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Video formats and codecs

 

Android: 

Format / Codec Encoder Decoder Details Supported File Type(s) / Container Formats
H.263 Support for H.263 is optional in Android 7.0+  

• 3GPP (.3gp)
• MPEG-4 (.mp4)

 

H.264 AVC
Baseline Profile (BP)
(Android 3.0+)  –   • 3GPP (.3gp)
• MPEG-4 (.mp4)
• MPEG-TS (.ts, AAC audio only, not seekable, Android 3.0+)
 

H.264 AVC
Main Profile (MP)

 

(Android 6.0+)

 

 

The decoder is required, the encoder is recommended.

 

H.265 HEVC   (Android 5.0+)  

Main Profile Level 3 for mobile devices and Main Profile Level 4.1 for Android TV

• MPEG-4 (.mp4)
MPEG-4 SP  –   • 3GPP (.3gp)
VP8 (Android 4.3+) (Android 2.3.3+) Streamable only in Android 4.0 and above  

• WebM (.webm)
• Matroska (.mkv, Android 4.0+)

VP9   (Android 4.4+)    

• WebM (.webm)
• Matroska (.mkv, Android 4.0+)

 

• Windows: The same can be played, but in Windows you can play even more formats since windows has much more codecs. 

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