Compressed Formats. "FOURCC" Codec.

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FOURCCName/Info LinkOwnerDescription, Products Using the Codec, etc.
3IV13ivx3IVXMPEG4-based codec. Used by 3ivx Delta 1.0-3.5. FOURCC "3IV0" was also used for a while but never publicly released.
3IV23ivx3IVXMPEG4-based codec. To be used for "3ivx Delta 4.0."
AASCAutodesk Animator codecAutodeskThe person who informed me of this codec reckons it's part of Autodesk's discontinued Animator Studio for Windows but this is not confirmed.
ABYR?Kensington??
AEMIArray VideoONE MPEG1-I CaptureArray MicrosystemsArray's codec used for I frame only MPEG1 AVI files
AFLIAutodesk Animator codecAutodeskAVI equivalent of Autodesk's native FLI file format (presumably).
AFLCAutodesk Animator codecAutodeskAVI equivalent of the FLC native file format (presumably).
AMPGArray VideoONE MPEGArray MicrosystemsCodec for Array VideoONE hardware-based MPEG compression system.
ANIMRDXIntel?
AP41AngelPotion DefinitiveAngelPotionAnother hacked version of Microsoft's MP43 codec. This can be downloaded from the Codec Warehouse or from AngelPotion. One source recommends against installing this codec "due to its occasional tendency to modify client structures".
ASV1Asus VideoAsusCodec supplied with the Asus TNT Video Capture adapter.
ASV2Asus Video (2)AsusNew codec from Asus. Beta level is available from linked FTP site.
ASVXAsus Video 2.0AsusUnusual codec which stores audio in the .avi file but puts the video in a companion .asv file. Click here for information on how to play back these files on Windows 2000 PCs.
AUR2Aura 2 Codec - YUV 422Auravision?
AURAAura 1 Codec - YUV 411Auravision?
BINKBink VideoRAD Game ToolsI'm not sure if this is available as a standard Windows codec but the web site makes it sound interesting enough to list here even if it does require non-standard tools to use.
BT20Prosumer VideoConexantCodec optimised for realtime compression of YUV images. Download the ZIP and add VIDC.BT20=btvvc32.drv and VIDC.Y41P=btvvc32.drv to the [drivers32] section of your SYSTEM.INI to enable the codec
BTCVComposite Video CodecConexantI could have sworn that this was supposed to be BTVC but Microsoft's site lists it as BTCV.
BW10Broadway MPEG Capture/CompressionData TranslationCodec for Broadway hardware-based MPEG compression system.
CC12YUV12 CodecIntel?
CDVCCanopus DV CodecCanopusAllegedly used with digital video cameras. The Canopus download page has a free software-only version of this codec which will install on machines which are not equipped with their capture hardware. 
CFCCDPS PerceptionDigital Processing SystemsNative format used when capturing AVIs using a DPS Perception adapter.
CGDICamcorder VideoMicrosoftAVI format used by Office 97 camcorder application.
CHAMCaviara ChampagneWinnov?
CJPGWebCam JPEGCreative LabsUsed by Creative Video Blaster Webcam Go control. See here for info on how to download and install this codec.
CPLAYUV 4:2:0WeitekThis sounds like an uncompressed format to me. Anyone know?
CRAMMicrosoft Video 1MicrosoftAllegedly identical to MSVC.
CVIDCinepakRadiusOriginally owned by Supermac. Download the latest 16 and 32 bit Windows versions from Providenza & Boekelhiede's web site. You can also find the codec on TekWeb.
CWLT??Listed as "reserved" on Microsoft's codec site.
CYUVCreative YUVCreative LabsProprietary YUV compression algorithm
CYUY?ATI TechnologiesProprietary YUV compression algorithm
DIV3DivX MPEG-4DivXLow motion codec (optimised for low motion source material?). I hear that this codec is actually an illegitimate, hacked version of a Microsoft MPEG4 codec so beware if you use it.
DIV4DivX MPEG-4DivXFast motion codec. I hear that this codec is another illegitimate, hacked version of a Microsoft MPEG4 codec so beware if you use it.
DIV5??
DIVXDivXOpenDivXThis FOURCC code is used for versions 4.0 and later of the DivX codec. DivX, "the MP3 of video,"  is the popular and market-leading MPEG-4 video codec that is emerging as the standard for full screen, full motion, DVD-quality video over IP-based networks.
divxDivX?Apparently used interchangeably with "DIVX".
DMB1Rainbow Runner hardware compressionMatroxHardware codec used by Matrox Rainbow Runner video capture product. Apparently a form of Motion JPEG).
DMB2??MJPEG codec used by Paradigm.
DSVD??
DUCKTrueMotion SDuck CorporationRather nice RGB codec which, strangely enough, appears to have two distinct FOURCCs.
DVAN??
dvsd?Pinnacle SystemsmiroVideo DV300 SW only codec.  Requires the presence of the 1394 (Firewire) interface card with which it shipped. For more info, see this Microsoft page
DVSD??Used by Adobe After Effects, Uleads Mediastudio 6 (and probably VideoStudio) as a generic DV FOURCC. Probably the same as "dvsd". Sources indicate that these FOURCCs were used interchangeably in early versions.

