☕️ TL;DR – Kamua supports all standard, non-raw, video file formats for importing media. All videos are rendered in Kamua, using the h.264 codec in a .mp4 container.
In this article, you will learn;
File Formats Supported by Kamua:
|Name||File extension(s)||Container format||Codec(s)|
|3GPP2||.3g2||MPEG-4 Part 12||MPEG-4 Part 2, H.263, H.264|
|3GPP||.3gp||MPEG-4 Part 12||MPEG-4 Part 2, H.263, H.264|
|AMV video format||.amv||Modified version of AVI||Variant of Motion JPEG|
|Advanced Systems Format (ASF)||.asf||ASF||any|
|F4V||.flv||MPEG-4 Part 12||H.264|
|Flash Video (FLV)||.flv||FLV||VP6, Sorenson Spark, Screen video, Screen video 2, H.264|
|Flash Video (FLV)||.flv .f4v .f4p .f4a .f4b||Audio, video, text, data||Adobe Flash Platform|
|Video alternative to GIF||.gifv||HTML||any|
|M4V||.m4v||MPEG-4 Part 12||H.264|
|Multiple-image Network Graphics||.mng||N/A||N/A|
|QuickTime File Format||.mov, .qt||QuickTime||many|
|MPEG-4 Part 14 (MP4)||.mp4, .m4p (with DRM), .m4v||MPEG-4 Part 12||H.264, MPEG-4 Part 2, MPEG-2, MPEG-1|
|MPEG-1||.mpg, .mp2, .mpeg, .mpe, .mpv||MPEG-1 part 1||MPEG-1 part 2|
|MPEG-2 – Video||.mpg, .mpeg, .m2v||MPEG-2 – Video||H.262|
|MPEG Transport Stream||.MTS, .M2TS, .TS||AVCHD||AVCHD (MPEG-4 / H.264 )|
|Material Exchange Format (MXF)||.mxf||MXF|
|Nullsoft Streaming Video (NSV)||.nsv||NSV|
|Ogg Video||.ogv, .ogg||Ogg||Theora, Dirac|
|RealMedia Variable Bitrate (RMVB)||.rmvb||RealMedia Variable Bitrate||RealVideo|
|SVI||.svi||MPEG-4 utilising a special header|
|VivoActive (VIV)||.viv||VIV||based upon H.263 video|
|Vob||.vob||VOB||H.262/MPEG-2 Part 2 or MPEG-1 Part 2|
|WebM||.webm||Matroska||VP8, VP9, AV1|
|Windows Media Video||.wmv||ASF||Windows Media Video, Windows Media Video Screen, Windows Media Video Image|
What is a Video File Format?
A Video File Format is a type of file format for storing digital video. There are many types, all of which have different File Extensions/Containers and Codecs. (see below)
What is a File Extension?
A file extension is a suffix at the end of a file’s name, preceded by a period (.). For example, if you have a video file titled MyVideo.mp4, the file extension is .mp4.
File extensions are used by operating systems, such as Windows, iOS and Linux, to associate the file with specific applications. Sometimes, file extensions may be hidden by default in the operating system, but this can be changed in settings.
What is a Video Container?
A container is like a box that contains the video, audio and metadata, and is usually identified by its file extension. For example, an h.264 video can be stored in either a .mp4 or .mov container.
What is a Codec?
A codec is a type of software that compresses video for easy storage and playback. They are used by video apps and cameras to compress the footage and also to decode the compression for playback or editing, hence the name, codec, meaning code-decode.
The most common type of video codec in 2021 is h.264, which is used by many video cameras and online services, such as YouTube and TikTok, for its ability to maintain high quality at lower file sizes.
What File Format does Kamua use to render video?
All Kamua ouputs are rendered using h.264 and the .mp4 file extension, at the same quality as the highest quality source media used.