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FOURCC Company Name & Link Owner Name & Link Description Download available
from my Briefcase
3IV0 3ivx 3IVX MPEG4-based CoDec. Never publicly released.  
3IV1 3ivx 3IVX MPEG4-based CoDec. Used by 3ivx Delta 1.0-3.5.  
3IV2 3ivx 3IVX MPEG4-based CoDec. D4 4.0.4 3ivx_d4_404_win.zip
AASC AutoDesk Animator CoDec AutoDesk    
ABYR   Kensington    
AEMI Array VideoONE MPEG1-I Capture Array Microsystems Array's CoDec used for I frame only MPEG1 AVI files  
AFLI Autodesk Animator CoDec AutoDesk Possibly an AVI equivalent of AutoDesk's native FLI file format.  
AFLC Autodesk Animator CoDec AutoDesk Possibly an AVI equivalent of the FLC native file format.  
AMPG Array VideoONE MPEG Array Microsystems CoDec for Array VideoONE hardware-based MPEG compression system.  
ANIM RDX Intel    
AP41 AngelPotion Definitive AngelPotion Another hacked version of Microsoft's MP43 CoDec. apmpg4v1-702.exe
ASV1 Asus Video Asus CoDec supplied with the Asus TNT Video Capture adapter. asvd_100.zip
ASV2 Asus Video Asus CoDec from Asus. asvd200.zip
ASVX Asus Video 2.0 Asus Read the Asus_readme.txt file. ASUSASV2.dll
Asus_readme.txt
AUR2 Aura 2 CoDec - YUV 422 Auravision    
AURA Aura 1 CoDec - YUV 411 Auravision    
BINK Bink Video RAD Game Tools Not sure if this is available as a standard Windows CoDec. radtools_v1.5.exe
BT20 Prosumer Video Conexant CoDec optimized for real-time 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 y41p.zip
BTCV Composite Video CoDec Conexant    
BW10 Broadway MPEG Capture/Compression Data Translation CoDec for Broadway hardware-based MPEG compression system.  
CC12 YUV12 CoDec Intel    
CDVC Canopus DV CoDec Canopus    
CFCC DPS Perception Digital Processing Systems Native format used when capturing AVIs using a DPS Perception adapter.  
CGDI Camcorder Video Microsoft AVI format used by Office 97 camcorder application.  
CHAM Caviara Champagne Winnov    
CJPG WebCam JPEG Creative Labs Used by Creative Video Blaster Web cam Go control.  
CPLA YUV 4:2:0 Weitek    
CRAM Microsoft Video 1 Microsoft Allegedly identical to MSVC.  
CVID Cinepak Radius Download from Providenza & Boekelhiede's web site. camerapak.zip
CWLT     Listed as "reserved" on Microsoft's CoDec site.  
CYUV Creative YUV Creative Labs Proprietary YUV compression algorithm  
CYUY   ATI Technologies Proprietary YUV compression algorithm  
DIV3 DivX MPEG-4 DivX Low motion CoDec. Possibly a hacked version of Microsoft's MPEG4 CoDec. Kristal_Studio_4.3.3.exe
DIV4 DivX MPEG-4 DivX Fast motion CoDec. Possibly a hacked version of Microsoft's MPEG4 CoDec. Kristal_Studio_4.3.3.exe
DIV5        
DIVX DivX DivX The popular MPEG-4 video CoDec. DivX51Bundle.exe
DMB1 Rainbow Runner hardware compression Matrox Used by Matrox Rainbow Runner video capture product, a form of Motion JPEG.  
DMB2     MJPEG CoDec used by Paradigm.  
DSVD        
DUCK TrueMotion S Duck Corporation A RGB CoDec.  
DVAN        
dvsd   Pinnacle Systems MiroVideo DV300 SW only CoDec.  Requires the presence of the 1394 (Firewire) interface card with which it shipped.  
DVSD     Used by Adobe After Effects and Uleads Mediastudio 6. If you need a compress/decompress CoDec, try the MainConcept DV CoDec, download a demo version here. dvcodecv2.4.4.exe
DVE2 DVE-2 Videoconferencing CoDec InSoft    
DVX1 DVX1000SP Video Decoder Lucent    
DVX2 DVX2000S Video Decoder Lucent    
DVX3 DVX3000S Video Decoder Lucent    
DXTn DirectX Compressed Texture Microsoft 5 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.  
DXTC DirectX Texture Compression Microsoft    
ELK0   Elsa CoDec used by some Elsa graphics cards.  
EKQ0   Elsa    
ESCP Escape Eidos Technologies CoDec used by Eidos Technologies ESCAPE VideoStudio.  
ETV1 eTreppid Video CoDec eTreppid Technologies    
ETV2 eTreppid Video CoDec eTreppid Technologies    
ETVC eTreppid Video CoDec eTreppid Technologies    
FLJP Field Encoded Motion JPEG D-Vision Field encoded motion JPEG with LSI bitstream format.  
FRWA Forward Motion JPEG with alpha channel SoftLab-Nsk A version of motion JPEG as used in the Forward project from SoftLab-Nsk. This format also includes an 8-bit alpha channel per image.  
FRWD Forward Motion JPEG SoftLab-Nsk A version of motion JPEG as used in the Forward project from SoftLab-Nsk. Similar to FRWD but without the alpha information.  
GLZW Motion LZW gabest@freemail.hu GIF-like CoDec written by gabest@freemail.hu.  
GPEG Motion JPEG gabest@freemail.hu Motion JPEG CoDec written as a learning exercise by gabest@freemail.hu.  
GWLT   Microsoft Listed as "reserved" on Microsoft's CoDec site.  
H260 through H269 ITU H.26n Intel

