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What video file formats does Kamua support?

☕️ 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;

All File formats supported by Kamua

What a Video File Format is

What a File Extension is

What a Video Container is

What a Video Codec is

What File Format Kamua uses to render

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
AVI .avi AVI any
Dirac .drc DRC Dirac
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
GIF .gif N/A N/A
Video alternative to GIF .gifv HTML any
M4V .m4v MPEG-4 Part 12 H.264
Matroska .mkv Matroska any
Multiple-image Network Graphics .mng N/A N/A
QuickTime File Format .mov, .qt QuickTime many[3]
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 (RM) .rm RealMedia RealVideo
RealMedia Variable Bitrate (RMVB) .rmvb RealMedia Variable Bitrate RealVideo
ROQ .roq ROQ  
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.

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