List of codecs

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The following is a list of compression formats and related codecs.

Audio compression formats[edit]

Main article: Audio coding format


Lossless compression[edit]

Lossy compression[edit]



Main article: Speech encoding

(low bit rate, optimized for speech)

Text compression formats[edit]

Video compression formats[edit]

Main article: Video coding format

Lossless compression[edit]

  • Alpary
  • Animation (qtrle)
    • QuickTime
    • FFmpeg
  • ArithYuv
  • AVIzlib
    • LCL (VfW codec) MSZH and ZLIB [9]
    • FFmpeg
  • CamStudio GZIP/LZO
    • FFmpeg (decoder only)
  • Dirac lossless
    • libdirac
    • libschroedinger
    • GStreamer
    • FFmpeg
  • FastCodec
  • FFV1 FFV1's compression factor is comparable to Motion JPEG 2000, but based on quicker algorithms (allows real-time capture). Written by Michael Niedermayer and published as part of FFmpeg under to GNU LGPL.
    • FFmpeg
  • H.264 lossless
    • x264 (encoder only)
    • FFmpeg (decoder only, uses x264 for encoding)
  • Huffyuv Huffyuv (or HuffYUV) was written by Ben Rudiak-Gould and published under the terms of the GNU GPL as free software, meant to replace uncompressed YCbCr as a video capture format. It uses very little cpu but takes a lot of disk space.
    • FFmpeg
  • JPEG 2000 lossless
    • libopenjpeg
  • Lagarith A more up-to-date fork of Huffyuv is available as Lagarith.
    • Lagarith Codec (VfW codec)
    • FFmpeg (decoder only)
  • LOCO
    • FFmpeg (decoder only)
  • LZO
  • MSU Lossless Video Codec
  • PNG
    • CorePNG
    • FFmpeg
  • ScreenPressor[10]
  • SheerVideo
  • Snow lossless
    • FFmpeg
  • TechSmith Screen Capture Codec (TSCC)[11]
    • FFmpeg (decoder only)
  • Ut Video [12][13]
    • libutvideo
    • FFmpeg
  • VMNC[14]
  • VP9 by Google [15]
    • libvpx
    • FFmpeg (decoder only)
  • YULS
  • ZMBV (Zip Motion Block Video) Codec
    • FFmpeg
  • ZRLE used by VNC
  • Blackmagic codec
  • Grass Valley Lossless
    • Grass Valley Codec Option
    • FFmpeg (decoder only)

Lossy compression[edit]




  • Hap/Hap Alpha/Hap Q
    • VIDVOX hap codec
    • FFmpeg
  • DXV Codec
    • Resolume DXV Codec

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