 

 
HFYU Huffman Lossless CoDec benrg@math.berkeley.edu A good lossless CoDec. huffyuv-2.1.1.zip
HMCR Rendition Motion Compensation Format Rendition Proprietary motion compensation surface format used by Rendition V2x00 DirectDraw driver.  
HMRR Rendition Motion Compensation Format Rendition Newer, proprietary motion compensation surface format used by Rendition drivers.  
i263 ITU H.263 Intel    
IAN Indeo 4 CoDec Intel One of a collection of FOURCCs used in Indeo 4.  
ICLB CellB Videoconferencing CoDec InSoft    
IGOR Power DVD      
IJPG Intergraph JPEG Intergraph Intergraph's version of a JPEG CoDec.  
ILVC Layered Video Intel    
ILVR ITU H.263+ CoDec      
IPDV Giga AVI DV CoDec I-O Data Device, Inc. Used with I-O Data Device's IEEE1394 Digital Video Control Capture Board.  
IR21 Indeo 2.1 Intel Old Indeo CoDec  
IV30 through IV39 Indeo 3 Ligos The family of Indeo Video 3 CoDecs originally developed by Intel but now handled by Ligos.  
IV32 Indeo 3.2 Ligos Fairly widespread Indeo 3 CoDec  
IV40 through IV49 Indeo Interactive Ligos Indeo 4.1 improves image quality and introduces transparency masks.  
IV50 Indeo Interactive Ligos Version 5.0 of the Indeo CoDec series designed for internet video delivery.  
JBYR   Kensington    
JPGL JPEG Lossless?
PICVideo™ Lossless JPEG Codec
Pegasus Imaging JPGL is a Lossless JPEG CoDec, it is a highly specialized video codec, designed for usage in medical-related applications, such as cardiogram viewing programs. It is produced by Pegasus and is a commercial codec.  
KMVC Karl Morton's Video CoDec   Shipped as part of the game "Worms" by Team17 Software.  
LEAD LEAD Video CoDec Lead Technologies CoDec supporting standard MJPEG and Lead's proprietary MCMP formats.  
Ljpg LEAD MJPEG CoDec Lead Technologies    
M263 H.263 Microsoft Redmond's CoDec implementing the H.263 compression standard.  
M261 H.261 Microsoft Redmond's CoDec implementing the H.261 compression standard.  
MC12 Motion Compensation Format ATI Technologies Proprietary format used by ATI in MPEG decoding.  
MCAM Motion Compensation Format ATI Technologies Proprietary format used by ATI in MPEG decoding.  
mJPG Motion JPEG IBM Developed by IBM before the MJPEG standard was finalized.  
MJPG Motion JPEG  

Used by Matrox in their Rainbow Runner add-on video capture / MPEG playback boards for various display adapters. 