Some versions include only decompression. If you need a compress/decompress DVSD codec, I am told that the MainConcept DV codec is worth a look and you can download a demo version here.

DVE2DVE-2 Videoconferencing CodecInSoft?
DVX1DVX1000SP Video DecoderLucent?
DVX2DVX2000S Video DecoderLucent?
DVX3DVX3000S Video DecoderLucent?
DXTnDirectX Compressed TextureMicrosoft5 different versions (DXT1 - DXT5) of compressed texture formats exist. Full documentation is to be found in the DirectX SDK. More info can also be found on S3's Texture Compression web site.
DXTCDirectX Texture CompressionMicrosoftAnother of the DXTn set, I suppose.
ELK0?ElsaCodec used by some Elsa graphics cards. May be a YUV format with reduced colour resolution.
EKQ0?Elsa
ESCPEscapeEidos TechnologiesCodec used by Eidos Technologies ESCAPE VideoStudio.
ETV1eTreppid Video CodeceTreppid Technologies
ETV2eTreppid Video CodeceTreppid Technologies
ETVCeTreppid Video CodeceTreppid Technologies
FLJPField Encoded Motion JPEGD-VisionField encoded motion JPEG wuth LSI bitstream format.
FRWAForward Motion JPEG with alpha channelSoftLab-NskA version of motion JPEG as used in the Forward project from SoftLab-Nsk. This format also includes an 8-bit alpha channel per image.
FRWDForward Motion JPEGSoftLab-NskA version of motion JPEG as used in the Forward project from SoftLab-Nsk. Similar to FRWD but without the alpha information.
GLZWMotion LZWgabest@freemail.huGIF-like codec written by gabest@freemail.hu.
GPEGMotion JPEGgabest@freemail.huMotion JPEG codec written as a learning exercise by gabest@freemail.hu.
GWLT?MicrosoftListed as "reserved" on Microsoft's codec site.
H260 through H269ITU H.26nIntel Conferencing codecs

H.263 format video is for POTS-based videoconferencing. Used, for example, in some Osprey products.

HFYUHuffman Lossless Codec?Huffman codec for YUV and RGB formats. Available in source and DLL forms.
HMCRRendition Motion Compensation FormatRenditionProprietary motion compensation surface format used by Rendition V2x00 DirectDraw driver.
HMRRRendition Motion Compensation FormatRenditionNewer, proprietary motion compensation surface format used by Rendition drivers.
i263ITU H.263IntelPictureWorks NetCard Player - another H.263 implementation from Intel. There's a FAQ on this codec here and it can also be downloaded from here.
IANIndeo 4 CodecIntelOne of a collection of FOURCCs used in Indeo 4.
ICLBCellB Videoconferencing CodecInSoft?
IGORPower DVD??
IJPGIntergraph JPEGIntergraphIntergraph's version of a JPEG codec (don't you hate it when I just state the obvious ?)
ILVCLayered VideoIntel?
ILVRITU H.263+ Codec??
IPDVGiga AVI DV CodecI-O Data Device, Inc.Codec used with I-O Data Device's IEEE1394 Digital Video Control & Capture Board. This codec implements I-O DATA's original indexed AVI architecture.
IR21codec at TekWeb.Indeo 2.1IntelOld Indeo codec
IV30 through IV39Indeo 3LigosThe family of Indeo Video 3 codecs originally developed by Intel but now handled by Ligos.
IV32Indeo 3.2LigosFairly widespread Indeo 3 codec
IV40 through IV49Indeo InteractiveLigosIndeo 4.1 improves image quality and introduces transparency masks.
IV50Indeo InteractiveLigosVersion 5.0 of the Indeo codec series designed for internet video delivery.
JBYR?Kensington??
JPGLJPEG Light??Proprietory format used by many WebCams which are built around the DIVIO NW 801/802 chip such as the Logitec QuickCam Pro, VideoLogic HomeC@m and other cameras from Askey, Mustek, Microtek, and Tekom.
KMVCKarl Morton's Video Codec (presumably)?Shipped as part of the game "Worms" by Team17 Software. Info is allegedly obtainable from info@beamaim.demon.co.uk.
LEADLEAD Video CodecLead TechnologiesCodec supporting standard MJPEG and Lead's proprietary MCMP formats. They state "an alternative to standard compression algorithms, MCMP delivers smaller file sizes and can maintain better image quality than MJPEG with the same or better image quality." Link offers download of a time-expiring version of the codec. No, MCMP isn't a FOURCC.
LjpgLEAD MJPEG CodecLead TechnologiesSupports color JPEG 4:1:1, 4:2:2, 4:4:4, grayscale JPEG 4:0:0) FOURCCs supported: MJPG, JPEG, dmb1 Lossless JPEG support including 24-bit color and 8,12 and 16-bit grayscale. Link offers download of a time-expiring version of the codec.
M263H.263Microsoft Redmond's codec implementing the H.263 compression standard.
M261H.261Microsoft Redmond's codec implementing the H.261 compression standard.
MC12Motion Compensation FormatATI TechnologiesProprietary format used by ATI in MPEG decoding.
MCAMMotion Compensation FormatATI TechnologiesProprietary format used by ATI in MPEG decoding.
mJPGMotion JPEG including Huffman TablesIBMA version of Motion JPEG which includes Huffman tables with each AVI frame. Developed by IBM before the MJPEG standard was finalised.
MJPG Motion JPEG?Motion JPEG video. Codecs implementing MJPEG are (or have been) available from

