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FFmpeg Codec List - What is FFmpeg? FFmpeg Supported Codecs

FFmpeg codec list. What codecs are supported by FFmpeg? Is there an easier way to convert among videos?

What is FFmpeg and How to Use FFmpeg?

FFmpeg introduction from its official website:
FFmpeg is a complete cross-platform program providing solution to record, convert and stream audio and video. It includes libavcodec - the leading audio/video codec library. It is the leading multimedia framework, able to decode, encode, transcode, mux, demux, stream, filter and play pretty much anything that humans and machines have created. It supports the most obscure ancient formats up to the cutting edge. It is also highly portable: FFmpeg compiles, runs, and passes our testing infrastructure FATE across Linux, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, the BSDs, Solaris, etc. under a wide variety of build environments, machine architectures, and configurations.

It contains libavcodec, libavutil, libavformat, libavfilter, libavdevice, libswscale and libswresample which can be used by applications. As well as ffmpeg, ffserver, ffplay and ffprobe which can be used by end users for transcoding, streaming and playing.

The FFmpeg project tries to provide the best technically possible solution for developers of applications and end users alike. To achieve this we combine the best free software options available. We slightly favor our own code to keep the dependencies on other libs low and to maximize code sharing between parts of FFmpeg. Wherever the question of "best" cannot be answered we support both options so the end user can choose.

FFmpeg Wiki:
FFmpeg is a free software project that produces libraries and programs for handling multimedia data. FFmpeg includes libavcodec, an audio/video codec library used by several other projects, libavformat (Lavf), an audio/video container mux and demux library, and the FFmpeg command line program for transcoding multimedia files.

FFmpeg utilizes a command line tool to convert multimedia files between different formats.

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FFmpeg Supported Video/Audio Codecs List

FFmpeg supported video codecs:
4X Movie, AMV Video, Apple Intermediate Codec, Apple MJPEG-B, Apple Pixlet, Asus v1, AVS (Audio Video Standard) video, DV (Digital Video), Electronic Arts CMV video, Flash Screen Video v1, Flash Video (FLV), H.261, H.263 / H.263-1996, H.263+ / H.263-1998 / H.263 version 2, H.264 / AVC / MPEG-4 AVC / MPEG-4 part 10, HEVC, Interplay MVE video, lossless MJPEG, Microsoft ATC Screen, Microsoft Video 1, Motion Pixels video, MPEG-1 video, MPEG-2 video, MPEG-4 part 2, MPEG-4 part 2 Microsoft variant version 1, VP8, VP9, QuickTime 8BPS video, QuickTime Animation (RLE) video, RealVideo 1.0, Sierra VMD video, Windows Media Video 7, WMV7, etc.

FFmpeg supported audio codecs:
AAC, AAC+, AC-3, ADPCM 4X Movie, ADPCM G.722, ADPCM G.726, ADPCM IMA AMV, ADPCM ISS IMA, ADPCM Sound Blaster Pro 2-bit, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, Amazing Studio PAF Audio, Apple lossless audio, ATRAC1, DPCM Interplay, DPCM Sierra Online, DSP Group TrueSpeech, DST (Direct Stream Transfer), DV audio, Enhanced AC-3, FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec), Interplay ACM, Monkey's Audio, MP3 (MPEG audio layer 3), MPEG-4 Audio Lossless Coding (ALS), On2 AVC (Audio for Video Codec), PCM A-law, RealAudio 1.0 (14.4K), RealAudio Lossless, Sonic lossless, Vorbis, Windows Media Audio 1, Windows Media Audio Voice, Xbox Media Audio 1, Xbox Media Audio 2, etc.

FFmpeg Is So Complicated? Can't Find the FFmpeg Codec? Try a Much Easier Way to Convert Any Video

Though FFmpeg is a free video converting program, but admittedly, its command line tool for video conversion is more suitable for developers, as for novice users, they may be very confused about how to use those command lines to convert video or sometimes encounter FFmpeg codec not found problem.

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Guide on How to Convert Videos with Best FFmpeg Alternative

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Step 3: Start to convert video from one format to another

Click "Browse" button to specify a destination folder to save the converted video. Hit "RUN" to start converting video in a flash on Windows (10) or Mac.

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Graduated from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, she employs herself in IT related content creation (since 2013) and happens to perfectly combine her major (computer & science) and her gusto (writing). She's seasoned at offering video audio conversion workarounds and always passionate about new trends, from hot HEVC, 4K to the new AV1 codec.

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