

targa

Truevision Targa image

targa_y216

Pinnacle TARGA CineWave YUV16

tgq

Electronic Arts TGQ video (decoders: eatgq )

tgv

Electronic Arts TGV video (decoders: eatgv )

theora

Theora (encoders: libtheora )

thp

Nintendo Gamecube THP video

tiertexseqvideo

Tiertex Limited SEQ video

tiff

TIFF image

tmv

8088flex TMV

tqi

Electronic Arts TQI video (decoders: eatqi )

truemotion1

Duck TrueMotion 1.0

truemotion2

Duck TrueMotion 2.0

tscc

TechSmith Screen Capture Codec (decoders: camtasia )

tscc2

TechSmith Screen Codec 2

txd

Renderware TXD (TeXture Dictionary) image

ulti

IBM UltiMotion (decoders: ultimotion )

utvideo

Ut Video

v210

Uncompressed 4:2:2 10-bit

v210x

Uncompressed 4:2:2 10-bit

v308

Uncompressed packed 4:4:4

v408

Uncompressed packed QT 4:4:4:4

v410

Uncompressed 4:4:4 10-bit

vb

Beam Software VB

vble

VBLE Lossless Codec

vc1

SMPTE VC-1

vc1image

Windows Media Video 9 Image v2

vcr1

ATI VCR1

vixl

Miro VideoXL (decoders: xl )

vmdvideo

Sierra VMD video

vmnc

VMware Screen Codec / VMware Video

vp3

On2 VP3

vp5

On2 VP5

vp6

On2 VP6

vp6a

On2 VP6 (Flash version, with alpha channel)

vp6f

On2 VP6 (Flash version)

vp7

On2 VP7

vp8

On2 VP8 (decoders: vp8 libvpx ) (encoders: libvpx )

vp9

Google VP9 (decoders: vp9 libvpx-vp9 ) (encoders: libvpx-vp9 )

webp

WebP (encoders: libwebp )

wmv1

Windows Media Video 7

wmv2

Windows Media Video 8

wmv3

Windows Media Video 9

wmv3image

Windows Media Video 9 Image

wnv1

Winnov WNV1

ws_vqa

Westwood Studios VQA (Vector Quantized Animation) video (decoders: vqavideo )

xan_wc3

Wing Commander III / Xan

xan_wc4

Wing Commander IV / Xxan

xbin

eXtended BINary text

xbm

XBM (X BitMap) image

xface

X-face image

xwd

XWD (X Window Dump) image

y41p

Uncompressed YUV 4:1:1 12-bit

yop

Psygnosis YOP Video

yuv4

Uncompressed packed 4:2:0

zerocodec

ZeroCodec Lossless Video

zlib

LCL (LossLess Codec Library) ZLIB

zmbv

Zip Motion Blocks Video

Supported audio containers/extensions

Below is a list of audio container formats (extensions) that the FotoWeb transcoder will work with.

Container / File Extension
aiff
au
mp3
rm
wav
m4a

 

Supported audio codecs

Below is a list of audio codecs that the FotoWeb transcoder will work with.

Codec

Description

8svx_exp

8SVX exponential

8svx_fib

8SVX fibonacci

aac

AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) (encoders: aac libvo_aacenc )

aac_latm

AAC LATM (Advanced Audio Coding LATM syntax)

ac3

ATSC A/52A (AC-3) (decoders: ac3 ac3_fixed ) (encoders: ac3 ac3_fixed )

adpcm_4xm

ADPCM 4X Movie

adpcm_adx

SEGA CRI ADX ADPCM

adpcm_afc

ADPCM Nintendo Gamecube AFC

adpcm_ct

ADPCM Creative Technology

adpcm_dtk

ADPCM Nintendo Gamecube DTK

adpcm_ea

ADPCM Electronic Arts

adpcm_ea_maxis_xa

ADPCM Electronic Arts Maxis CDROM XA

adpcm_ea_r1

ADPCM Electronic Arts R1

adpcm_ea_r2

ADPCM Electronic Arts R2

adpcm_ea_r3

ADPCM Electronic Arts R3

adpcm_ea_xas

ADPCM Electronic Arts XAS

adpcm_g722

G.722 ADPCM (decoders: g722 ) (encoders: g722 )

