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1\input texinfo @c -*- texinfo -*-
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3@settitle General Documentation
4@titlepage
d0e1cd3d 5@center @titlefont{General Documentation}
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8@top
9
10@contents
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9bdfe9ac 12@chapter External libraries
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f8a45fa1 14Libav can be hooked up with a number of external libraries to add support
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15for more formats. None of them are used by default, their use has to be
16explicitly requested by passing the appropriate flags to @file{./configure}.
17
9bdfe9ac 18@section OpenCORE and VisualOn libraries
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20Spun off Google Android sources, OpenCore and VisualOn libraries provide
21encoders for a number of audio codecs.
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23@float NOTE
24OpenCORE and VisualOn libraries are under the Apache License 2.0
25(see @url{http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0} for details), which is
0b175caa 26incompatible with the LGPL version 2.1 and GPL version 2. You have to
f8a45fa1 27upgrade Libav's license to LGPL version 3 (or if you have enabled
0b175caa 28GPL components, GPL version 3) to use it.
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29@end float
30
31@subsection OpenCORE AMR
32
33Libav can make use of the OpenCORE libraries for AMR-NB
34decoding/encoding and AMR-WB decoding.
35
36Go to @url{http://sourceforge.net/projects/opencore-amr/} and follow the
37instructions for installing the libraries.
38Then pass @code{--enable-libopencore-amrnb} and/or
39@code{--enable-libopencore-amrwb} to configure to enable them.
40
41@subsection VisualOn AAC encoder library
42
43Libav can make use of the VisualOn AACenc library for AAC encoding.
44
45Go to @url{http://sourceforge.net/projects/opencore-amr/} and follow the
46instructions for installing the library.
47Then pass @code{--enable-libvo-aacenc} to configure to enable it.
48
49@subsection VisualOn AMR-WB encoder library
50
51Libav can make use of the VisualOn AMR-WBenc library for AMR-WB encoding.
52
53Go to @url{http://sourceforge.net/projects/opencore-amr/} and follow the
54instructions for installing the library.
55Then pass @code{--enable-libvo-amrwbenc} to configure to enable it.
56
57@section LAME
58
59Libav can make use of the LAME library for MP3 encoding.
60
61Go to @url{http://lame.sourceforge.net/} and follow the
62instructions for installing the library.
63Then pass @code{--enable-libmp3lame} to configure to enable it.
64
65@section libvpx
66
67Libav can make use of the libvpx library for VP8 encoding.
68
69Go to @url{http://www.webmproject.org/} and follow the instructions for
70installing the library. Then pass @code{--enable-libvpx} to configure to
71enable it.
72
73@section x264
74
75Libav can make use of the x264 library for H.264 encoding.
76
77Go to @url{http://www.videolan.org/developers/x264.html} and follow the
78instructions for installing the library. Then pass @code{--enable-libx264} to
79configure to enable it.
80
81@float NOTE
82x264 is under the GNU Public License Version 2 or later
83(see @url{http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/gpl-2.0.html} for
84details), you must upgrade Libav's license to GPL in order to use it.
85@end float
86
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89@chapter Supported File Formats and Codecs
90
0584b718 91You can use the @code{-formats} and @code{-codecs} options to have an exhaustive list.
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93@section File Formats
94
f8a45fa1 95Libav supports the following file formats through the @code{libavformat}
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96library:
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98@multitable @columnfractions .4 .1 .1 .4
b3de4544 99@item Name @tab Encoding @tab Decoding @tab Comments
64c2f20a 100@item 4xm @tab @tab X
c6b2dc34 101 @tab 4X Technologies format, used in some games.
f0b19bd3 102@item 8088flex TMV @tab @tab X
574b183d 103@item Adobe Filmstrip @tab X @tab X
39271be4 104@item Audio IFF (AIFF) @tab X @tab X
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105@item American Laser Games MM @tab @tab X
106 @tab Multimedia format used in games like Mad Dog McCree.
39271be4 107@item 3GPP AMR @tab X @tab X
cd223e0b 108@item Apple HTTP Live Streaming @tab @tab X
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109@item ASF @tab X @tab X
110@item AVI @tab X @tab X
39271be4 111@item AVISynth @tab @tab X
c6b2dc34 112@item AVS @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 113 @tab Multimedia format used by the Creature Shock game.
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114@item Beam Software SIFF @tab @tab X
115 @tab Audio and video format used in some games by Beam Software.
116@item Bethesda Softworks VID @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 117 @tab Used in some games from Bethesda Softworks.
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118@item Bink @tab @tab X
119 @tab Multimedia format used by many games.
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120@item Bitmap Brothers JV @tab @tab X
121 @tab Used in Z and Z95 games.
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122@item Brute Force & Ignorance @tab @tab X
123 @tab Used in the game Flash Traffic: City of Angels.
b21e6b70 124@item BWF @tab X @tab X
779ef255 125@item CRI ADX @tab X @tab X
a17c3c7d 126 @tab Audio-only format used in console video games.
f545e006 127@item Discworld II BMV @tab @tab X
913c3e2c 128@item Interplay C93 @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 129 @tab Used in the game Cyberia from Interplay.
913c3e2c 130@item Delphine Software International CIN @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 131 @tab Multimedia format used by Delphine Software games.
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132@item CD+G @tab @tab X
133 @tab Video format used by CD+G karaoke disks
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134@item Commodore CDXL @tab @tab X
135 @tab Amiga CD video format
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136@item Core Audio Format @tab @tab X
137 @tab Apple Core Audio Format
39271be4 138@item CRC testing format @tab X @tab
913c3e2c 139@item Creative Voice @tab X @tab X
d698c5d3 140 @tab Created for the Sound Blaster Pro.
