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Supported CODEC combinations for Video and Audio (MI018)
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03 Oct 2013 05:27 PM  
This article lists the specific Audio/Video combinations that are tested and supported in SongShow Plus.  Along with this information there may also be specific recommendations and tips for the best experience in SongShow Plus.

A word about CODEC vs extensions:

The extension of a file is mostly just an identifier.  In most cases this will also give an indication of the composition of the file, but not always. File extensions can be changed without altering the actual composition of the file itself.  For our purposes, the CODEC used to create the file is more important.  That said, I will refer to the extensions below as a means to identify and connect this information using the common terminology.

Listed below are groups of supported file extensions and the expected CODEC combinations used to create them.  If it is listed below it should work.  If it is not, it probably won't. Listed video formats without audio are also supported. 

File Extensions:
MOV; MP4; M4V; MP4V; MPG4

Supported CODEC Combinations:
Video - H.264 CODEC.  In most cases this will be described as H.264/MPEG-4 AVC.
Audio - AAC CODEC.  In most cases this will be described as mp4a: MPEG-4 AAC LC.
OR
Video - H.264 CODEC.  In most cases this will be described as H.264/MPEG-4 AVC.
Audio - SWOT CODEC.  In most cases this will be described as sowt: 16-bit signed little-endian

TIPS:
These may be produced on an Apple device, MAC or other video editing software.  Be careful that other unsupported legacy Apple CODECs are not used.
 
File Extensions:
3GP; F4V; FLV

Supported CODEC Combinations:
Video - H.264 CODEC.  In most cases this will be described as H.264/MPEG-4 AVC.
Audio - AAC CODEC.  In most cases this will be described as mp4a: MPEG-4 AAC LC.

TIPS:
These may be produced on an Android device or video editing software.  Verify the contents to ensure compatibility. FLV in particular is more popular as a legacy flash format.

File Extensions:
MPG; MPEG; MPE; M1V; MPV2; MP2V; M2P (MPEG-1)

Supported CODEC Combinations:
Video - MPEG-1 CODEC.  In most cases this will be described as MPEG-1.
Audio - MPEG-1 Layer 1 CODEC.  In most cases this will be described as MPEG-1 Layer 1.

OR

Video - MPEG-1 CODEC.  In most cases this will be described as MPEG-1.
Audio - MPEG-1 Layer 2 CODEC.  In most cases this will be described as MPEG-1 Layer 2.


File Extensions:
MPG; MPEG; MPE; M1V; MPV2; MP2V; M2P (MPEG-2)

Supported CODEC Combinations:
Video - MPEG-2 CODEC.  In most cases this will be described as MPEG-2.
Audio - MPEG-1 Layer 2 CODEC.  In most cases this will be described as MPEG-1 Layer 2.

TIPS:
This format is most commonly related to DVD formatting.  Verify that the your operating system supports this video type or has SSP compatible DVD player software installed.

File Extensions:
WMV

Supported CODEC Combinations:
Video - WMV2 CODEC.  In most cases this will be described as WMV2 or WMP v8.
Audio - WMA v2 CODEC.  In most cases this will be described as 0x0161 (WMA v2).

TIPS:
None

OR

Video - WMV3 CODEC.  In most cases this will be described as WMV3 or WMP v9 (VC-1 Simple/Main).
Audio - WMA v2 CODEC.  In most cases this will be described as 0x0161 (WMA v2).

TIPS:
None

OR

Video - WVC1 CODEC.  In most cases this will be described as WVC1 or VC-1 Adv (WMP11).
Audio - WMA v2 CODEC.  In most cases this will be described as 0x0161 (WMA v2).

TIPS:
None

File Extensions:
AVI

NOTE: the AVI format is a wrapper format meaning that it allows for non-standard combinations of video and audio.  This is not preferred for use in SongShow Plus.  Also in many cases they include uncompressed or raw video that causes large file sizes and can be an issue for that reason.

Supported CODEC Combinations:
Video - cvid CODEC.  In most cases this will be described as Cinepak by Supermac.
Audio - PCM CODEC.  In most cases this will be described as PCM Audio.

OR

Video - dvsd CODEC.  In most cases this will be described as DVC/DV Video.
Audio - PCM CODEC.  In most cases this will be described as PCM Audio.

OR

Video - IV50 CODEC.  In most cases this will be described as Indeo 5.x.
Audio - NONE.

OR

Video - _RGB CODEC.  In most cases this will be described as BI_RGB Raw Bitmap.
Audio - NONE.

Any of the combinations listed above for other video types.

TIPS:
The support of some of these combinations may be operating system dependent.  Make sure the OS has support for these.

While these files *can* work, AVI files can be very unpredictable due to the possible CODEC combinations that can be used so we do not recommend using them.  There are numerous free video conversion tools - we recommend using the free Microsoft tools found in Windows Movie Maker to convert your files to an acceptable format.

If there are combinations that you have and suspect they should be supported please contact the support team and let us know.

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