There are many different video file formats all over the Internet, and available for use with other equipment. File Info shows a list of all the video file types, what they stand for, and if they are commonly seen or not.
Below is information on some of the most common file types.
AVI is the file extension for Audio Video Interleave file. John McGowan shares his thoughts and information on this file type. File Ext provides even more information on the AVI format, its uses and more.
Divx files are those that use the Divx encoder. These are becoming more common on the Internet. The DIVX website provides more information on the software, the codec, and the player.
All of these file formats are used for the MPEG movie format. It stands for Motion Picture Experts group, and though it used to be a very common video file format, others such as AVI are overshadowing it. There are multiple types of this file, such as MPEG-2, MPEG-3, and MPEG-4.
This is the file format for flash video files. These video files are used on various websites such as YouTube. Adobe shares more about the FLV file format.
3GP is the video format used by many cell phones. The 3GP website provides more information on this file format.
Quicktime is Apple's file format. Echo One shows more about the Quicktime format such as how a movie is created within the Quicktime format. Apple shares more about its Quicktime technology.
Real Media (.RM)
Real Media is the file format used by the Real Media Player. Multimedia provides more information on this file format, its uses, and more. File Ext gives more information on the RM file format.
SWF is short for Shockwave Format. It is used by Adobe Director the same way FLV is used by Adobe Flash. Adobe shares more on the difference between shockwave and flash. File Ext provides more information on the shockwave format.
WMV is the video format used by Windows Media player. Microsoft gives details about the WMV format. Afterdawn provides even more information about WMV.
ASF stands for Advanced Systems Format File. Downloads presents information on the ASF file format to help users.
ASX is the Microsoft ASF Redirector File type. Microsoft Support provides more information on this file extension.