[FFmpeg-devel] Popular codecs on the web not supported by FFmpeg

compn tempn
Wed Jan 28 20:16:31 CET 2009

On Wed, 28 Jan 2009 08:06:13 -0800, Mike Melanson wrote:
>Benjamin Larsson wrote:
>> Hi, the following list is from Picsearch and lists codecs that FFmpeg 
>> isn't supporting. There are duplicates and because of the rapid 
>> development some codecs are already supported, the first 5 in the list 
>> are by margin the most popular. If anyone wants to try and add support 
>> reply which fourcc's and I'll try to get links to sample files.
>We should scrub the list for the easy ones. I wager that rgbb, Motion 
>JPEG OpenDML, Animation JPEG OpenDML, JPEG, jpeg, YVU9, FFDS, Component 
>Video, WRAW, Y41P. In fact, I think that compn has already hooked up a 
>number of these to the MPEG-4 video decoder.
>I have been slowly working through the Picsearch sample list, studying 
>the samples, entering new pages into the Wiki, and organizing samples on 
>mphq. Note that not all of those FourCCs are strictly valid. I think 
>that 'dslv' falls more into a 'meta' category of QuickTime codecs. Come 
>to think of it, 'jpeg' (lowercase) is probably the same (a still frame 
>in front of a movie trailer's main SVQ3 video track, for example; I used 
>to see this a lot).

you can see dashcloud and my progress on the lists here:

added a lot of the codecs to mplayer and ffmpeg already.
kostya already RE'd one. a decoder would make a good GSoC qualification

mike downloaded all of the samples i think. lists here:

i'm also working on a list of video for windows codecs. each fourcc
needs a wiki entry:


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