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C Video File and Compression Formats for Use With Oracle Multimedia

This appendix describes the video file and compression formats supported by Oracle Multimedia, in these sections:

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 follows:

  • Data format: MOOV

  • File extension: .mov

  • MIME type: video/quicktime

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 supported Microsoft Video for Windows data format, file extension, and MIME type are as follows:

  • Data format: AVI

  • File extension: .avi

  • MIME type: video/x-msvideo

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 RealNetworks Real Video Data Format

The supported RealNetworks Real Video data format, file extension, and MIME type are as follows:

  • Data format: RMFF

  • File extension: .rm

  • MIME type: video/x-pn-realvideo

C.4 Supported 3GP Data Format

The supported video 3GP data format, file extension, and MIME type are as follows:

  • Data format: 3GP

  • File extension: .3gp

  • MIME type: video/3gpp

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 supported video MPEG1 and MPEG2 data format, file extension, and MIME type are as follows:

  • Data format: MPEG

  • File extension: .mpg

  • MIME type: video/mpeg

C.5.2 Supported MPEG4 Data Formats

The supported video MPEG4 data format, file extension, and MIME type are as follows:

  • Data format: MP4

  • File extension: .mp4

  • MIME type: video/mp4

C.6 Supported Windows Media File Format (ASF) for Video Data

Oracle Multimedia supports the Advanced Systems Format (ASF) file format used by Microsoft Windows Media. These files are denoted by the suffixes .wmv and .asf. The Oracle Multimedia objects ORDVideo and ORDDoc can recognize ASF format data and extract attributes about the video media from the data.

Note:

To access these formats, install the software from Oracle Multimedia on the Oracle Technology Network Web site.

See Support for the Windows Media File Format (ASF).

See Also:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/ for more information about the Advanced Systems Format used by Microsoft Windows Media

The supported Windows Media file extension and MIME type for video data stored in an ORDVideo object are as follows:

  • File extension: .wmv

  • MIME type: audio/x-ms-wmv

The supported Windows Media file extension and MIME type for video data stored in an ORDDoc object are as follows:

  • File extension: .asf

  • MIME type: video/x-ms-asf

Table C-3 lists the supported Windows Media video compression format names and format codes for the ASF formats.

Table C-3 ASF Video Compression Formats and Format Codes

Compression Formats Format Codes

Windows Media Video V7

WMV1

Windows Media Video V8

WMV2

Windows Media Video 9

WMV3

Windows Media Screen V7

MSS1

Windows Media Video 9 Screen

MSS2

Windows Media MPEG-4 Video v3

MP43

ISO MPEG-4 Video V1

MP4S

Uncompressed YUV422

YUV2