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VLC can decode this container.
The module name to use at the command line is image.

The Image demuxer is responsible for opening most image file formats in VLC media player.
Though the image module is capable of handling JPEGs, the jpeg module handles them as of VLC 2.2.0, so they can be encoded and decoded by the same module. The svg modules handle SVGs.

Supported formats:

  • PNG
  • XCF
  • GIF
  • TIFF
  • LBM
  • PCX
  • Targa
  • MxPEG
  • BMP
  • PNM
  • WebP
  • BPG



Run-length encoded image format. Used by GIMP.


GIF is an acronym for Graphics Interchange Format. It is a versatile image type that is lossless and supports animation and compression.


TIFF is an acronym for Tagged Image File Format. It is a container that allows the storage of information alongside the image. It supports lossless compression.

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