The format is also used by Matrox in their Rainbow Runner add-on video capture / MPEG playback board for various of their display adapters. 

MP42MPEG-4MicrosoftApparently one of several different and incompatible MPEG-4 codecs. Rumour has it that this codec is downloadable from the Microsoft site somewhere. This codec is distributed as part of Microsoft Windows Media Tools 4.
MP43MPEG-4MicrosoftYet another MPEG-4 variation from Microsoft. This FOURCC is not, however, listed on Microsoft's codecs site. This codec is distributed as part of Microsoft Windows Media Tools 4.
MP4SMPEG-4Microsoft ?Another MPEG-4 variant which is apparently ISO-compatible.
MPEGMPEG?MPEG video - presumably MPEG I ?
MPG4MPEGMicrosoft MPEG-4 Video High Speed Compressor. Downloadable here, I am told. This codec was shipped with some versions of the Microsoft Netshow encoder (probably 3.0)
MPGIMPEGSigma DesignsEditable MPEG codec
MRCAMrcodecFAST MultimediaAnd I thought it stood for "Multi Role Combat Aircraft".
MRLEMicrosoft RLEMicrosoftRun length encoded RGB format from Microsoft. Basically the same as the BI_RLE formats but Michael Knapp clarifies:

"MRLE is just *nearly* the same compression as the existing 4 and 8bit RLE formats but the 'copy bytes-chunk' always has an even byte-length. That means that an empty byte is added if the 'copy chunk' contains an odd number of bytes"

