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video_codec_support [2014/01/05 13:33]
freaktechnik [Which codecs does Nightingale support?] linux.3
video_codec_support [2014/07/07 02:18] (current)
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 ====== Video Codec Support ====== ====== Video Codec Support ======
 Nightingale doesn'​t support all video files you might have in your collection. Unfortunately,​ some common files use codecs that we'd have to pay a fee for if we included support. We can't afford that for a free download! So instead, we have to rely on the codecs that are part of the operating system.. Nightingale doesn'​t support all video files you might have in your collection. Unfortunately,​ some common files use codecs that we'd have to pay a fee for if we included support. We can't afford that for a free download! So instead, we have to rely on the codecs that are part of the operating system..
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 On MacOS, we support MPEG 4 and H.264 video, in MP4 files. On MacOS, we support MPEG 4 and H.264 video, in MP4 files.
  
-On Windows, we support WMV. +On Windows, we support WMV. If QuickTime is installed we can also play MPEG 4 and H.264 video.
 On Linux, we support MPEG 4, if you can't play a file also see [[developer_center:​articles:​setting_up_gstreamer|Setting up GStreamer]] On Linux, we support MPEG 4, if you can't play a file also see [[developer_center:​articles:​setting_up_gstreamer|Setting up GStreamer]]
  
 ^ File Extension ^ Windows ^ MacOS ^ Linux ^ ^ File Extension ^ Windows ^ MacOS ^ Linux ^
-^ ogv | Yes | Yes | Yes | +^ ogv/ogx @lightgreen:​Yes | @lightgreen:​Yes | @lightgreen:​Yes | 
-^ wmv | Yes | No | (Yes) | +^ wmv | @lightgreen:​Yes | @pink:No | @lightblue:(Yes) | 
-^ mp4 | No | Yes | (Yes) | +^ mp4 | @lightblue:​(Yes) ​@lightgreen:​Yes | @lightblue:(Yes) | 
-^ m4v | No | Yes | (Yes) | +^ m4v | @lightblue:​(Yes) ​@lightgreen:​Yes | @lightblue:(Yes) | 
-^ mov | No | Yes | (Yes) |+^ mov | @lightblue:​(Yes) ​@lightgreen:​Yes | @lightblue:(Yes) 
 +^ divx | @lightgreen:​Yes| @lightgreen:​Yes | @lightblue:​(Yes) | 
 +^ flv | @lightgreen:​Yes | @lightgreen:​Yes | @lightblue:​(Yes) | 
 +^ 3gp | @lightgreen:​Yes | @lightgreen:​Yes | @lightblue:​(Yes) | 
 +^ avi | @lightgreen:​Yes | @lightgreen:​Yes | @lightblue:​(Yes) | 
 +^ webm | @lightgreen:​Yes | @lightgreen:​Yes | @lightgreen:​Yes ​|
  
 ===== What can I do about other files? ===== ===== What can I do about other files? =====
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 ===== But I downloaded a "codec pack" to play this file, why doesn'​t that help? ===== ===== But I downloaded a "codec pack" to play this file, why doesn'​t that help? =====
 Unfortunately,​ many of the "codec packs" that people download from the internet cause major stability problems. Because we really don't want Nightingale to crash, we don't support using those. Unfortunately,​ many of the "codec packs" that people download from the internet cause major stability problems. Because we really don't want Nightingale to crash, we don't support using those.
 +
 +===== I want to check what it supports myself =====
 +Just execute the following command in the error console to get all the supported video file extensions:
 +<code js>
 +var ext = Components.classes["​@songbirdnest.com/​Songbird/​Mediacore/​TypeSniffer;​1"​].createInstance(Components.interfaces.sbIMediacoreTypeSniffer).videoFileExtensions,​ret='';​while(ext.hasMore()) { ret+= " "​+ext.getNext();​}Components.utils.reportError(ret);​
 +</​code>​
 +
 +===== See Also =====
 +[[audio_codec_support]]
 +
 +[[playlist_format_support]]
video_codec_support.1388957614.txt.gz · Last modified: 2014/01/05 13:33 by freaktechnik