FILE FORMATS

The list on this page will give you a rough idea of how many different video and audio file formats are currently available. In the tables below, you can click on any file type to get more information on that particular format: its origins, file extension, and other technical aspects.
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Video Formats

Format Full Name Developed by Supported in Input i Output i
Format 3G2 Full Name 3GPP2 File Format Developed by Third Generation Partnership Project 2 (3GPP2) Supported in Windows Media Player, QuickTime Player, Media Player Classic, K-Multimedia Player, etc. Input i Output i
Format 3GP Full Name 3GPP File Format Developed by Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Supported in Windows Media Player, QuickTime Player, Media Player Classic, K-Multimedia Player Input i Output i
Format ASF Full Name Advanced Systems Format Developed by Microsoft Supported in Windows Media Player, CyberLink PowerDVD, VLC, Winamp Input i Output i
Format AVI Full Name Audio Video Interleave Developed by Microsoft Supported in Windows Media Player, QuickTime Player, VLC, DivX Player Input i Output i
Format F4V Full Name Flash MP4 Video File Developed by Adobe Systems (originally developed by Macromedia) Supported in Adobe Flash Player, Windows Media Player, Windows Photo Gallery Viewer, VLC Input i Output i
Format FLV Full Name Flash Video Developed by Adobe Systems (originally developed by Macromedia) Supported in Adobe Flash Player, Windows Media Player, Windows Photo Gallery Viewer, VLC Input i Output i
Format M2T Full Name HDV Video File Developed by JVC Supported in Windows Media Player, MPlayer Input i Output i
Format M2TS Full Name MPEG-2 Transport Stream Developed by Blu-ray Disc Association Supported in VLC, CyberLink PowerDVD, Windows Media Player, ALLPlayer Input i Output i
Format M2V Full Name MPEG-2 Video Stream Developed by Moving Picture Experts Group Supported in Windows Media Player, VLC, Winamp, RealPlayer Input i Output i
Format M4V Full Name iTunes Video Developed by Apple Supported in iTunes, QuickTime Player, VLC Input i Output i
Format MJPEG Full Name Motion JPEG Developed by Joint Photographic Experts Group Supported in Windows Media Player, QuickTime Player, VLC, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera Input i Output i
Format MKV Full Name Matroska Multimedia Container Developed by Matroska Supported in VLC, Media Player Classic Input i Output i
Format MOV Full Name QuickTime Movie Developed by Apple Supported in QuickTime Player, CyberLink PowerDirector, Roxio Creator Input i Output i
Format MP4 Full Name MPEG-4 Part 14 Developed by Moving Picture Experts Group Supported in iTunes, QuickTime Player, Windows Media Player, VLC, RealPlayer, etc. Input i Output i
Format MPEG Full Name Moving Picture Experts Group Phase 1 Developed by Moving Picture Experts Group Supported in iTunes, QuickTime Player, Windows Media Player, Windows Movie Maker, VLC, etc. Input i Output i
Format MTS Full Name Advanced Video Coding High Definition (AVCHD) Developed by Sony and Panasonic Supported in VLC Media Player, Media Player Classic Input i Output i
Format MXF Full Name Material Exchange Format Developed by Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers Supported in 5KPlayer, VLC, XFReader Input i Output i
Format OGV Full Name Ogg Video Developed by Xiph.Org Foundation Supported in VLC, MPlayer, Media Player Classic with K-Lite Codec Pack Input i Output i
Format RM Full Name RealMedia Developed by RealNetworks Supported in RealPlayer, VLC Input i Output i
Format SWF Full Name Small Web Format Developed by FutureWave Software, later taken over by Macromedia and Adobe Systems Supported in Adobe Flash Player Input i Output i
Format TS Full Name MPEG Transport Stream Developed by Moving Picture Experts Group Supported in Windows Media Player, VLC, SMPlayer, 5KPlayer Input i Output i
Format VOB Full Name DVD Video Object Developed by DVD Forum Supported in Windows Media Player, VLC, PowerDVD, WinDVD, BlazeDVD Input i Output i
Format WebM Full Name Web Media File Developed by On2, Xiph, and Matroska; later Google Supported in QuickTime Player, YouTube, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Adobe Flash Player Input i Output i
Format WMV Full Name Windows Media Video Developed by Microsoft Supported in Windows Media Player, VLC, RealPlayer, MPlayer, PowerDVD Input i Output i
Format WTV Full Name Windows Recorded TV Show Developed by Microsoft Supported in Windows Media Center Input i Output i

