Comparison of video formats

Simpler video formats can contain different types of video streams, while more advanced video formats can support multiple audio and video streams, subtitles, chapter-information, and meta-data (tags) — along with the synchronization information needed to play back the various streams together.

In most cases, the file header, most of the metadata and the synchro chunks are specified by the video format. For example, video formats exist for optimized, low-quality, internet video streaming which differs from high-quality DVD streaming requirements.

The following is a comparison of video formats that our software supports. Click on a video format to see the format introduction and related software downloads.

Video Formats:

mp4, avi, flv, mpg, wmv, mkv, m2ts, webm, asf, dvr-ms, 3gp, m4v, rm, rmvb, avs, vob, dv, amv, m1v, m2v, dat

Format Chapters Subtitles Metadata Menu Support Streaming support 3D support
3GP   Yes        
ASF Yes Yes Yes   Yes  
AVI Yes Yes Yes   Yes  
FLV     Yes   Yes  
MKV Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MP4 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MPG         Yes  
M2TS Yes Yes       Yes
RM   Yes     Yes  
RMVB   Yes     Yes  
VOB Yes Yes   Yes    
WEBM         Yes Yes
WMV Yes Yes Yes   Yes  

Related Downloads:

Free Video Converter is a free video converter software to convert video files between many formats or extract audio from video files.


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