|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.
PNG is an acronym for portable network graphics. It was historically preferred over GIFs for its unencumbered license, and though GIF is now free PNG is still used out of habit. It supports a wider range of transparency than GIF and stores virtually no metadata. PNG, because it is lossless, is generally larger in size than a JPG and somewhat smaller than a GIF.
A format originating on Amiga computers. May appear in games from the 1980s and 1990s.
- modules/demux/image.c (input demuxer)