3.9.2 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.
'D', 'I', 'V', '2' MSMPEG4v2, a MPEG-4 variation.
'D', 'I', 'V', '3' MSMPEG4v3, a MPEG-4 variation.
'W', 'M', 'V', '1' Windows Media Video (1).
'W', 'M', 'V', '2' Windows Media Video (2).
'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, FFMPEG Huffman Lossless Codec.

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.