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Support for fragmented MP4 muxing/demuxing was added in VLC 3.0.0.

The demux module is planned to support HEIF in future versions (currently in 4.0.0-dev) through a heif submodule.


Module: mp4
Type Access demux
First VLC version 0.5.0
Last VLC version -
Operating system(s) all
Description MP4 stream demuxer
Shortcut(s) (none)


Module: mp4
Type Muxer
First VLC version -
Last VLC version -
Operating system(s) all
Description MP4/MOV muxer
Shortcut(s) mp4, mov, 3gp
  • sout-mp4-faststart <boolean> : Create "Fast Start" files. "Fast Start" files are optimized for downloads and allow the user to start previewing the file while it is downloading default value: enabled


Module: mp4frag
Type Muxer
First VLC version 3.0.0
Last VLC version -
Operating system(s) all
Description Fragmented and streamable MP4 muxer
Shortcut(s) mp4frag, mp4stream

Source code

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