MSVCMicrosoft Video 1MicrosoftOriginal codec shipped with Video For Windows. Deals with 8bpp and 16bpp images. Quality leaves a lot to be desired (IMHO).
MTX1
through
MTX9
?Matrox?
MV12???
MWV1Aware Motion WaveletsAware Inc.Wavelet compression-based codec optimised for Intel MMX platforms. Allegedly downloadable from here.
nAVI Download here??
NTN1Video Compression 1Nogatech?
NVS0-
NVS5
?NVidia?Supported by GEForce 2 GTS Pro / 64Mb DDR. Possibly a texture format.
NVT0-
NVT5
?NVidia?Supported by GEForce 2 GTS Pro / 64Mb DDR. Possibly a texture format.
PDVCDVC codecI-O Data Device, Inc.DV codec for I-O DATA Digital Video Capture products.
PGVVRadius Video VisionRadius?
PIM1Download herePegasus Imaging?
PIM2?Pegasus Imaging Pinnacle DC1000 firewire video editing card supports this format.
PIMJLossless JPEGPegasus Imaging?
PVEZPowerEZHorizons TechnologyTrueMotion based codec (?) It appears that Horizons Technology has now been acquired by Raytheon and is no longer in the codec business (can someone confirm this - their URL is now redirected). Allegedly, you can download this codec from support.private.com but I'm not going to add a link since this is an adult video company and I don't want to get this site associated with porn.
PVMMPacketVideo Corporation MPEG-4PacketVideo CorporationSoftware MPEG4 codec that supports multiple bitrate encoding/decoding. It is also error resilient allowing transmission over wired/wireless networks.
PVW2Pegasus Wavelet CompressionPegasus Imaging?
qpeqQPEG 1.1Q-Team?
QPEGQPEGQ-TeamQ-Team Dr.Knabe's 8-bit output codec with automatic palette switching for seamless edits.
RGBT32 bit supportComputer ConceptsThat's odd. I registered RGBT at the same time as a bunch of other FOURCCs and it was granted. The format I registered is for 16- and 32-bit uncompressed RBG images with a transparency plane. Microsoft's codec site, however, lists Computer Concepts rather than Brooktree (Conexant) as the owner. Hmm...
RLE Run Length EncoderMicrosoft?I expect this is an equivalent to one of the the BI_RLEx FOURCCs (see the RGB page). The Win2K clock.avi sample uses this format. Final character in the FOURCC is a space.
RT21Real Time Video 2.1IntelWhat Indeo was called before the marketing guys got their hands on it. RTV or Real Time Video was the format produced by Intel's ActionMedia II adapter back in the late 80s. When the 80486 came along, this migrated to the software-decodable Indeo formats used today.
rv20RealVideo G2RealRealVideo G2 (6.0 and greater versions of the player and encoder)
rv30RealVideo 8Real
RVXRDXIntel?
s422VideoCap C210
YUV Codec
Tekram InternationalYUV422 codec shipped as part of the driver package for Tekram's C210 product.
SDCCDigital Camera CodecSun Communications?
SFMCSurface Fitting MethodCrystalNetCrystalGram video email codec.
SMSCProprietary codecRadius?
SMSDProprietary codecRadius?
smsvWavelet VideoWorldConnect
(corporate site)
Windows 95 codec installed automatically (and without warning) whenever you receive and play back a file sent from VisualMail. Very low bandwidth format.
SPIGSpigotRadius?
SQZ2VXTreme Video Codec V2Microsoft?
SV10Video R1Sorenson MediaAllegedly popular as a Quicktime codec. Used for trailer videos on Star Wars Episode 1 and other games.
STVAST CMOS Imager Data (Bayer)ST MicroelectronicsData from ST CMOS Imagers that is passed to a codec external to the driver 
for processing to a displayable format. More info may be available at the ST Vision and Imaging Unit web site.
STVBST CMOS Imager Data (Nudged Bayer)ST MicroelectronicsData from ST CMOS Imagers that is passed to a codec external to the driver 
for processing to a displayable format. More info may be available at the ST Vision and Imaging Unit web site.
STVCST CMOS Imager Data (Bunched)ST MicroelectronicsData from ST CMOS Imagers that is passed to a codec external to the driver 
for processing to a displayable format. More info may be available at the ST Vision and Imaging Unit web site.
STVX
ST CMOS Imager Data (Extended CODEC Data Format)ST MicroelectronicsData from ST CMOS Imagers that is passed to a codec external to the driver 
for processing to a displayable format. More info may be available at the ST Vision and Imaging Unit web site.
STVYST CMOS Imager Data (Extended CODEC Data Format with Correction Data)ST MicroelectronicsData from ST CMOS Imagers that is passed to a codec external to the driver 
for processing to a displayable format. More info may be available at the ST Vision and Imaging Unit web site.
SVQ1Sorenson VideoSorenson Media?
TLMSMotion Intraframe CodecTeraLogic?
TLSTMotion Intraframe CodecTeraLogic?
TM20TrueMotion 2.0Duck CorporationVersion 2.0 of Duck Corp's Truemotion codec.
TM2XTrueMotion 2XDuck CorporationDuck Corp's latest version of the TrueMotion codec.
