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List of codecs

The following is a list of compression formats and related codecs.

Contents

  • Audio compression formats 1
    • Non-compression 1.1
    • Lossless compression 1.2
    • Lossy compression 1.3
      • General 1.3.1
      • Voice 1.3.2
  • Text compression formats 2
  • Video compression formats 3
    • Lossless video compression 3.1
    • Lossy compression 3.2
      • General 3.2.1
      • Intra-frame-only 3.2.2
      • Realtime 3.2.3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Audio compression formats

Non-compression

Lossless compression

Lossy compression

General

Voice

(low bit rate, optimized for speech)

Text compression formats

Video compression formats

Lossless video compression

  • Alpary
  • Apple Animation (QuickTime RLE)
    • QuickTime
    • FFmpeg
  • ArithYuv
  • AVIzlib
    • LCL (VfW codec) MSZH and ZLIB [13]
    • FFmpeg
  • Autodesk RLE (AASC)
  • BMV Video (Discworld II BMV Video)
  • CamStudio GZIP/LZO
    • FFmpeg (decoder only)
  • Dirac lossless
    • libdirac
    • libschroedinger
    • GStreamer
    • FFmpeg
  • DXA
    • FFmpeg (decoder only)
  • FastCodec
  • FFV1[14] FFV1's compression factor is comparable to Motion JPEG 2000, but based on quicker algorithms (allows real-time capture). Written by Michael Niedermayer and published as part of FFmpeg under to GNU LGPL.
    • FFmpeg
  • Flashsv (flash screen video)[15]
  • Fraps codec (FPS1) [16]
  • H.264 lossless
    • x264 (encoder only)
    • FFmpeg (decoder only, uses x264 for encoding)
  • Huffyuv Huffyuv (or HuffYUV) was written by Ben Rudiak-Gould and published under the terms of the GNU GPL as free software, meant to replace uncompressed YCbCr as a video capture format. It uses very little cpu but takes a lot of disk space. See also ffvhuff which is an "FFmpeg" only version of it.
    • FFmpeg
  • JPEG 2000 lossless
    • libopenjpeg
  • Lagarith A more up-to-date fork of Huffyuv is available as Lagarith[17]
    • Lagarith Codec (VfW codec)
    • FFmpeg (decoder only)
  • LOCO [18]
    • FFmpeg (decoder only)
  • LZO
  • MagicYUV[19]
  • MSU Lossless Video Codec
  • PNG
    • CorePNG
    • FFmpeg
  • ScreenPressor[20]
  • SheerVideo
  • Snow lossless
    • FFmpeg
  • TechSmith Screen Capture Codec (TSCC)[21]
    • FFmpeg (decoder only)
  • Ut Video [22][23]
    • libutvideo
    • FFmpeg
  • VMNC VMware screen codec[24]
  • VP9 by Google [25]
    • libvpx
    • FFmpeg (decoder only)
  • YULS
  • ZMBV (Zip Motion Block Video) Codec
    • FFmpeg
  • VBLE [26]
  • ZRLE used by VNC
  • Blackmagic codec
  • Grass Valley Lossless
    • Grass Valley Codec Option
    • FFmpeg (decoder only)

Lossy compression

General

Intra-frame-only

Realtime

  • Hap/Hap Alpha/Hap Q
    • VIDVOX hap codec
    • FFmpeg
  • DXV Codec
    • Resolume DXV Codec
    • FFmpeg (decoder only)

See also

References

  1. ^ FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec), Version 1.1.2 Library of Congress
  2. ^
  3. ^ Shorten Lossless Audio Compression Format (SHN), Version 3.5.1 Library of Congress
  4. ^
  5. ^ a b c 3GPP (2008-12-11) 3GPP TS 26.173 - AMR-WB speech Codec; version 8.0.0 Release 8, Retrieved 2009-09-09
  6. ^ 3GPP (2008-12-11) 3GPP TS 26.073 - AMR speech Codec; version 8.0.0 Release 8, Retrieved 2009-09-08
  7. ^ 3GPP (2008-12-18) 3GPP TS 26.273 - AMR-WB+ speech Codec; version 8.0.0 Release 8, Retrieved 2009-09-09
  8. ^ Speex Audio Codec, Version 1.2 Library of Congress
  9. ^ Finding voice codecs for free software Linux.com October 14, 2005
  10. ^ DSP Group Unveils Total Telephony Solutions(TM) For Digital Cordless Telephony Applications PRNewswire
  11. ^ IPMR Speech Codec - draft-spiritdsp-ipmr-01.txt IETF
  12. ^ SILK Speech Codec - draft-vos-silk-02 IETF
  13. ^
  14. ^ FF Video Codec 1 Library of Congress
  15. ^ http://ffmpeg.org/doxygen/trunk/flashsv_8c.html
  16. ^ http://www.fraps.com/faq.php#videocap
  17. ^ http://lags.leetcode.net/codec.html
  18. ^ http://wiki.multimedia.cx/LOCO
  19. ^ http://magicyuv.com/
  20. ^
  21. ^
  22. ^
  23. ^
  24. ^
  25. ^
  26. ^ http://wiki.multimedia.cx/VBLE
  27. ^ Cinepak Library of Congress
  28. ^
  29. ^ Indeo Video Codec, Version 3 Library of Congress
  30. ^ Indeo Video Codec, Version 5 Library of Congress
  31. ^ Sorenson Video Codec, Version 3 Library of Congress

External links

  • Subjective codec comparison
  • Audio formats comparison, a look at six lossless formats and five lossy formats.
  • http://www.fourcc.org/codecs.php list of codec four digit codes (like DIV3, XVID, ...)
  • Interactive blind listening tests of audio codecs over the internet
  • http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/en/Support/Formats,List of different audio codecs and meta-data by them
  • Online Video Format Identification Tool - Designed primarily for CCTV video formats and codecs
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