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141@item CRYO APC @tab @tab X
142 @tab Audio format used in some games by CRYO Interactive Entertainment.
39271be4 143@item D-Cinema audio @tab X @tab X
e6565055 144@item Deluxe Paint Animation @tab @tab X
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145@item DFA @tab @tab X
146 @tab This format is used in Chronomaster game
913c3e2c 147@item DV video @tab X @tab X
c6b2dc34 148@item DXA @tab @tab X
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149 @tab This format is used in the non-Windows version of the Feeble Files
150 game and different game cutscenes repacked for use with ScummVM.
39271be4 151@item Electronic Arts cdata @tab @tab X
c6b2dc34 152@item Electronic Arts Multimedia @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 153 @tab Used in various EA games; files have extensions like WVE and UV2.
4d58e4cb 154@item FFM (AVserver live feed) @tab X @tab X
39271be4 155@item Flash (SWF) @tab X @tab X
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156@item Flash 9 (AVM2) @tab X @tab X
157 @tab Only embedded audio is decoded.
158@item FLI/FLC/FLX animation @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 159 @tab .fli/.flc files
6ffd7edd 160@item Flash Video (FLV) @tab X @tab X
d698c5d3 161 @tab Macromedia Flash video files
39271be4 162@item framecrc testing format @tab X @tab
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163@item FunCom ISS @tab @tab X
164 @tab Audio format used in various games from FunCom like The Longest Journey.
39271be4 165@item GIF Animation @tab X @tab
c6b2dc34 166@item GXF @tab X @tab X
d698c5d3 167 @tab General eXchange Format SMPTE 360M, used by Thomson Grass Valley
64c2f20a 168 playout servers.
dd2d651d 169@item id Quake II CIN video @tab @tab X
76ec3939 170@item id RoQ @tab X @tab X
d698c5d3 171 @tab Used in Quake III, Jedi Knight 2, other computer games.
3b39e273 172@item IEC61937 encapsulation @tab X @tab X
c6b2dc34 173@item IFF @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 174 @tab Interchange File Format
c6b2dc34 175@item Interplay MVE @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 176 @tab Format used in various Interplay computer games.
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177@item IV8 @tab @tab X
178 @tab A format generated by IndigoVision 8000 video server.
54bc6403 179@item IVF (On2) @tab X @tab X
173bb37f 180 @tab A format used by libvpx
0ca36b4d 181@item LATM @tab X @tab X
c6b2dc34 182@item LMLM4 @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 183 @tab Used by Linux Media Labs MPEG-4 PCI boards
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184@item LXF @tab @tab X
185 @tab VR native stream format, used by Leitch/Harris' video servers.
64c2f20a 186@item Matroska @tab X @tab X
39271be4 187@item Matroska audio @tab X @tab
fd5b124d 188@item FFmpeg metadata @tab X @tab X
a4651511 189 @tab Metadata in text format.
913c3e2c 190@item MAXIS XA @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 191 @tab Used in Sim City 3000; file extension .xa.
61dc238b 192@item MD Studio @tab @tab X
9d09ebf1 193@item Mobotix .mxg @tab @tab X
64c2f20a 194@item Monkey's Audio @tab @tab X
822cc8f7 195@item Motion Pixels MVI @tab @tab X
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196@item MOV/QuickTime/MP4 @tab X @tab X
197 @tab 3GP, 3GP2, PSP, iPod variants supported
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198@item MP2 @tab X @tab X
199@item MP3 @tab X @tab X
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200@item MPEG-1 System @tab X @tab X
201 @tab muxed audio and video, VCD format supported
202@item MPEG-PS (program stream) @tab X @tab X
203 @tab also known as @code{VOB} file, SVCD and DVD format supported
204@item MPEG-TS (transport stream) @tab X @tab X
d698c5d3 205 @tab also known as DVB Transport Stream
c6b2dc34 206@item MPEG-4 @tab X @tab X
d698c5d3 207 @tab MPEG-4 is a variant of QuickTime.
39271be4 208@item MIME multipart JPEG @tab X @tab
bac4c85c 209@item MSN TCP webcam @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 210 @tab Used by MSN Messenger webcam streams.
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211@item MTV @tab @tab X
212@item Musepack @tab @tab X
213@item Musepack SV8 @tab @tab X
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214@item Material eXchange Format (MXF) @tab X @tab X
215 @tab SMPTE 377M, used by D-Cinema, broadcast industry.
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216@item Material eXchange Format (MXF), D-10 Mapping @tab X @tab X
217 @tab SMPTE 386M, D-10/IMX Mapping.
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218@item NC camera feed @tab @tab X
219 @tab NC (AVIP NC4600) camera streams
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220@item NTT TwinVQ (VQF) @tab @tab X
221 @tab Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation TwinVQ.
