3.9.4 FourCC Table

FourCC is a four character code used to identify a video codec. The list below shows the FourCC for some frequently used formats.

Four Characters Compressed Formats
0, 0, 0, 0 No compress,raw.
'F', 'M', 'P', '4' MPEG4, The default MPEG4 format used by tool mencoder.
'D', 'I', 'V', 'X' DivX, versions 4.0 and later of the DivX codec.
'M', 'P', '4', '2' MSMPEG4v2, a MPEG-4 variation.
'M', 'P', '4', '3' MSMPEG4v3, a MPEG-4 variation.
'W', 'M', 'V', '1' WMV1
'W', 'M', 'V', '2' WMV2
'M', 'J', 'P', 'G' MJPEG, Motion JPEG video.
'M', 'J', 'L', 'S' JPEG-LS
'H', 'F', 'Y', 'U' HUFFYUV, Huffman codec for YUV and RGB formats.
'F', 'F', 'V', 'H' FFVHUFF
'M', 'S', 'V', 'C' MSVC, Original codec shipped with Video For Windows.
'c', 'v', 'i', 'd' Cinepak
'I', 'V', '3', '1' Indeo3
'I', 'V', '5', '0' Indeo5

Note: Four character codes can be found on the Internet. When specifying the compression method of the generated video, the default option is Uncompressed and other options are the auto-detected methods supported in the computer environment.