Video Codec Checker

Check video codec, format and metadata of any video file

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What Is a Video Codec?

A video codec is the algorithm used for coding and decoding video. Common codecs include H.264, H.265 and VP8, where H.264 is the most widely used and supported.

What Is a Video Format?

A video format — also called a video container — is a way to package the video data (including the codec). Common formats include MP4 and WebM.

Which Video Formats Fits to Which Video Codecs?

Formats and codecs can often be mixed up interchangeably. MP4 can include both H.264 and H.265, while WebM can only include VP8 or VP9.

What is the best format + codec combination for FileParty?

The best format + codec combination for FileParty is WebM with VP8 or VP9 or MP4 with H.264.

Interframe vs Intraframe Compression

Intraframe compresses each frame seperately, while interframe keeps the context of previous frame and applies diffs.

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