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List Video Codecs, FourCC

version (3.45 KB) by Dirk-Jan Kroon
Lists all available video compressors for usage with avifile in Matlab


Updated 16 Feb 2011

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This function GETFOURCC gives a list of available Video encoder-codecs in
the current Windows installation. The FourCC code of a codec in the list
can be used to select a custom compressor in the AVIFILE function.

Usage :

getfourcc , Will display a list with available video codecs
L = getfourcc , Returns a struct with all available video codecs

Supported OS,
Windows NT, 2000, Vista, Windows 7

Example Output,

Four CC | Description (Driver / DLL)
-----------+---------------------------------------------- -----
mrle | Microsoft - Run Length Encoding (msrle32.dll)
msvc | Microsoft - Video 1 (msvidc32.dll)
i420 | Intel - Indeo 4 codec (iyuv_32.dll)
cvid | Supermac - Cinepak (iccvid.dll)

See also avifile/addframe, avifile/close, movie2avi

Cite As

Dirk-Jan Kroon (2022). List Video Codecs, FourCC (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2010a
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
Windows macOS Linux

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