TMICMotion Intraframe CodecTeraLogic?
TMOTTrueMotion SHorizons TechnologyAnother FOURCC for TrueMotion S. This relates to the version of the codec licensed by Horizons Technology and is not compatible with DUCK.
TR20TrueMotion RT 2.0Duck CorporationRealtime version of TrueMotion.
TSCCTechSmith Screen Capture CodecTechsmith Corp.Codec used by the Camtasia Screen "camcorder" application.
TV10Tecomac Low-Bit Rate CodecTecomac, Inc.?
TY2CTrident Decompression DriverTrident Microsystems?
TY2N?Trident Microsystems?
TY0N?Trident Microsystems?
UCODClearVideoeMajix.comFractal compression-based video codec available as a Video for Windows codec and in the ClearFusion Netscape plugin package.
ULTIUltimotionIBM Corp.Shipped with OS/2 but also available for Video for Windows. Link is to a very old version of the codec for Windows.
V261Lucent VX2000SLucent?
VCR1ATI Video Codec 1ATI TechnologiesCodec used by some ATI TV-PC products. The link here allows you to download a version which is not specific to ATI hardware, allowing videos captured on an ATI-enabled system to be played back elsewhere. Also available here.
VCR2ATI Video Codec 2ATI TechnologiesCodec used by some ATI TV-PC products. As for VCR1, this link is for a non-ATI specific version of the codec.Also available here.
VDOMVDOWaveVDONetAnother streaming video format from VDONet.
VDOWVDOLiveVDONetH.263 internet streaming video format. Allegedly to be used (being used ?) by Microsoft in it's NetShow offering.
VDTZVideoTizer YUV CodecDarim Vision Co.Codec used to store YUV AVIs captured with Darim Vision's VideoTizer product.
VGPXVGPixel CodecAlaris ?Alaris VGPixel 32-bit AVI compression driver. It seems that this codec is installed along with the software for the "Alaris Wee Cam."  The codec doesn't appear to be available separately but, allegedly, works fine if you install the Wee Cam software even without the camera. 
VIFP??
VIDS?Vitec MultimediaYUV 4:2:2 CCIR 601 for V422 (no, I don't understand this either)
VIVOVivo H.263Vivo SoftwareVivo's version of the videoconferencing "standard" H.263 compression format (version 2.0.0).
VIXLVideo XLMiro (now part of Pinnacle Systems)Used my MiroVideo products such as the DC10, DC20, DC30, etc. A motion JPEG format that is accelerated in hardware with the Zoran chipset
VLV1?VideoLogicCodec probably used in VideoLogic's Captivator product line
VP30VP3On2On2 tell me "On2's VP3 codec will encode video into a VP3 file in multiple bit rates (roughly 220 Kbps, 330 Kbps, and 440 Kbps) and at optimum frame rates (usually 29.97 fps). This multiple bit rate file allows the TrueCast server to scale dynamically and smoothly as bandwidth congestion increases and decreases, providing the viewer with a consistent and reliable experience, without choppiness or interruption."
VP31VP3On2Another flavour of the On2 VP2 codec.
VX1KVX1000S Video CodecLucent?
VX2KVX2000S Video CodecLucent?
VXSPVX1000SP Video CodecLucent?
WBVCW9960Winbond Electronics
WHAMMicrosoft Video 1MicrosoftYet another FOURCC describing Microsoft's MSVC/CRAM codec.
WINXWinnov Software CompressionWinnovSoftware codec used by some Winnov Videum products.
WJPGWinbond JPEG??Format supported by AverMedia USB TV-tuner/capture device. When downloading, look for the file USBTV20.ZIP.
WNV1Winnov Hardware CompressionWinnovHardware codec used by Winnov Videum products.
x263Download hereXirlinkAnother H.263 codec. This one is apparently used by an IBM-branded webcam.
XLV0XL Video DecoderNetXL Inc.
XMPGXING MPEGXING CorporationEditable (I frame only) MPEG codec
XXAN???
Y41PBrooktree YUV 4:1:1ConexantThis is an uncompressed YUV 411 format I registered about 7 years ago. I've stumbled on a few AVIs that use it, though, so I am listing it here. Download the ZIP and add VIDC.BT20=btvvc32.drv and VIDC.Y41P=btvvc32.drv to the [drivers32] section of your SYSTEM.INI to enable the codec
Y8  Grayscale video?Probably a duplicate of the uncompressed Y800 format. The 2 last characters are spaces.
YC12YUV 12 codecIntel
YUV8Caviar YUV8Winnov
YUY2Raw, uncompressed YUV 4:2:2Microsoft (probably)Yes, I know this isn't a compressed format but I get so many questions about where to find a codec for YUY2 AVIs that it's here to allow people to find the answer easily. I'm told "VirtualDub has been able to decode YUY2 internally since V1.3a. Newer versions of Ben Rudiak-Gould's Huffyuv codec will also convert YUY2 or UYVY data to RGB"
YUYV?CanopusCompressed YUV format. Some of the software on the Canopus download page may include this codec (I'm guessing - please tell me if this is true).
ZLIB??Some kind of lossless codec that you can download from here.
ZPEGVideo ZipperMetheus

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