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List of open-source codecs

Index List of open-source codecs

This is a listing of open-source implementations of media formats—usually called codecs. [1]

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Adaptive Multi-Rate audio codec

The Adaptive Multi-Rate (AMR or AMR-NB or GSM-AMR) audio codec is an audio compression format optimized for speech coding.

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Advanced Audio Coding

Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) is a proprietary audio coding standard for lossy digital audio compression.

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Apple Lossless

Apple Lossless, also known as Apple Lossless Audio Codec (ALAC), or Apple Lossless Encoder (ALE), is an audio coding format, and its reference audio codec implementation, developed by Apple Inc. for lossless data compression of digital music.

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Audio codec

An audio codec is a codec (a device or computer program capable of encoding or decoding a digital data stream) that encodes or decodes audio.

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BBC Research & Development

BBC Research & Development is the national technical research department of the BBC.

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CELT

Constrained Energy Lapped Transform (CELT) is an open, royalty-free lossy audio compression format and a free software codec with especially low algorithmic delay for use in low-latency audio communication.

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Cisco Systems

Cisco Systems, Inc. is an American multinational technology conglomerate headquartered in San Jose, California, in the center of Silicon Valley, that develops, manufactures and sells networking hardware, telecommunications equipment and other high-technology services and products.

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Codec

A codec is a device or computer program for encoding or decoding a digital data stream or signal.

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Codec 2

Codec 2 is a low-bitrate speech audio codec (speech coding) that is patent free and open source.

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Comparison of audio coding formats

The following tables compare general and technical information for a variety of audio coding formats.

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Comparison of audio player software

The following comparison of audio players compares general and technical information for a number of software media player programs.

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Comparison of video codecs

Α video codec is software or a device that provides encoding and decoding for digital video, and which may or may not include the use of video compression and/or decompression.

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Comparison of video player software

The following comparison of video players compares general and technical information for notable software media player programs.

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Daala

Daala is a video coding format under development by the Xiph.Org Foundation under the lead of Timothy B. Terriberry mainly sponsored by the Mozilla Corporation.

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Dirac (video compression format)

Dirac is an open and royalty-free video compression format, specification and system developed by BBC Research & Development.

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DivX

DivX is a brand of video codec products developed by DivX, LLC.

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Dolby Digital

Dolby Digital is the name for audio compression technologies developed by Dolby Laboratories.

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FAAC

FAAC or Freeware Advanced Audio Coder is a software project which includes the AAC encoder FAAC and decoder FAAD2.

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FFmpeg

FFmpeg is a free software project, the product of which is a vast software suite of libraries and programs for handling video, audio, and other multimedia files and streams.

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FFV1

FFV1, which stands for "FF video codec 1", is a lossless intra-frame video codec.

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FLAC

FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) is an audio coding format for lossless compression of digital audio, and is also the name of the free software project producing the FLAC tools, the reference software package that includes a codec implementation.

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Fraunhofer FDK AAC

Fraunhofer FDK AAC (Full title Fraunhofer FDK AAC Codec Library for Android) is an open-source software library for encoding and decoding Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) format audio, developed by Fraunhofer IIS, and included as part of Android.

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Fre:ac

fre:ac is a free audio converter and CD extractor for Microsoft Windows, Linux, macOS and FreeBSD, distributed under the GNU General Public License.

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Freeware

Freeware is software that is available for use at no monetary cost.

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Full Rate

Full Rate (FR or GSM-FR or GSM 06.10 or sometimes simply GSM) was the first digital speech coding standard used in the GSM digital mobile phone system.

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H.264/MPEG-4 AVC

H.264 or MPEG-4 Part 10, Advanced Video Coding (MPEG-4 AVC) is a block-oriented motion-compensation-based video compression standard.

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High Efficiency Video Coding

High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), also known as H.265 and MPEG-H Part 2, is a video compression standard, one of several potential successors to the widely used AVC (H.264 or MPEG-4 Part 10).

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Huffyuv

Huffyuv (or HuffYUV) is a lossless video codec created by Ben Rudiak-Gould which is meant to replace uncompressed YCbCr as a video capture format.

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Internet Low Bitrate Codec

Internet Low Bitrate Codec (iLBC) is an open source royalty-free narrowband speech audio coding format codec and reference implementation, developed by Global IP Solutions (GIPS) formerly Global IP Sound (acquired by Google Inc in 2011).