913c3e2c 222@item Nullsoft Streaming Video @tab @tab X
39271be4 223@item NuppelVideo @tab @tab X
c6b2dc34 224@item NUT @tab X @tab X
d698c5d3 225 @tab NUT Open Container Format
39271be4 226@item Ogg @tab X @tab X
f28070a1 227@item Playstation Portable PMP @tab @tab X
913c3e2c 228@item TechnoTrend PVA @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 229 @tab Used by TechnoTrend DVB PCI boards.
cdce0fb8 230@item QCP @tab @tab X
43dedc1e 231@item raw ADTS (AAC) @tab X @tab X
76ec3939 232@item raw AC-3 @tab X @tab X
de295976 233@item raw Chinese AVS video @tab X @tab X
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234@item raw CRI ADX @tab X @tab X
235@item raw Dirac @tab X @tab X
236@item raw DNxHD @tab X @tab X
237@item raw DTS @tab X @tab X
238@item raw E-AC-3 @tab X @tab X
239@item raw FLAC @tab X @tab X
240@item raw GSM @tab @tab X
241@item raw H.261 @tab X @tab X
242@item raw H.263 @tab X @tab X
243@item raw H.264 @tab X @tab X
244@item raw Ingenient MJPEG @tab @tab X
76ec3939 245@item raw MJPEG @tab X @tab X
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246@item raw MLP @tab @tab X
247@item raw MPEG @tab @tab X
248@item raw MPEG-1 @tab @tab X
249@item raw MPEG-2 @tab @tab X
250@item raw MPEG-4 @tab X @tab X
251@item raw NULL @tab X @tab
81b55ee5 252@item raw video @tab X @tab X
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253@item raw id RoQ @tab X @tab
254@item raw Shorten @tab @tab X
23d9cc45 255@item raw TrueHD @tab X @tab X
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256@item raw VC-1 @tab @tab X
257@item raw PCM A-law @tab X @tab X
258@item raw PCM mu-law @tab X @tab X
259@item raw PCM signed 8 bit @tab X @tab X
260@item raw PCM signed 16 bit big-endian @tab X @tab X
261@item raw PCM signed 16 bit little-endian @tab X @tab X
262@item raw PCM signed 24 bit big-endian @tab X @tab X
263@item raw PCM signed 24 bit little-endian @tab X @tab X
264@item raw PCM signed 32 bit big-endian @tab X @tab X
265@item raw PCM signed 32 bit little-endian @tab X @tab X
266@item raw PCM unsigned 8 bit @tab X @tab X
267@item raw PCM unsigned 16 bit big-endian @tab X @tab X
268@item raw PCM unsigned 16 bit little-endian @tab X @tab X
269@item raw PCM unsigned 24 bit big-endian @tab X @tab X
270@item raw PCM unsigned 24 bit little-endian @tab X @tab X
271@item raw PCM unsigned 32 bit big-endian @tab X @tab X
272@item raw PCM unsigned 32 bit little-endian @tab X @tab X
273@item raw PCM floating-point 32 bit big-endian @tab X @tab X
274@item raw PCM floating-point 32 bit little-endian @tab X @tab X
275@item raw PCM floating-point 64 bit big-endian @tab X @tab X
276@item raw PCM floating-point 64 bit little-endian @tab X @tab X
39271be4 277@item RDT @tab @tab X
913c3e2c 278@item REDCODE R3D @tab @tab X
7eb68edb 279 @tab File format used by RED Digital cameras, contains JPEG 2000 frames and PCM audio.
64c2f20a 280@item RealMedia @tab X @tab X
39271be4 281@item Redirector @tab @tab X
913c3e2c 282@item Renderware TeXture Dictionary @tab @tab X
c6b2dc34 283@item RL2 @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 284 @tab Audio and video format used in some games by Entertainment Software Partners.
39271be4 285@item RPL/ARMovie @tab @tab X
e8723e24 286@item Lego Mindstorms RSO @tab X @tab X
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287@item RTMP @tab X @tab X
288 @tab Output is performed by publishing stream to RTMP server
44594cc7 289@item RTP @tab X @tab X
6f5a3d0a 290@item RTSP @tab X @tab X
01c8d258 291@item SAP @tab X @tab X
39271be4 292@item SDP @tab @tab X
c6b2dc34 293@item Sega FILM/CPK @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 294 @tab Used in many Sega Saturn console games.
913c3e2c 295@item Sierra SOL @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 296 @tab .sol files used in Sierra Online games.
c6b2dc34 297@item Sierra VMD @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 298 @tab Used in Sierra CD-ROM games.
c6b2dc34 299@item Smacker @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 300 @tab Multimedia format used by many games.
ffa0923e 301@item SMJPEG @tab X @tab X
b5aecc6b 302 @tab Used in certain Loki game ports.
f40e7eb5 303@item Sony OpenMG (OMA) @tab X @tab X
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304 @tab Audio format used in Sony Sonic Stage and Sony Vegas.
305@item Sony PlayStation STR @tab @tab X
740e89cf 306@item Sony Wave64 (W64) @tab @tab X
cbfe5bee 307@item SoX native format @tab X @tab X
64c2f20a 308@item SUN AU format @tab X @tab X
5a717094 309@item Text files @tab @tab X
c6b2dc34 310@item THP @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 311 @tab Used on the Nintendo GameCube.
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312@item Tiertex Limited SEQ @tab @tab X
313 @tab Tiertex .seq files used in the DOS CD-ROM version of the game Flashback.
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314@item True Audio @tab @tab X
315@item VC-1 test bitstream @tab X @tab X
c6b2dc34 316@item WAV @tab X @tab X
39271be4 317@item WavPack @tab @tab X
316d6c15 318@item WebM @tab X @tab X
82ca054a 319@item Windows Televison (WTV) @tab @tab X
913c3e2c 320@item Wing Commander III movie @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 321 @tab Multimedia format used in Origin's Wing Commander III computer game.
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322@item Westwood Studios audio @tab @tab X
323 @tab Multimedia format used in Westwood Studios games.
324@item Westwood Studios VQA @tab @tab X
325 @tab Multimedia format used in Westwood Studios games.
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326@item XMV @tab @tab X
327 @tab Microsoft video container used in Xbox games.