adpcm_g726

G.726 ADPCM (decoders: g726 ) (encoders: g726 )

adpcm_g726le

G.726 ADPCM little-endian (decoders: g726le )

adpcm_ima_amv

ADPCM IMA AMV

adpcm_ima_apc

ADPCM IMA CRYO APC

adpcm_ima_dk3

ADPCM IMA Duck DK3

adpcm_ima_dk4

ADPCM IMA Duck DK4

adpcm_ima_ea_eacs

ADPCM IMA Electronic Arts EACS

adpcm_ima_ea_sead

ADPCM IMA Electronic Arts SEAD

adpcm_ima_iss

ADPCM IMA Funcom ISS

adpcm_ima_oki

ADPCM IMA Dialogic OKI

adpcm_ima_qt

ADPCM IMA QuickTime

adpcm_ima_rad

ADPCM IMA Radical

adpcm_ima_smjpeg

ADPCM IMA Loki SDL MJPEG

adpcm_ima_wav

ADPCM IMA WAV

adpcm_ima_ws

ADPCM IMA Westwood

adpcm_ms

ADPCM Microsoft

adpcm_sbpro_2

ADPCM Sound Blaster Pro 2-bit

adpcm_sbpro_3

ADPCM Sound Blaster Pro 2.6-bit

adpcm_sbpro_4

ADPCM Sound Blaster Pro 4-bit

adpcm_swf

ADPCM Shockwave Flash

adpcm_thp

ADPCM Nintendo Gamecube THP

adpcm_vima

LucasArts VIMA audio (decoders: adpcm_vima vima )

adpcm_xa

ADPCM CDROM XA

adpcm_yamaha

ADPCM Yamaha

alac

ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec)

amr_nb

AMR-NB (Adaptive Multi-Rate NarrowBand) (decoders: amrnb libopencore_amrnb ) (encoders: libopencore_amrnb )

amr_wb

AMR-WB (Adaptive Multi-Rate WideBand) (decoders: amrwb libopencore_amrwb ) (encoders: libvo_amrwbenc )

ape

Monkey's Audio

atrac1

ATRAC1 (Adaptive TRansform Acoustic Coding)

atrac3

ATRAC3 (Adaptive TRansform Acoustic Coding 3)

atrac3p

ATRAC3+ (Adaptive TRansform Acoustic Coding 3+) (decoders: atrac3plus )

avc

On2 Audio for Video Codec (decoders: on2avc )

binkaudio_dct

Bink Audio (DCT)

binkaudio_rdft

Bink Audio (RDFT)

bmv_audio

Discworld II BMV audio

comfortnoise

RFC 3389 Comfort Noise

cook

Cook / Cooker / Gecko (RealAudio G2)

dsd_lsbf

DSD (Direct Stream Digital), least significant bit first

dsd_lsbf_planar

DSD (Direct Stream Digital), least significant bit first, planar

dsd_msbf

DSD (Direct Stream Digital), most significant bit first

dsd_msbf_planar

DSD (Direct Stream Digital), most significant bit first, planar

dsicinaudio

Delphine Software International CIN audio

dts

DCA (DTS Coherent Acoustics) (decoders: dca ) (encoders: dca )

eac3

ATSC A/52B (AC-3, E-AC-3)

evrc

EVRC (Enhanced Variable Rate Codec)

flac

FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec)

g723_1

G.723.1

g729

G.729

gsm

GSM (decoders: gsm libgsm ) (encoders: libgsm )

gsm_ms

GSM Microsoft variant (decoders: gsm_ms libgsm_ms ) (encoders: libgsm_ms )

iac

IAC (Indeo Audio Coder)

ilbc

iLBC (Internet Low Bitrate Codec) (decoders: libilbc ) (encoders: libilbc )

imc

IMC (Intel Music Coder)

interplay_dpcm

DPCM Interplay

mace3

MACE (Macintosh Audio Compression/Expansion) 3:1

mace6

MACE (Macintosh Audio Compression/Expansion) 6:1

metasound

Voxware MetaSound

mlp

MLP (Meridian Lossless Packing)

mp1

MP1 (MPEG audio layer 1) (decoders: mp1 mp1float )

mp2

MP2 (MPEG audio layer 2) (decoders: mp2 mp2float ) (encoders: mp2 mp2fixed libtwolame )

