Video Formats

There are many video file formats.  Here are some that might be of interest or relevance to you.  Note which are supported by YouTube.

 

Extension

Name

Explanation

Supported by YouTube

3GP   Cell phones Yes
AVI Audio Video Interleave Many camera output this format (less compression than mpg or mov) Yes
Comproj Camtasia project file No – convert to mov
Dvdproj iDVD project file No – convert to mov
FLV   Adobe-flv1 Yes
Imoveiproject iDVD project file No – convert to mov
MKV   Google Yes
MOV Apple QuickTime Movie Apple Yes
Mpg MPEG-1 or MPEG-2    
Mp4 MPEG-4   Yes
M4v MPEG-4 Apple Yes
SWF

 

(ShockWaveFlash)

(SmallWebFormat)

Adobe Flash (Macromedia) Yes
VEG Sony Vegas project file No – convert to mp4
VEP AVS project file No – convert to avi
VOB DVD format files (in Video_TS folder of DVDs) No
WebM   Google Yes
WMV Windows Media Video Yes

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