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328@item xWMA @tab @tab X
329 @tab Microsoft audio container used by XAudio 2.
39271be4 330@item YUV4MPEG pipe @tab X @tab X
148bcae9 331@item Psygnosis YOP @tab @tab X
0e714f88 332@item ZeroCodec Lossless Video @tab @tab X
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333@end multitable
334
335@code{X} means that encoding (resp. decoding) is supported.
336
337@section Image Formats
338
43fb279f 339Libav can read and write images for each frame of a video sequence. The
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340following image formats are supported:
341
342@multitable @columnfractions .4 .1 .1 .4
b3de4544 343@item Name @tab Encoding @tab Decoding @tab Comments
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344@item .Y.U.V @tab X @tab X
345 @tab one raw file per component
346@item animated GIF @tab X @tab X
347 @tab Only uncompressed GIFs are generated.
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348@item BMP @tab X @tab X
349 @tab Microsoft BMP image
e27ce0ee 350@item DPX @tab X @tab X
94d3d6a4 351 @tab Digital Picture Exchange
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352@item JPEG @tab X @tab X
353 @tab Progressive JPEG is not supported.
354@item JPEG 2000 @tab @tab E
355 @tab decoding supported through external library libopenjpeg
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356@item JPEG-LS @tab X @tab X
357@item LJPEG @tab X @tab
358 @tab Lossless JPEG
ddea12a6 359@item PAM @tab X @tab X
9db80acb 360 @tab PAM is a PNM extension with alpha support.
ddea12a6 361@item PBM @tab X @tab X
f2937cc6 362 @tab Portable BitMap image
effcedf7 363@item PCX @tab X @tab X
9db80acb 364 @tab PC Paintbrush
ddea12a6 365@item PGM @tab X @tab X
314511ab 366 @tab Portable GrayMap image
ddea12a6 367@item PGMYUV @tab X @tab X
9db80acb 368 @tab PGM with U and V components in YUV 4:2:0
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369@item PIC @tab @tab X
370 @tab Pictor/PC Paint
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371@item PNG @tab X @tab X
372 @tab 2/4 bpp not supported yet
ddea12a6 373@item PPM @tab X @tab X
314511ab 374 @tab Portable PixelMap image
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375@item PTX @tab @tab X
376 @tab V.Flash PTX format
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377@item SGI @tab X @tab X
378 @tab SGI RGB image format
d7840529 379@item Sun Rasterfile @tab X @tab X
a1c5b6ec 380 @tab Sun RAS image format
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381@item TIFF @tab X @tab X
382 @tab YUV, JPEG and some extension is not supported yet.
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383@item Truevision Targa @tab X @tab X
384 @tab Targa (.TGA) image format
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385@item XBM @tab X @tab
386 @tab X BitMap image format
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387@item XWD @tab X @tab X
388 @tab X Window Dump image format
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389@end multitable
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391@code{X} means that encoding (resp. decoding) is supported.
392
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393@code{E} means that support is provided through an external library.
394
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395@section Video Codecs
396
397@multitable @columnfractions .4 .1 .1 .4
b3de4544 398@item Name @tab Encoding @tab Decoding @tab Comments
9510f59a 399@item 4X Movie @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 400 @tab Used in certain computer games.
f0b19bd3 401@item 8088flex TMV @tab @tab X
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402@item 8SVX exponential @tab @tab X
403@item 8SVX fibonacci @tab @tab X
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404@item A64 multicolor @tab X @tab
405 @tab Creates video suitable to be played on a commodore 64 (multicolor mode).
913c3e2c 406@item American Laser Games MM @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 407 @tab Used in games like Mad Dog McCree.
a1c5b6ec 408@item AMV Video @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 409 @tab Used in Chinese MP3 players.
5a717094 410@item ANSI/ASCII art @tab @tab X
d66d8b83 411@item Apple MJPEG-B @tab @tab X
1a265f61 412@item Apple ProRes @tab X @tab X
d66d8b83 413@item Apple QuickDraw @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 414 @tab fourcc: qdrw
d66d8b83 415@item Asus v1 @tab X @tab X
d698c5d3 416 @tab fourcc: ASV1
d66d8b83 417@item Asus v2 @tab X @tab X
d698c5d3 418 @tab fourcc: ASV2
d66d8b83 419@item ATI VCR1 @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 420 @tab fourcc: VCR1
d66d8b83 421@item ATI VCR2 @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 422 @tab fourcc: VCR2
588f8cd8 423@item Auravision Aura @tab @tab X
ce293510 424@item Auravision Aura 2 @tab @tab X
dd2d651d 425@item Autodesk Animator Flic video @tab @tab X
d66d8b83 426@item Autodesk RLE @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 427 @tab fourcc: AASC
9510f59a 428@item AVS (Audio Video Standard) video @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 429 @tab Video encoding used by the Creature Shock game.
68dddf53 430@item Beam Software VB @tab @tab X
9510f59a 431@item Bethesda VID video @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 432 @tab Used in some games from Bethesda Softworks.
