About File Formats

These are briefs on the file formats that may help you make export choices.


An abbreviation for MPEG-4. It is a compressed file format that can contain videoo, audio and subtitles. Often used for internet downloads and ripping DVDs.


Stores video compressed using VP8 technology and audio compressed using Ogg Vorbis compression. The container format is based on the Matroska container, which stores video in MKV files.


WMV files use Microsoft's Advanced Systems Format (ASF) container. However, WMV files can also be packed into the Matroska or AVI container format and are more compatible with MKV or AVI files.

GIF (animated)

GIF video is a collection of frames, each coded on its own.
GIF (Graphical Interchange Format) is a lossy image format with soundless video that will loop continuously originally created for web exchange.


Portable Network Graphics is a raster-graphics file-format that supports lossless data compression. PNG was developed as an improved, non-patented replacement for Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) while allowing small file sizes.