Audio Formats

Format Full Name Developed by Supported in Input i Output i
Format AAC Full Name Advanced Audio Coding Developed by Bell, Fraunhofer, Dolby, Sony, etc. Supported in iTunes, Windows Media Player, VLC, RealPlayer, KMPlayer Input i Output i
Format AC3 Full Name Audio Codec 3 Developed by Dolby Laboratories Supported in Windows Media Player, QuickTime Player, Winamp Input i Output i
Format AIF Full Name Audio Interchange File Format Developed by Apple Supported in iTunes, Windows Media Player, QuickTime Player, Winamp, VLC Input i Output i
Format AIFC Full Name Compressed Audio Interchange File Format Developed by Apple Supported in iTunes, Windows Media Player, QuickTime Player, Winamp, VLC Input i Output i
Format AIFF Full Name Audio Interchange File Format Developed by Apple Supported in iTunes, Windows Media Player, QuickTime Player, Winamp, VLC Input i Output i
Format AMR Full Name Adaptive Multi-Rate Audio Codec Developed by Third Generation Partnership Project Supported in QuickTime Player, VLC, RealPlayer Input i Output i
Format AU Full Name Au File Format Developed by Sun Microsystems Supported in Windows Media Player, QuickTime Player, RealPlayer, VLC, Winamp Input i Output i
Format CAF Full Name Core Audio Format Developed by Apple Supported in QuickTime Player, GarageBand, Soundtrack Pro, Logic Studio Input i Output i
Format DTS Full Name Digital Theater Systems Coherent Acoustics Developed by Digital Theater Systems Supported in VLC, Media Player Classic with K-Lite Codec Pack Input i Output i
Format FLAC Full Name Free Lossless Audio Codec Developed by Xiph.Org Foundation Supported in Windows Media Player, VLC, RealPlayer Input i Output i
Format GSM Full Name GSM Full Rate Audio Developed by European Telecommunications Standards Institute Supported in VLC Input i Output i
Format M4A Full Name MPEG-4 Audio Layer Developed by Apple Supported in iTunes, QuickTime Player, Windows Media Player, VLC Input i Output i
Format M4B Full Name MPEG-4 Audiobook File Developed by Apple Supported in iTunes, QuickTime Player, Windows Media Player, VLC Input i Output i
Format M4R Full Name iPhone Ringtone File Developed by Apple Supported in iTunes, QuickTime Player, Windows Media Player, VLC Input i Output i
Format MKA Full Name Matroska Audio Developed by Matroska Supported in VLC, Media Player Classic Input i Output i
Format MMF Full Name Synthetic Music Mobile Application Format Developed by Yamaha Supported in Yamaha MidRadio Player Input i Output i
Format MP2 Full Name MPEG-1 Audio Layer II Developed by Moving Picture Experts Group Supported in iTunes, Windows Media Player, RealPlayer, RealOne Input i Output i
Format MP3 Full Name MPEG-1 Audio Layer III Developed by Moving Picture Experts Group Supported in iTunes, Windows Media Player, RealPlayer, RealOne Input i Output i
Format MPA Full Name MPEG-2 Audio File Developed by Moving Picture Experts Group Supported in iTunes, QuickTime Player, Windows Media Player, RealPlayer Cloud, VLC Input i Output i
Format OGA Full Name Ogg Audio Developed by Xiph.Org Foundation Supported in QuickTime Player, Windows Media Player, RealPlayer Input i Output i
Format OGG Full Name Ogg Vorbis Developed by Xiph.Org Foundation Supported in QuickTime Player, Windows Media Player, RealPlayer Input i Output i
Format Opus Full Name Opus Developed by Xiph.Org Foundation Supported in VLC, Winamp, SMplayer, AIMP Input i Output i
Format RA Full Name RealAudio Developed by RealNetworks Supported in VLC, Real Player Input i Output i
Format SND Full Name Digital Sound File Format Developed by Sun Microsystems Supported in Windows Media Player, QuickTime Player, RealPlayer, VLC, Winamp Input i Output i
Format VOC Full Name Creative Voice File Developed by Creative Technology Supported in Winamp, VLC Input i Output i
Format WAV Full Name Waveform Audio File Format Developed by IBM & Microsoft Supported in Windows Media Player, CyberLink PowerDirector, Roxio Creator Input i Output i
Format WMA Full Name Windows Media Audio Developed by Microsoft Supported in Windows Media Player, Windows Movie Maker, VLC, RealPlayer, MPlayer, etc. Input i Output i