342c7dfd 433@item Bink Video @tab @tab X
402f9ad5 434@item Bitmap Brothers JV video @tab @tab X
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435@item Brute Force & Ignorance @tab @tab X
436 @tab Used in the game Flash Traffic: City of Angels.
bac4c85c 437@item C93 video @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 438 @tab Codec used in Cyberia game.
d66d8b83 439@item CamStudio @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 440 @tab fourcc: CSCD
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441@item CD+G @tab @tab X
442 @tab Video codec for CD+G karaoke disks
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443@item CDXL @tab @tab X
444 @tab Amiga CD video codec
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445@item Chinese AVS video @tab E @tab X
446 @tab AVS1-P2, JiZhun profile, encoding through external library libxavs
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447@item Delphine Software International CIN video @tab @tab X
448 @tab Codec used in Delphine Software International games.
f545e006 449@item Discworld II BMV Video @tab @tab X
d66d8b83 450@item Cinepak @tab @tab X
e93947b7 451@item Cirrus Logic AccuPak @tab X @tab X
d698c5d3 452 @tab fourcc: CLJR
9510f59a 453@item Creative YUV (CYUV) @tab @tab X
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454@item DFA @tab @tab X
455 @tab Codec used in Chronomaster game.
82ced5a9 456@item Dirac @tab E @tab E
360f980b 457 @tab supported through external libdirac/libschroedinger libraries
a1ae40fd 458@item Deluxe Paint Animation @tab @tab X
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459@item DNxHD @tab X @tab X
460 @tab aka SMPTE VC3
68dddf53 461@item Duck TrueMotion 1.0 @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 462 @tab fourcc: DUCK
68dddf53 463@item Duck TrueMotion 2.0 @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 464 @tab fourcc: TM20
9510f59a 465@item DV (Digital Video) @tab X @tab X
19341c58 466@item Dxtory capture format @tab @tab X
9510f59a 467@item Feeble Files/ScummVM DXA @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 468 @tab Codec originally used in Feeble Files game.
9510f59a 469@item Electronic Arts CMV video @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 470 @tab Used in NHL 95 game.
c63ea92b 471@item Electronic Arts Madcow video @tab @tab X
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472@item Electronic Arts TGV video @tab @tab X
473@item Electronic Arts TGQ video @tab @tab X
474@item Electronic Arts TQI video @tab @tab X
475@item Escape 124 @tab @tab X
f4258b13 476@item FFmpeg video codec #1 @tab X @tab X
d698c5d3 477 @tab experimental lossless codec (fourcc: FFV1)
dd2d651d 478@item Flash Screen Video v1 @tab X @tab X
d698c5d3 479 @tab fourcc: FSV1
c2d23309 480@item Flash Screen Video v2 @tab @tab X
dd2d651d 481@item Flash Video (FLV) @tab X @tab X
d698c5d3 482 @tab Sorenson H.263 used in Flash
41dd77bd 483@item Forward Uncompressed @tab @tab X
dd2d651d 484@item Fraps @tab @tab X
d66d8b83 485@item H.261 @tab X @tab X
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486@item H.263 / H.263-1996 @tab X @tab X
487@item H.263+ / H.263-1998 / H.263 version 2 @tab X @tab X
488@item H.264 / AVC / MPEG-4 AVC / MPEG-4 part 10 @tab E @tab X
360f980b 489 @tab encoding supported through external library libx264
dd2d651d 490@item H.264 / AVC / MPEG-4 AVC / MPEG-4 part 10 (VDPAU acceleration) @tab E @tab X
d66d8b83 491@item HuffYUV @tab X @tab X
dd2d651d 492@item HuffYUV FFmpeg variant @tab X @tab X
d66d8b83 493@item IBM Ultimotion @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 494 @tab fourcc: ULTI
bac4c85c 495@item id Cinematic video @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 496 @tab Used in Quake II.
a1c5b6ec 497@item id RoQ video @tab X @tab X
d698c5d3 498 @tab Used in Quake III, Jedi Knight 2, other computer games.
b9e06ddd 499@item IFF ILBM @tab @tab X
da9cea77 500 @tab IFF interleaved bitmap
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501@item IFF ByteRun1 @tab @tab X
502 @tab IFF run length encoded bitmap
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503@item Intel H.263 @tab @tab X
504@item Intel Indeo 2 @tab @tab X
d66d8b83 505@item Intel Indeo 3 @tab @tab X
adfe0c94 506@item Intel Indeo 4 @tab @tab X
5bebe94d 507@item Intel Indeo 5 @tab @tab X
dd2d651d 508@item Interplay C93 @tab @tab X
9510f59a 509 @tab Used in the game Cyberia from Interplay.
dd2d651d 510@item Interplay MVE video @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 511 @tab Used in Interplay .MVE files.
dd2d651d 512@item Karl Morton's video codec @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 513 @tab Codec used in Worms games.
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514@item Kega Game Video (KGV1) @tab @tab X
515 @tab Kega emulator screen capture codec.
d267b339 516@item Lagarith @tab @tab X
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517@item LCL (LossLess Codec Library) MSZH @tab @tab X
518@item LCL (LossLess Codec Library) ZLIB @tab E @tab E
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519@item LOCO @tab @tab X
520@item lossless MJPEG @tab X @tab X
521@item Microsoft RLE @tab @tab X
dd2d651d 522@item Microsoft Video 1 @tab @tab X
d66d8b83 523@item Mimic @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 524 @tab Used in MSN Messenger Webcam streams.
d66d8b83 525@item Miro VideoXL @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 526 @tab fourcc: VIXL
eacf8613 527@item MJPEG (Motion JPEG) @tab X @tab X
ce02f9be 528@item Mobotix MxPEG video @tab @tab X
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529@item Motion Pixels video @tab @tab X
530@item MPEG-1 video @tab X @tab X
531@item MPEG-1/2 video XvMC (X-Video Motion Compensation) @tab @tab X
532@item MPEG-1/2 video (VDPAU acceleration) @tab @tab X
533@item MPEG-2 video @tab X @tab X
534@item MPEG-4 part 2 @tab X @tab X
29e4046e 535 @tab libxvidcore can be used alternatively for encoding.
