Video Formats

AutoScreenRecorder 5 can handle many video and audio file formats for trimming, conversion and resizing.



Displaying File Extensions

A file extension is the characters that appear after the period of the file name, like in MyVideo.xxx. Usually, it indicates the file format.

Major Video Formats


.AVI - Audio Video Interleaved
AVI is a multimedia container format introduced by Microsoft in 1992. When video data is not compressed, the video size is large. You need a codec (coding and decoding) to compresses the video.
Most video codecs are lossy. When used, some image details are lost, like Microsoft Video 1(MSVC) or H264. On the other hand, Wisdom-Soft Lossless Codec (WIS1) is a zero-loss codec, by which no image detail is lost during the compression.


.MP4 - MPEG-4
MP4 is the most commonly used video format for downloading and streaming videos from the internet. It is compatible with most online video platforms.


.GIF - Animated GIF
A GIF is a 256 color format for image files that supports both static and animated images. AutoScreenRecorer 5 can convert your video to an animated GIF file.


.MKV - Matroska Video
MKV supports unlimited video, audio, and subtitle tracks. They're similar to MOV and AVI files.


.MOV - Apple QuickTime Movie
MOV is an MPEG-4 video container file format used in Apple's Quicktime program and iPhones.


.FLV - Flash Video
FLV file extension is a file that uses Adobe Flash Player over the internet.


.OGG - OGG format
Open standard container format maintained by the Xiph.org.


.MPG - VCD MPEG-2 format
It offers small files, easy to download and transfer. In conversion to a VCD, NTSC is mainly used in North America. PAL is mainly used in Europe, Asia, and Australia.


.MP3 - MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3
A data compression format for encoding digital audio, most commonly music.


.WAV - Waveform Audio
An audio file format standard, developed by IBM and Microsoft, for storing an audio bitstream on PCs.


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