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'''Four Character Codes''', abbreviated as '''FourCC''' are 4 byte (32 bit) character sequences used as identifiers in multimedia files.
'''Four Character Codes''', abbreviated as '''FourCC''' are 4 byte (32 bit) character sequences used as format identifiers in Microsoft's [[AVI]] (a.k.a. [[RIFF]]) container format. But it is also employed for the Video identifiers of other formats (because they also use 4 bytes) like Apple's QuickTime [[MOV]] container format. For MultimediaWiki's list of known video FourCCs see [[:Category:Video FourCCs|here]].<br>
 
'''Note!''' The audio counterpart to FourCC is called [[TwoCC]].
 
* [https://web.archive.org/web/20100922105522/http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/archive/fourcc.mspx Historic list of registered FourCC's at microsoft.com]
* [http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa367377.aspx Microsoft list of registered FOURCC codes and WAVE formats, December 2010]
* [http://fourcc.org FOURCC.org, a site dedicated to video codec and pixel format information]
 
[[Category:Multimedia Terminology]]

Latest revision as of 02:01, 9 January 2014

Four Character Codes, abbreviated as FourCC are 4 byte (32 bit) character sequences used as format identifiers in Microsoft's AVI (a.k.a. RIFF) container format. But it is also employed for the Video identifiers of other formats (because they also use 4 bytes) like Apple's QuickTime MOV container format. For MultimediaWiki's list of known video FourCCs see here.

Note! The audio counterpart to FourCC is called TwoCC.