f7af2c1d 536@item MPEG-4 part 2 Microsoft variant version 1 @tab @tab X
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537@item MPEG-4 part 2 Microsoft variant version 2 @tab X @tab X
538@item MPEG-4 part 2 Microsoft variant version 3 @tab X @tab X
eacf8613 539@item Nintendo Gamecube THP video @tab @tab X
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540@item NuppelVideo/RTjpeg @tab @tab X
541 @tab Video encoding used in NuppelVideo files.
d66d8b83 542@item On2 VP3 @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 543 @tab still experimental
d66d8b83 544@item On2 VP5 @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 545 @tab fourcc: VP50
d66d8b83 546@item On2 VP6 @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 547 @tab fourcc: VP60,VP61,VP62
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548@item VP8 @tab E @tab X
549 @tab fourcc: VP80, encoding supported through external library libvpx
d66d8b83 550@item planar RGB @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 551 @tab fourcc: 8BPS
a1c5b6ec 552@item Q-team QPEG @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 553 @tab fourccs: QPEG, Q1.0, Q1.1
9510f59a 554@item QuickTime 8BPS video @tab @tab X
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555@item QuickTime Animation (RLE) video @tab X @tab X
556 @tab fourcc: 'rle '
557@item QuickTime Graphics (SMC) @tab @tab X
558 @tab fourcc: 'smc '
559@item QuickTime video (RPZA) @tab @tab X
560 @tab fourcc: rpza
43836928 561@item R10K AJA Kona 10-bit RGB Codec @tab @tab X
4aaab0a3 562@item R210 Quicktime Uncompressed RGB 10-bit @tab @tab X
a1c5b6ec 563@item Raw Video @tab X @tab X
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564@item RealVideo 1.0 @tab X @tab X
565@item RealVideo 2.0 @tab X @tab X
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567 @tab still far from ideal
11c0f9ec 568@item RealVideo 4.0 @tab @tab X
68dddf53 569@item Renderware TXD (TeXture Dictionary) @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 570 @tab Texture dictionaries used by the Renderware Engine.
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571@item RL2 video @tab @tab X
572 @tab used in some games by Entertainment Software Partners
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573@item Sierra VMD video @tab @tab X
574 @tab Used in Sierra VMD files.
bac4c85c 575@item Smacker video @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 576 @tab Video encoding used in Smacker.
68dddf53 577@item SMPTE VC-1 @tab @tab X
d66d8b83 578@item Snow @tab X @tab X
d698c5d3 579 @tab experimental wavelet codec (fourcc: SNOW)
eacf8613 580@item Sony PlayStation MDEC (Motion DECoder) @tab @tab X
a1c5b6ec 581@item Sorenson Vector Quantizer 1 @tab X @tab X
d698c5d3 582 @tab fourcc: SVQ1
a1c5b6ec 583@item Sorenson Vector Quantizer 3 @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 584 @tab fourcc: SVQ3
a1c5b6ec 585@item Sunplus JPEG (SP5X) @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 586 @tab fourcc: SP5X
68dddf53 587@item TechSmith Screen Capture Codec @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 588 @tab fourcc: TSCC
82ced5a9 589@item Theora @tab E @tab X
360f980b 590 @tab encoding supported through external library libtheora
a1c5b6ec 591@item Tiertex Limited SEQ video @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 592 @tab Codec used in DOS CD-ROM FlashBack game.
0d8506b8 593@item Ut Video @tab @tab X
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594@item v210 QuickTime uncompressed 4:2:2 10-bit @tab X @tab X
595@item v410 QuickTime uncompressed 4:4:4 10-bit @tab X @tab X
c433a3f9 596@item VBLE Lossless Codec @tab @tab X
eacf8613 597@item VMware Screen Codec / VMware Video @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 598 @tab Codec used in videos captured by VMware.
eacf8613 599@item Westwood Studios VQA (Vector Quantized Animation) video @tab @tab X
45ecda85 600@item Windows Media Image @tab @tab X
dd2d651d 601@item Windows Media Video 7 @tab X @tab X
eacf8613 602@item Windows Media Video 8 @tab X @tab X
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604 @tab not completely working
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605@item Wing Commander III / Xan @tab @tab X
606 @tab Used in Wing Commander III .MVE files.
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607@item Wing Commander IV / Xan @tab @tab X
608 @tab Used in Wing Commander IV.
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609@item Winnov WNV1 @tab @tab X
610@item WMV7 @tab X @tab X
39271be4 611@item YAMAHA SMAF @tab X @tab X
148bcae9 612@item Psygnosis YOP Video @tab @tab X
d66d8b83 613@item ZLIB @tab X @tab X
d698c5d3 614 @tab part of LCL, encoder experimental
eacf8613 615@item Zip Motion Blocks Video @tab X @tab X
d698c5d3 616 @tab Encoder works only in PAL8.
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618
619@code{X} means that encoding (resp. decoding) is supported.
620
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623@section Audio Codecs
624
485ec4f1 625@multitable @columnfractions .4 .1 .1 .4
b3de4544 626@item Name @tab Encoding @tab Decoding @tab Comments
16d81b27 627@item 8SVX audio @tab @tab X
82ced5a9 628@item AAC @tab E @tab X
d89e738a 629 @tab encoding supported through external library libfaac and libvo-aacenc
c76d1bb2 630@item AC-3 @tab IX @tab X
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631@item ADPCM 4X Movie @tab @tab X
632@item ADPCM CDROM XA @tab @tab X
633@item ADPCM Creative Technology @tab @tab X
634 @tab 16 -> 4, 8 -> 4, 8 -> 3, 8 -> 2
635@item ADPCM Electronic Arts @tab @tab X
636 @tab Used in various EA titles.
