A video file format is a type of file format for storing digital video data on a computer system. Video is almost always stored using lossy compression to reduce the file size.
A video file normally consists of a container (e.g. in the Matroska format) containing video data in a video coding format (e.g. VP9) alongside audio data in an audio coding format (e.g. Opus). The container can also contain synchronization information, subtitles, and metadata such as title. A standardized (or in some cases de facto standard) video file type such as .webm is a profile specified by a restriction on which container format and which video and audio compression formats are allowed.
The coded video and audio inside a video file container (i.e. not headers, footers, and metadata) is called the essence. A program (or hardware) which can decode compressed video or audio is called a codec; playing or encoding a video file will sometimes require the user to install a codec library corresponding to the type of video and audio coding used in the file.
Good design normally dictates that a file extension enables the user to derive which program will open the file from the file extension. That is the case with some video file formats, such as WebM (.webm), Windows Media Video (.wmv), Flash Video (.flv), and Ogg Video (.ogv), each of which can only contain a few well-defined subtypes of video and audio coding formats, making it relatively easy to know which codec will play the file. In contrast to that, some very general-purpose container types like AVI (.avi) and QuickTime (.mov) can contain video and audio in almost any format, and have file extensions named after the container type, making it very hard for the end user to use the file extension to derive which codec or program to use to play the files.
Hello Videos are not working Windows 10 Microsoft Edge on news streams, utube etc. I have spoken to Microsoft and they are telling me it is an Adobe Flash Play issue. How I have been advised that Flash Play is already integrated in Windows 10 and that I don't need to download Flash Player. Fast - Hardware Decoding. VLC has hardware decoding on most platforms. It supports 0-copy on the GPU and can fallback on software when required. I cannot play any video from USB device. I have used Vidora, Leawo and nero to the format with 720x480 pixels. No sound or video is played.
For a full HD video (1920×1080 px), the best video format for YouTube, according to the platform, is the MP4 file type in combination with an H.264 codec, 15-20 Mbps, a standard aspect ratio of 16:9, and audio codec AAC-LC.
The free softwareFFmpeg project's libraries have very wide support for encoding and decoding video file formats. For example, Google uses ffmpeg to support a wide range of upload video formats for YouTube. One widely used media player using the ffmpeg libraries is the free software VLC media player, which can play most video files that end users will encounter.
List of video file formats
|Name||File extension(s)||Container format||Video coding format(s)||Audio coding format(s)||Notes|
|WebM||.webm||Matroska||VP8, VP9, AV1||Vorbis, Opus||Royalty-free format created for HTML5 video.|
|Flash Video (FLV)||.flv||FLV||VP6, Sorenson Spark, Screen video, Screen video 2, H.264||MP3, ADPCM, Nellymoser, Speex, AAC||Use of the H.264 and AAC compression formats in the FLV file format has some limitations and authors of Flash Player strongly encourage everyone to embrace the new standard F4V file format de facto standard for web-based streaming video (over RTMP).|
|F4V||.flv||MPEG-4 Part 12||H.264||MP3, AAC||Replacement for FLV.|
|Vob||.vob||VOB||H.262/MPEG-2 Part 2 or MPEG-1 Part 2||PCM, DTS, MPEG-1, Audio Layer II (MP2), or Dolby Digital (AC-3)||Files in VOB format have .vob filename extension and are typically stored in the VIDEO_TS folder at the root of a DVD. The VOB format is based on the MPEG program stream format.|
|Ogg Video||.ogv, .ogg||Ogg||Theora, Dirac||Vorbis, FLAC|
|GIF||.gif||N/A||N/A||none||Simple animation, inefficient compression, no sound, widely supported|
|Video alternative to GIF||.gifv||HTML||any||none||Not standardized, and not a real video file in the classical meaning since it merely references the real video file (e.g. a .webm file), which has to exist separately elsewhere. A .gifv 'file' is simply a HTML webpage which includes a HTML5 video tag, where the video has no sound. As there were large communities online which create art using the medium of short soundless videos in GIF format, GIFV was created as a functionally similar replacement with vastly smaller filesizes than the inefficient GIF format.|
|Multiple-image Network Graphics||.mng||N/A||N/A||none||Inefficient, not widely used.|
|MPEG Transport Stream||.MTS, .M2TS, .TS||AVCHD||AVCHD (MPEG-4 / H.264 )||Dolby AC-3 or uncompressed linear PCM||The standard video format used by many Sony and Panasonic HD camcorders. It is also used for storing high definition video on Blu-ray discs.|
|QuickTime File Format||.mov, .qt||QuickTime||many||AAC, MP3, others|
|Windows Media Video||.wmv||ASF||Windows Media Video, Windows Media Video Screen, Windows Media Video Image||Windows Media Audio, Sipro ACELP.net|
|Raw video format||.yuv||Further documentation needed||Doesn't apply||Doesn't apply||Supports all resolutions, sampling structures, and frame rates|
|RealMedia (RM)||.rm||RealMedia||RealVideo||RealAudio||Made for RealPlayer|
|RealMedia Variable Bitrate (RMVB)||.rmvb||RealMedia Variable Bitrate||RealVideo||RealAudio||Made for RealPlayer|
