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Supported output formats

Format Filename extension Note
AVI .avi Audio Video Interleave. OpenDML (aka AVI 2.0) is supported optionally.
AVI, unp. VOP Strip the “packed bistream” hack from MPEG-4 AVI file (as created by DivX).
AVI, dual audio Same as AVI, but with two audio tracks.
MPEG video .m1v or .m2v Elementary Video Stream (MPEG-1 or MPEG-2). No sound!
MPEG PS A+V .mpg or .mpeg MPEG Program Stream (as used on VCD, SVCD and Video-DVD).
MPEG TS A+V .ts MPEG Transport Stream (as used for digital video broadcast). Stream to a DreamBox.
OGM .ogm Ogg Media Stream. Audio track must be MP3, AC3 or Vorbis (CBR/VBR). Note: This is different from the's Ogg format! (See
MP4 .mp4 MPEG-4 container format (MPEG-4 Part 14)
Matroska .mkv Matroska multimedia container. Free alternative to AVI, ASF and MP4.
Flash Video .flv Used by Adobe's Flash products.
Standard owner Support for B-frames VBR Audio Variable frame rate Chapters Subtitles Video formats supported Audio formats supported Streamable
AVI Microsoft Only through hacks Yes No No Only through hacks Many formats, including MPEG-4 ASP, DV, M-JPEG, HuffYUV and FFV1. MPEG-4 AVC is supported, but not recommended. MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 in AVI are highly problematic! Almost anything. Vorbis is problematic! No
MPEG-2 PS (Program Stream) MPEG Yes Yes ? Only in VOB files on DVDs Only in VOB files on DVDs MPEG-1, MPEG-2 MPEG-1 Layers I, II, III (mp3), AC-3, LPCM, DTS ?
MPEG-2 TS (Transport Stream) MPEG Yes Yes Yes No Possible via ETSI EN 300 743 MPEG-1, MPEG-2. MPEG-4 ASP and MPEG-4 AVC are supported, but currently Avidemux does not create such files! MPEG-1 Layers I, II, III (mp3), AC-3, LPCM, DTS, AAC ?
MP4 MPEG Yes Yes Yes Only in userdata atom (started by Nero Digital) ttxt, VobSubs in userdata atom (started by Nero) MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 ASP, MPEG-4 AVC MPEG-1 Layers I, II, III (MP3), MPEG-2/4 AAC Yes
Matroska CoreCodec, Inc. Yes Yes Yes Yes SSA/ASS, SRT, VobSubs, USF Many formats, inlcuding MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 ASP and MPEG-4 AVC MPEG-1 Layers I, II, III (MP3), MPEG-2/4 AAC, AC-3, DTS, FLAC, Vorbis, PCM Yes
OGM Yes Yes No Yes Ogg Writ, SRT and MicroDVD with OGMtools Theora, MPEG-4 ASP, MPEG-4 AVC, almost anything Many formats, including Vorbis, FLAC, MP3, PCM and AAC Yes
Flash Video Adobe Systems Yes Yes ? ? ? FLV1, VP6 or MPEG-4 AVC. Avidemux currently supports FLV1 only. MP3, ADPCM, Nellymoser, Speex, AAC Yes


The following formats support multi-audio output:

  • AVI
  • MP4
  • OGM



It is the default save format. A second CBR audio track can be added using Audio→Second Track. It can be either MP3 CBR or AC3.

MPEG files

If you use MPEG A+V (PS) as the output format, you will end up with a VCD, SVCD or DVD stream. Of course the audio must also be suitable for SVCD/VCD/DVD use. Avidemux is now using libmplex for maximum compliance.

If you use MPEG video as the output format, only the raw video elementary stream will be saved. That means there will be no audio and that it is not suitable for VCD/SVCD/DVD authoring. You have to save the audio only (using Audio→Save) and use mplex or tcmplex to rebuild an MPEG PS stream.

general/output_formats.txt · Last modified: 2012/11/11 08:51 (external edit)