637@item ADPCM Electronic Arts Maxis CDROM XS @tab @tab X
638 @tab Used in Sim City 3000.
639@item ADPCM Electronic Arts R1 @tab @tab X
640@item ADPCM Electronic Arts R2 @tab @tab X
641@item ADPCM Electronic Arts R3 @tab @tab X
642@item ADPCM Electronic Arts XAS @tab @tab X
21e681ba 643@item ADPCM G.722 @tab X @tab X
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644@item ADPCM G.726 @tab X @tab X
645@item ADPCM IMA AMV @tab @tab X
646 @tab Used in AMV files
647@item ADPCM IMA Electronic Arts EACS @tab @tab X
648@item ADPCM IMA Electronic Arts SEAD @tab @tab X
649@item ADPCM IMA Funcom @tab @tab X
650@item ADPCM IMA QuickTime @tab X @tab X
651@item ADPCM IMA Loki SDL MJPEG @tab @tab X
652@item ADPCM IMA WAV @tab X @tab X
653@item ADPCM IMA Westwood @tab @tab X
654@item ADPCM ISS IMA @tab @tab X
655 @tab Used in FunCom games.
656@item ADPCM IMA Duck DK3 @tab @tab X
657 @tab Used in some Sega Saturn console games.
658@item ADPCM IMA Duck DK4 @tab @tab X
659 @tab Used in some Sega Saturn console games.
660@item ADPCM Microsoft @tab X @tab X
661@item ADPCM MS IMA @tab X @tab X
662@item ADPCM Nintendo Gamecube THP @tab @tab X
663@item ADPCM QT IMA @tab X @tab X
664@item ADPCM SEGA CRI ADX @tab X @tab X
665 @tab Used in Sega Dreamcast games.
666@item ADPCM Shockwave Flash @tab X @tab X
667@item ADPCM SMJPEG IMA @tab @tab X
668 @tab Used in certain Loki game ports.
669@item ADPCM Sound Blaster Pro 2-bit @tab @tab X
670@item ADPCM Sound Blaster Pro 2.6-bit @tab @tab X
671@item ADPCM Sound Blaster Pro 4-bit @tab @tab X
672@item ADPCM Westwood Studios IMA @tab @tab X
673 @tab Used in Westwood Studios games like Command and Conquer.
674@item ADPCM Yamaha @tab X @tab X
2bcaf2fe 675@item AMR-NB @tab E @tab X
4fe3edaa 676 @tab encoding supported through external library libopencore-amrnb
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677@item AMR-WB @tab E @tab X
678 @tab encoding supported through external library libvo-amrwbenc
833e90dd 679@item Apple lossless audio @tab X @tab X
d698c5d3 680 @tab QuickTime fourcc 'alac'
61dc238b 681@item Atrac 1 @tab @tab X
9510f59a 682@item Atrac 3 @tab @tab X
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683@item Bink Audio @tab @tab X
684 @tab Used in Bink and Smacker files in many games.
9510f59a 685@item Delphine Software International CIN audio @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 686 @tab Codec used in Delphine Software International games.
f545e006 687@item Discworld II BMV Audio @tab @tab X
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688@item COOK @tab @tab X
689 @tab All versions except 5.1 are supported.
9510f59a 690@item DCA (DTS Coherent Acoustics) @tab @tab X
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691@item DPCM id RoQ @tab X @tab X
692 @tab Used in Quake III, Jedi Knight 2, other computer games.
693@item DPCM Interplay @tab @tab X
694 @tab Used in various Interplay computer games.
695@item DPCM Sierra Online @tab @tab X
696 @tab Used in Sierra Online game audio files.
697@item DPCM Sol @tab @tab X
698@item DPCM Xan @tab @tab X
eff9011d 699 @tab Used in Origin's Wing Commander IV AVI files.
16d81b27 700@item DSP Group TrueSpeech @tab @tab X
16d81b27 701@item DV audio @tab @tab X
aa47c35d 702@item Enhanced AC-3 @tab X @tab X
dd2d651d 703@item FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) @tab X @tab IX
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704@item GSM @tab E @tab X
705 @tab encoding supported through external library libgsm
706@item GSM Microsoft variant @tab E @tab X
707 @tab encoding supported through external library libgsm
dd2d651d 708@item IMC (Intel Music Coder) @tab @tab X
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709@item MACE (Macintosh Audio Compression/Expansion) 3:1 @tab @tab X
710@item MACE (Macintosh Audio Compression/Expansion) 6:1 @tab @tab X
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711@item MLP (Meridian Lossless Packing) @tab @tab X
712 @tab Used in DVD-Audio discs.
16d81b27 713@item Monkey's Audio @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 714 @tab Only versions 3.97-3.99 are supported.