|VivoActive (VIV)||.viv||VIV||based upon H.263 video||G.723 ADPCM audio (not the G.723.1 speech codec)||Made for VivoActive Player|
|Advanced Systems Format (ASF)||.asf||ASF||any||any|
|AMV video format||.amv||Modified version of AVI||Variant of Motion JPEG||Variant of IMA, ADPCM||Proprietary video file format produced for MP4 players and S1 MP3 players with video playback|
|MPEG-4 Part 14 (MP4)||.mp4, .m4p (with DRM), .m4v||MPEG-4 Part 12||H.264, MPEG-4 Part 2, MPEG-2, MPEG-1||Advanced Audio Coding, MP3, others|
|MPEG-1||.mpg, .mp2, .mpeg, .mpe, .mpv||MPEG-1 part 1||MPEG-1 part 2||MPEG-1 Audio Layer I, MPEG-1 Audio Layer I, MPEG-1 Audio Layer III (MP3)||Old, but very widely used due to installed base.|
|MPEG-2 – Video||.mpg, .mpeg, .m2v||?||H.262||AAC, MP3, MPEG-2 Part 3, others|
|M4V||.m4v||MPEG-4 Part 12||H.264||AAC, Dolby Digital||Developed by Apple, used in iTunes. Very similar to MP4 format, but may optionally have DRM.|
|SVI||.svi||MPEG-4 utilising a special header||?||?||Samsung video format for portable players|
|3GPP||.3gp||MPEG-4 Part 12||MPEG-4 Part 2, H.263, H.264||AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AMR-WB+, AAC-LC, HE-AAC v1 or Enhanced aacPlus (HE-AAC v2)||Common video format for cell phones|
|3GPP2||.3g2||MPEG-4 Part 12||MPEG-4 Part 2, H.263, H.264||AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AMR-WB+, AAC-LC, HE-AAC v1 or Enhanced aacPlus (HE-AAC v2), EVRC, SMV or VMR-WB||Common video format for cell phones|
|Material Exchange Format (MXF)||.mxf||MXF||?||?|
|ROQ||.roq||?||?||?||used by Quake 3|
|Nullsoft Streaming Video (NSV)||.nsv||NSV||?||?||For streaming video content over the Internet|
|Flash Video (FLV)||.flv .f4v .f4p .f4a .f4b||Audio, video, text, data||Adobe Flash Platform||SWF, F4V, ISO base media file format||Developed by the Adobe Flash Platform|
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If you see this error message: “No video with supported format and MIME type found” when trying to play a video, don’t panic. This is a common error usually happening in Firefox. You can fix the error with the solutions below.
Why does the error happen?
This error occurs on some browsers, especially in Firefox. Sometimes it’s because of the outdated browser version, and another main reason is your browser doesn’t support the format of the video type.
The error “No video with supported format and MIME type found” is generally about the HTML5 media player, so you should also check if your browser supports playing the media files in this format.
How to fix the error?
Here are the solutions you can try. You shouldn’t have to try them all. Just try each one in turn until everything’s working again.
Fix 1: Update your browser
Since many technical issues can be fixed by restarting, it never hurts to restart your Firefox or other browser that gave you the error. Sometimes this is enough to fix your issue.
In addition, the outdated browser version can cause bug issues, and that’s why the developer keeps releasing updates to fix issues and improve your experience. So you should simply check if there is any update in your browser, and install the latest update to keep your browser up to date.
After the update, try playing the video again to see if it fixes the error.
Fix 2: Clear browser cookies and cache
Clearing browser cookies and cache can help fix the “No video with supported format and MIME type found” error. Here’s what to do:
Kindly note that clearing cookies and cache will log out the websites.
1) Go to Firefox Options by click the Options button, or you can type about:preferences in the address bar then press Enter.
2) Click Privacy& Security on the left.
3) In the History section, click the Clear History button.
4) In the popup dialog, select Everything and click ClearNow.
5) Still under the History section, click ClearData.
6) Click Clear again to confirm.
After that, restart your Firefox and try again to see if the error disappears.
Fix 3: Disable browser add-ons
As you may know, the extensions in your browser may not be compatible with the video, so you see the error “No video with supported format and MIME type found”. You can temporarily disable the extensions in your browser to locate the problem.
1) Go to Add-ons in your browser, or you can type about:addons in the address bar then press Enter.
2) Click Extensions on the left, and disable the add-ons you’ve installed.
3) Try playing the video again to see if the error has been fixed.
If the error disappears, then you should have found and fixed the issue.
You can try enabling one extension in a time and see if the error happens again, so you can see which extension causes the problem, and uninstall the extension.
Fix 4: Try another browser
It’s likely that your browser doesn’t support the video format, so you can try a different browser to play the video, such as Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge.
No Video With Supported Format And Mime
There is another way to play the video: convert the video format to a common format that is supported by many browsers, such as .MP4. But you’ll need to use a third-party tool to convert your video first.
No Video With Supported Format Or Mime Type
That’s it. Hope this post helps in resolving your error “No video with supported format and MIME type found”. You’re welcome to leave a comment and let us know which solution helps. If you have any questions, feel free to comment below and we’ll see what more we can do.