 
MP42 MPEG-4 Microsoft This CoDec is distributed as part of Microsoft Windows Media Tools 4.  
MP43 MPEG-4 Microsoft This CoDec is distributed as part of Microsoft Windows Media Tools 4.  
MP4S MPEG-4 Microsoft Another MPEG-4 variant which is apparently ISO-compatible.  
MPEG MPEG   MPEG video  
MPG4 MPEG Microsoft MPEG-4 Video High Speed Compressor. Downloadable here.  
MPGI MPEG Sigma Designs Editable MPEG CoDec  
MRCA MrCoDec FAST Multimedia    
MRLE Microsoft RLE Microsoft Run length encoded RGB format from Microsoft.  
MSVC Microsoft Video 1 Microsoft Original CoDec shipped with Video For Windows.  
MTX1
through
MTX9
  Matrox    
MV12        
MWV1 Aware Motion Wavelets Aware Inc. Wavelet compression-based CoDec optimized for Intel MMX platforms. Allegedly downloadable from here.  
nAVI Download here      
NTN1 Video Compression 1 Nogatech    
NVS0-
NVS5
  NVidia Supported by GEForce 2 GTS Pro / 64Mb DDR.  
NVT0-
NVT5
  NVidia Supported by GEForce 2 GTS Pro / 64Mb DDR.  
PDVC DVC CoDec I-O Data Device, Inc. DV CoDec for I-O DATA Digital Video Capture products.  
PGVV Radius Video Vision Radius    
PIM1 Download here Pegasus Imaging   pclepim1.exe
PIM2   Pegasus Imaging Pinnacle DC1000 firewire video editing card supports this format.  
PIMJ Lossless JPEG Pegasus Imaging    
PVEZ PowerEZ Horizons Technology    
PVMM PacketVideo Corporation MPEG-4 PacketVideo Corporation A software MPEG4 CoDec.  
PVW2 Pegasus Wavelet Compression Pegasus Imaging    
qpeq QPEG 1.1 Q-Team    
QPEG QPEG Q-Team Q-Team Dr. Knabe's 8-bit output CoDec. setw32e.zip
RGBT 32 bit support Computer Concepts    
RLE  Run Length Encoder Microsoft Run Length Encoding (RLE) is a new high-performance capture mode designed expressly for capture-then-compress scenarios. RLE is an optional "fast, light" encoding functionality in which the encoder CPU load is lower but the resulting file is a larger. The resulting content is less lossy and does not differentiate between Win32 primitives and continuous tone regions. WMV9 Screen provides 8-bit and 24-bit modes for RLE mode.
RT21 Real Time Video 2.1 Intel    
rv20 RealVideo G2 Real RealVideo G2  
rv30 RealVideo 8 Real    
RVX RDX Intel    
s422 VideoCap C210
YUV CoDec
Tekram International YUV422 CoDec shipped with the driver package for Tekram's C210 product. C210u.zip
SDCC Digital Camera CoDec Sun Communications    
SFMC Surface Fitting Method CrystalNet CrystalGram video email CoDec.  
SMSC Proprietary CoDec Radius    
SMSD Proprietary CoDec Radius    
smsv Wavelet Video WorldConnect Windows 95 CoDec installed automatically from VisualMail.  
SPIG Spigot Radius    
SQZ2 VXTreme Video CoDec V2 Microsoft    
SV10 Video R1 Sorenson Media Quicktime Codecs  
STVA ST CMOS Imager Data (Bayer) ST Microelectronics    
STVB ST CMOS Imager Data (Nudged Bayer) ST Microelectronics    
STVC ST CMOS Imager Data (Bunched) ST Microelectronics    
STVX
 