mp3

MP3 (MPEG audio layer 3) (decoders: mp3 mp3float ) (encoders: libmp3lame )

mp3adu

ADU (Application Data Unit) MP3 (MPEG audio layer 3) (decoders: mp3adu mp3adufloat )

mp3on4

MP3onMP4 (decoders: mp3on4 mp3on4float )

mp4als

MPEG-4 Audio Lossless Coding (ALS) (decoders: als )

musepack7

Musepack SV7 (decoders: mpc7 )

musepack8

Musepack SV8 (decoders: mpc8 )

nellymoser

Nellymoser Asao

opus

Opus (Opus Interactive Audio Codec) (decoders: opus libopus ) (encoders: libopus )

paf_audio

Amazing Studio Packed Animation File Audio

pcm_alaw

PCM A-law / G.711 A-law

pcm_bluray

PCM signed 16, 20, 24-bit big-endian for Blu-ray media

pcm_dvd

PCM signed 20, 24-bit big-endian

pcm_f32be

PCM 32-bit floating point big-endian

pcm_f32le

PCM 32-bit floating point little-endian

pcm_f64be

PCM 64-bit floating point big-endian

pcm_f64le

PCM 64-bit floating point little-endian

pcm_lxf

PCM signed 20-bit little-endian planar

pcm_mulaw

PCM mu-law / G.711 mu-law

pcm_s16be

PCM signed 16-bit big-endian

pcm_s16be_planar

PCM signed 16-bit big-endian planar

pcm_s16le

PCM signed 16-bit little-endian

pcm_s16le_planar

PCM signed 16-bit little-endian planar

pcm_s24be

PCM signed 24-bit big-endian

pcm_s24daud

PCM D-Cinema audio signed 24-bit

pcm_s24le

PCM signed 24-bit little-endian

pcm_s24le_planar

PCM signed 24-bit little-endian planar

pcm_s32be

PCM signed 32-bit big-endian

pcm_s32le

PCM signed 32-bit little-endian

pcm_s32le_planar

PCM signed 32-bit little-endian planar

pcm_s8

PCM signed 8-bit

pcm_s8_planar

PCM signed 8-bit planar

pcm_u16be

PCM unsigned 16-bit big-endian

pcm_u16le

PCM unsigned 16-bit little-endian

pcm_u24be

PCM unsigned 24-bit big-endian

pcm_u24le

PCM unsigned 24-bit little-endian

pcm_u32be

PCM unsigned 32-bit big-endian

pcm_u32le

PCM unsigned 32-bit little-endian

pcm_u8

PCM unsigned 8-bit

pcm_zork

PCM Zork

qcelp

QCELP / PureVoice

qdm2

QDesign Music Codec 2

ra_144

RealAudio 1.0 (14.4K) (decoders: real_144 ) (encoders: real_144 )

ra_288

RealAudio 2.0 (28.8K) (decoders: real_288 )

ralf

RealAudio Lossless

roq_dpcm

DPCM id RoQ

s302m

SMPTE 302M

shorten

Shorten

sipr

RealAudio SIPR / ACELP.NET

smackaudio

Smacker audio (decoders: smackaud )

sol_dpcm

DPCM Sol

sonic

Sonic

speex

Speex (decoders: libspeex ) (encoders: libspeex )

tak

TAK (Tom's lossless Audio Kompressor)

truehd

TrueHD

truespeech

DSP Group TrueSpeech

tta

TTA (True Audio)

twinvq

VQF TwinVQ

vima

LucasArts VIMA audio (deprecated id) (decoders: adpcm_vima vima )

vmdaudio

Sierra VMD audio

vorbis

Vorbis (decoders: vorbis libvorbis ) (encoders: vorbis libvorbis )

wavesynth

Wave synthesis pseudo-codec

wavpack

WavPack (encoders: wavpack libwavpack )

westwood_snd1

Westwood Audio (SND1) (decoders: ws_snd1 )

wmalossless

Windows Media Audio Lossless

wmapro

Windows Media Audio 9 Professional

wmav1

Windows Media Audio 1

wmav2

Windows Media Audio 2

wmavoice

Windows Media Audio Voice

xan_dpcm

DPCM Xan