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This lists containers, also known as media file formats.

Containers are Files that can contain audio and/or video. The audio and video is encoded (compressed) using codecs, and then stored in a container. Codecs can normally be used in a variety of different containers.

You can usually tell what container format is used for a file by looking at the file's extension. For example, if a file has a .mp4 extension, it is likely to contain MPEG-4 video.

Below are listed the formats you can play with vlc (if I've missed any, feel free to add it :-)

File Extension Contains
.a52 A52
.aac AAC
.aiff AIFF
.amr AMR
.asf ASF
.au AU
.avi AVI
.dts DTS
.dump Demuxdump
.dvr-ms DVR-MS
.flac FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec)
.nsf, .nsfe, .gbs, .vgm, .vgz, .spc, .gym gme
.mkv, .mka, .mks Matroska
.mpc Musepack
.mpg, .mpeg, .vob MPEG-PS
.mov MOV
.flv flash Video
.m4a, .m4b, .m4p MPEG-4 Audio
.mp4 MPEG-4
.nsv NSV
.ogm OGM
.ogg Ogg
.pva PVA
.rm, .ram, .ra RealMedia
SDP (streaming only)
.ts, .mts, .m2ts MPEG2-TS
.wav WAV
.wmv Windows Media Video

To add a container, use {{mux}}


This category has the following 2 subcategories, out of 2 total.