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A video or audio file can have both a "file format" (such as .MOV, .WMV) and a "codec" which is the specific algorithm used to encode the audio and video streams inside the file.

Format: encapsulation - describes the container
Codec: compression - describes the way each stream should be played back

Supported File Formats

The following source formats are supported out of the box and can be ingested by Kaltura: (Additional formats may be supported as well but have not been verified)

Mpeg-4 and QuickTime Formats (MP4, MOV, QT, and M4V), Flash Video (FLV and F4V), Microsoft Windows Formats (AVI, ASF, WMV and WMA), MPEG-1/2 (MPG, M1V, M2V, MP3), WAV, Matroska (MKV), OGG OGM & OGV, WEBM, 3GP, RM, Webex (ARF), MXF.

Supported Source Codecs

The following codecs are supported (Additional codecs may be supported as well but have not been verified):

Input Video Codecs

DivX (Div3/4/5, DX50), DV, H.263, H.264 and AVC, MPEG-4 Visual, MPEG-1/2, MJPG, MP42/3, IV40/50 (Indeo codecs), RV30/40, RMVB, FLV1/4, VP3/5/6/7/8/9, Sorenson (SVQ1/3), Xvid, Theora, WMV1/2/3, VC1, ProRes 422, ICOD, DVCPRO, PXLT, TCSS/TCS2, GoToMeeting Codec (G2M3/4).

Input Audio Codecs

MP3, MP1/2, AC3, AAC, Vorbis, AMR, PCM, WMA7/8/9, WMSpeech, FLAC, QDM2, RA, Nellymoser, Cook, GSM, SPEEX.

If you are not sure what format or codec your particular camera or capture device creates, consult the manual or contact the manufacturer.