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715@item MP1 (MPEG audio layer 1) @tab @tab IX
716@item MP2 (MPEG audio layer 2) @tab IX @tab IX
717@item MP3 (MPEG audio layer 3) @tab E @tab IX
718 @tab encoding supported through external library LAME, ADU MP3 and MP3onMP4 also supported
99971952 719@item MPEG-4 Audio Lossless Coding (ALS) @tab @tab X
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720@item Musepack SV7 @tab @tab X
721@item Musepack SV8 @tab @tab X
641992de 722@item Nellymoser Asao @tab X @tab X
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723@item PCM A-law @tab X @tab X
724@item PCM mu-law @tab X @tab X
725@item PCM 16-bit little-endian planar @tab @tab X
726@item PCM 32-bit floating point big-endian @tab X @tab X
727@item PCM 32-bit floating point little-endian @tab X @tab X
728@item PCM 64-bit floating point big-endian @tab X @tab X
729@item PCM 64-bit floating point little-endian @tab X @tab X
730@item PCM D-Cinema audio signed 24-bit @tab X @tab X
731@item PCM signed 8-bit @tab X @tab X
732@item PCM signed 16-bit big-endian @tab X @tab X
733@item PCM signed 16-bit little-endian @tab X @tab X
734@item PCM signed 24-bit big-endian @tab X @tab X
735@item PCM signed 24-bit little-endian @tab X @tab X
736@item PCM signed 32-bit big-endian @tab X @tab X
737@item PCM signed 32-bit little-endian @tab X @tab X
5dd3707b 738@item PCM signed 16/20/24-bit big-endian in MPEG-TS @tab @tab X
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739@item PCM unsigned 8-bit @tab X @tab X
740@item PCM unsigned 16-bit big-endian @tab X @tab X
741@item PCM unsigned 16-bit little-endian @tab X @tab X
742@item PCM unsigned 24-bit big-endian @tab X @tab X
743@item PCM unsigned 24-bit little-endian @tab X @tab X
744@item PCM unsigned 32-bit big-endian @tab X @tab X
745@item PCM unsigned 32-bit little-endian @tab X @tab X
85579b63 746@item PCM Zork @tab @tab X
73b458e3 747@item QCELP / PureVoice @tab @tab X
a1c5b6ec 748@item QDesign Music Codec 2 @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 749 @tab There are still some distortions.
d31ba231 750@item RealAudio 1.0 (14.4K) @tab X @tab X
d698c5d3 751 @tab Real 14400 bit/s codec
a1c5b6ec 752@item RealAudio 2.0 (28.8K) @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 753 @tab Real 28800 bit/s codec
a1c5b6ec 754@item RealAudio 3.0 (dnet) @tab IX @tab X
a692130f 755 @tab Real low bitrate AC-3 codec
b8560637 756@item RealAudio Lossless @tab @tab X
7bd3096f 757@item RealAudio SIPR / ACELP.NET @tab @tab X
bac4c85c 758@item Shorten @tab @tab X
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759@item Sierra VMD audio @tab @tab X
760 @tab Used in Sierra VMD files.
bac4c85c 761@item Smacker audio @tab @tab X
9aa91043 762@item SMPTE 302M AES3 audio @tab @tab X
b606a017 763@item Speex @tab E @tab E
360f980b 764 @tab supported through external library libspeex
16d81b27 765@item True Audio (TTA) @tab @tab X
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766@item TrueHD @tab @tab X
767 @tab Used in HD-DVD and Blu-Ray discs.
7bd47335 768@item TwinVQ (VQF flavor) @tab @tab X
dd2d651d 769@item Vorbis @tab E @tab X
19fcd66c 770 @tab A native but very primitive encoder exists.
bac4c85c 771@item WavPack @tab @tab X
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772@item Westwood Audio (SND1) @tab @tab X
773@item Windows Media Audio 1 @tab X @tab X
774@item Windows Media Audio 2 @tab X @tab X
9d25f1f6 775@item Windows Media Audio Lossless @tab @tab X
c1061cc7 776@item Windows Media Audio Pro @tab @tab X
fa65584f 777@item Windows Media Audio Voice @tab @tab X
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779
780@code{X} means that encoding (resp. decoding) is supported.
781
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783
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785performance on systems without hardware floating point support).
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787@section Subtitle Formats
788
000bbebb 789@multitable @columnfractions .4 .1 .1 .1 .1
9afc2917 790@item Name @tab Muxing @tab Demuxing @tab Encoding @tab Decoding
1f0920db 791@item SSA/ASS @tab X @tab X @tab X @tab X
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792@item DVB @tab X @tab X @tab X @tab X
793@item DVD @tab X @tab X @tab X @tab X
c58b82a2 794@item PGS @tab @tab @tab @tab X
2c77c906 795@item SubRip (SRT) @tab X @tab X @tab @tab X
a4276ba2 796@item XSUB @tab @tab @tab X @tab X
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798
799@code{X} means that the feature is supported.
800
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802
000bbebb 803@multitable @columnfractions .4 .1
fbd52050 804@item Name @tab Support
f4f4e12c 805@item Apple HTTP Live Streaming @tab X
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806@item file @tab X
807@item Gopher @tab X
808@item HTTP @tab X
a2403986 809@item MMS @tab X
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810@item pipe @tab X
811@item RTP @tab X
812@item TCP @tab X
813@item UDP @tab X
814@end multitable
815
816@code{X} means that the protocol is supported.
817
818
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820
821@multitable @columnfractions .4 .1 .1
822@item Name @tab Input @tab Output
823@item ALSA @tab X @tab X
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824@item BKTR @tab X @tab
825@item DV1394 @tab X @tab
972880f5 826@item Linux framebuffer @tab X @tab
80ff8a16 827@item JACK @tab X @tab
972880f5 828@item LIBCDIO @tab X
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829@item LIBDC1394 @tab X @tab
830@item OSS @tab X @tab X
12dca02e 831@item Pulseaudio @tab X @tab
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832@item Video4Linux2 @tab X @tab
833@item VfW capture @tab X @tab
834@item X11 grabbing @tab X @tab
835@end multitable
836
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