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11g Release 1 (11.1)

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C Video File and Compression Formats

The following sections describe the video file and compression formats supported by Oracle Multimedia:

Find the video data format you are interested in, and then determine the supported formats. For example, Table C-1 shows that Oracle Multimedia supports Apple QuickTime 3.0 MOOV file format and a variety of compression formats from Cinepak to Motion-JPEG (Format B).

C.1 Apple QuickTime 3.0 Data Formats

The supported Apple QuickTime 3.0 data format, file extension, and MIME type are as follow:

Table C-1 lists the supported Apple QuickTime 3.0 data compression format names and compression format codes. The compression format codes are the FourCC codes that Oracle Multimedia obtains from the dataFormat field of the video sample description entry of the 'stsd' atom in the QuickTime file. The table lists only the compression format codes recognized by Oracle Multimedia.

Table C-1 Supported Apple QuickTime 3.0 Data Compression Formats

Compression Format Name Compression Format Code

Cinepak

CVID

JPEG

JPEG

Uncompressed RGB

RGB

Uncompressed YUV422

YUV2

Graphics

SMC

Animation: Run Length Encoded

RLE

Apple Video Compression

RPZA

Kodak Photo CD

KPCD

QuickDraw GX

QDGX

MPEG Still Image

MPEG

Motion-JPEG (Format A)

MJPA

Motion-JPEG (Format B)

MJPB


C.2 Microsoft Video for Windows (AVI) Data Formats

The following lists the supported Microsoft Video for Windows data format, file extension, and MIME type:

Table C-2 lists the supported Microsoft Video for Windows (AVI) compression format names and compression format codes. The compression format codes are the FourCC codes that Oracle Multimedia obtains from the compression field of the 'strf' chunk in the AVI file. The table lists only the compression format codes recognized by Oracle Multimedia.

Table C-2 Supported AVI Data Compression Formats

Compression Format Name Compression Format Code

Microsoft Video 1

CRAM

Intel Indeo 3.1

IV31

Intel Indeo 3.2

IV32

Intel Indeo 4.0

IV40

Intel Indeo 4.1

IV41

Intel Indeo 5.0

IV50

Intel Indeo 5.1

IV51

Cinepak

CVID


C.3 Supported 3GP Data Format

The following lists the supported video 3GP data format, file extension, and MIME type:

C.4 RealNetworks Real Video Data Format

The following lists the supported RealNetworks Real Video data format, file extension, and MIME type:

C.5 Supported Video MPEG Data Formats

The supported video MPEG formats are MPEG1, MPEG2, and MPEG4, as described in the following sections.

C.5.1 Supported MPEG1 and MPEG2 Data Formats

The following lists the supported video MPEG1 and MPEG2 data format, file extension, and MIME type:

  • Data format: MPEG

  • File extension: .mpg

  • MIME type: video/mpeg

C.5.2 Supported MPEG4 Data Formats

The following lists the supported video MPEG1 and MPEG2 data format, file extension, and MIME type:

  • Data format: MP4

  • File extension: .mp4

  • MIME type: video/mp4