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Internet Speech Audio Codec

internet Speech Audio Codec (iSAC) is a wideband speech codec, developed by Global IP Solutions (GIPS) (acquired by Google Inc in 2011).

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Lagarith

Lagarith is an open source lossless video codec written by Ben Greenwood.

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LAME

LAME is a software encoder that converts audio to the MP3 file format.

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Libavcodec

libavcodec is a free and open-source library of codecs for encoding and decoding video and audio data.

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Libdca

libdca (formerly libdts) is a free library for decoding DTS Coherent Acoustics streams.

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Libvpx

libvpx is a free software video codec library from Google and the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia).

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List of codecs

The following is a list of compression formats and related codecs.

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Lossless compression

Lossless compression is a class of data compression algorithms that allows the original data to be perfectly reconstructed from the compressed data.

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MPEG-4 Part 2

MPEG-4 Part 2, MPEG-4 Visual (formally ISO/IEC 14496-2) is a video compression format developed by MPEG.

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MPlayer

MPlayer is a free and open media player software.

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Musepack

Musepack or MPC is an open source lossy audio codec, specifically optimized for transparent compression of stereo audio at bitrates of 160–180 (manual set allows bitrates up to 320) kbit/s.

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Open format

An open format is a file format for storing digital data, defined by a published specification usually maintained by a standards organization, and which can be used and implemented by anyone.

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OpenH264

OpenH264 is a free software library for real-time encoding and decoding video streams in the H.264/MPEG-4 AVC format.

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Opus (audio format)

Opus is a lossy audio coding format developed by the Xiph.Org Foundation and standardized by the Internet Engineering Task Force, designed to efficiently code speech and general audio in a single format, while remaining low-latency enough for real-time interactive communication and low-complexity enough for low-end embedded processors.

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Reference implementation

In the software development process, a reference implementation (or, less frequently, sample implementation or model implementation) is the standard from which all other implementations and corresponding customizations are derived.

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Sorenson Media

Sorenson Media is an American software company specializing in video encoding technology.

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Speex

Speex is an audio compression format specifically tuned for the reproduction of human speech and also a free software speech codec that may be used on VoIP applications and podcasts.

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Theora

Theora is a free lossy video compression format.

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Thor (video codec)

Thor is a royalty free video codec under development by Cisco Systems.

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TooLAME

TooLAME is a free software MPEG-1 Layer II (MP2) audio encoder written primarily by Mike Cheng.

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TTA (codec)

True Audio (TTA) is a lossless compressor for multichannel 8, 16 and 24 bits audio data.

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Video codec

A video codec is an electronic circuit or software that compresses or decompresses digital video.

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Vorbis

Vorbis is a free and open-source software project headed by the Xiph.Org Foundation.

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VP3

On2 TrueMotion VP3 is a (royalty-free) lossy video compression format and video codec.

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VP8

VP8 is an open and royalty free video compression format owned by Google and created by On2 Technologies as a successor to VP7.

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VP9

VP9 is an open and royalty-free video coding format developed by Google.

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Wavelet

A wavelet is a wave-like oscillation with an amplitude that begins at zero, increases, and then decreases back to zero.

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WavPack

WavPack is a free and open-source lossless audio compression format.

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WebRTC

WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication) is a free, open-source project that provides web browsers and mobile applications with real-time communication (RTC) via simple application programming interfaces (APIs).

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Windows Media Audio

Windows Media Audio (WMA) is the name of a series of audio codecs and their corresponding audio coding formats developed by Microsoft.

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X264

x264 is a free and open-source software library and a command-line utility developed by VideoLAN for encoding video streams into the H.264/MPEG-4 AVC format.

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X265

x265 is a library for encoding video into the High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC/H.265) video compression format that was developed and standardized by the ISO/IEC MPEG and ITU-T VCEG.

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Xiph.Org Foundation

Xiph.Org Foundation is a non-profit organization that produces free multimedia formats and software tools.

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Xvid

Xvid (formerly "XviD") is a video codec library following the MPEG-4 video coding standard, specifically MPEG-4 Part 2 Advanced Simple Profile (ASP).

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_open-source_codecs

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