ST CMOS Imager Data (Extended CoDec Data Format) ST Microelectronics    
STVY ST CMOS Imager Data (Extended CoDec Data Format with Correction Data) ST Microelectronics    
SVQ1 Sorenson Video Sorenson Media Quicktime Codecs  
TLMS Motion Intraframe CoDec TeraLogic    
TLST Motion Intraframe CoDec TeraLogic    
TM20 TrueMotion 2.0 Duck Corporation Version 2.0 of Duck Corp's Truemotion CoDec.  
TM2X TrueMotion 2X Duck Corporation Duck Corp's latest version of the TrueMotion CoDec.  
TMIC Motion Intraframe CoDec TeraLogic    
TMOT TrueMotion S Horizons Technology    
TR20 TrueMotion RT 2.0 Duck Corporation Real-time version of TrueMotion.  
TSCC TechSmith Screen Capture CoDec Techsmith Corp. CoDec used by the Camtasia Screen "camcorder" application. tscc.exe
TV10 Tecomac Low-Bit Rate CoDec Tecomac, Inc.    
TY2C Trident Decompression Driver Trident Microsystems    
TY2N   Trident Microsystems    
TY0N   Trident Microsystems    
UCOD ClearVideo eMajix Fractal compression-based video CoDec.  
ULTI Ultimotion IBM Corp. Shipped with OS/2 but also available for Video for Windows. um4win.zip
V261 Lucent VX2000S Lucent    
VCR1 ATI Video CoDec 1 ATI Technologies CoDec used by some ATI TV-PC products. ATIVCRx.exe
VCR2 ATI Video CoDec 2 ATI Technologies CoDec used by some ATI TV-PC products. ATIVCRx.exe
VDOM VDOWave VDONet Another streaming video format from VDONet.  
VDOW VDOLive VDONet H.263 internet streaming video format.  
VDTZ VideoTizer YUV CoDec Darim Vision Co. CoDec used to store YUV AVIs captured with Darim Vision's VideoTizer. vdtz.exe
VGPX VGPixel CoDec Alaris Alaris VGPixel 32-bit AVI CoDec, installed with the software for the Alaris Wee Cam, even without the camera. Paltalk.exe
VIFP VFAPI Reader Codec 1.05 hori@ingjapan.ne.jp www.tmpgenc.com/hori website is gone. VFAPICodecV105en.zip
VIDS Vitec CoDec Archive Vitec Multimedia Discontinued.  
VIVO Vivo H.263 Vivo Software Vivo Active Player  
VIXL Video XL Miro (now Pinnacle Systems) Used by MiroVideo products such as the DCxx family. A motion JPEG format accelerated in hardware with the Zoran chipset. If you need a software CoDec, try the MainConcept DV CoDec, download a demo version here, or the Morgan M-JPEG codec V3 Trial CoDec. dvcodecv2.4.4.exe
m3jpegv3.exe
VLV1 Captivator CoDec VideoLogic Discontinued. Link to software. CapPCI5006.exe
VP30 VP3 On2    
VP31 VP3 On2    
VP40 VP4 On2   vp4_4-0-20-25.exe
VX1K VX1000S Video CoDec Lucent    
VX2K VX2000S Video CoDec Lucent    
VXSP VX1000SP Video CoDec Lucent    
WBVC W9960 Winbond Electronics    
WHAM Microsoft Video 1 Microsoft    
WINX Winnov Software CoDec Winnov CoDec used by some Winnov Videum products. Winnov_nt.zip
Winnov_95.zip
WJPG Winbond JPEG Synchrotech Driver Page Supported by AverMedia USB TV-tuner/capture device. USBTV20.zip
WNV1 Winnov Hardware CoDec Winnov Hardware CoDec used by Winnov Videum products. Winnov_nt.zip
Winnov_95.zip
x263 Download here Xirlink Another H.263 CoDec. I263codinstl.exe
XLV0 XL Video Decoder NetXL Inc.    
XMPG XING MPEG XING Corporation Editable (I frame only) MPEG CoDec  
XXAN        
Y41P Brooktree YUV 4:1:1 Conexant CoDec optimized for real-time 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 y41p.zip
Y8   Grayscale video      
YC12 YUV 12 CoDec Intel    
YUV8 Caviar YUV8 Winnov    
YUY2 Raw, uncompressed YUV 4:2:2      
YUYV   Canopus    
ZLIB     A lossless CoDec by Kenji Oshima, download from here. LCL223.zip
ZPEG Video Zipper Metheus    

 

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