The Complete List of Video File Formats and Codecs for Developers

A video codec is a protocol for encoding and decoding video. The container format is a definition of how the file metadata and data are structured, excluding how the video is actually encoded. If the video will be viewed on the web, choose a format that is supported by most browsers. Sometimes your video will not be able to be played without downloading or video codec not supported. Filestack’s API also supports extracting audio files from video files, cropping or resizing video files, extracting thumbnails from videos, and more.