|AVI||.avi||Audio Video Interleave. OpenDML (aka AVI 2.0) is supported optionally.|
|AVI, unp. VOP||Strip the “packed bistream” hack from MPEG-4 AVI file (as created by DivX).|
|AVI, dual audio||Same as AVI, but with two audio tracks.|
|MPEG video||.m1v or .m2v||Elementary Video Stream (MPEG-1 or MPEG-2). No sound!|
|MPEG PS A+V||.mpg or .mpeg||MPEG Program Stream (as used on VCD, SVCD and Video-DVD).|
|MPEG TS A+V||.ts||MPEG Transport Stream (as used for digital video broadcast). Stream to a DreamBox.|
|OGM||.ogm||Ogg Media Stream. Audio track must be MP3, AC3 or Vorbis (CBR/VBR). Note: This is different from the Xiph.org's Ogg format! (See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ogg)|
|MP4||.mp4||MPEG-4 container format (MPEG-4 Part 14)|
|Matroska||.mkv||Matroska multimedia container. Free alternative to AVI, ASF and MP4.|
|Flash Video||.flv||Used by Adobe's Flash products.|
|Standard owner||Support for B-frames||VBR Audio||Variable frame rate||Chapters||Subtitles||Video formats supported||Audio formats supported||Streamable|
|AVI||Microsoft||Only through hacks||Yes||No||No||Only through hacks||Many formats, including MPEG-4 ASP, DV, M-JPEG, HuffYUV and FFV1. MPEG-4 AVC is supported, but not recommended. MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 in AVI are highly problematic!||Almost anything. Vorbis is problematic!||No|
|MPEG-2 PS (Program Stream)||MPEG||Yes||Yes||?||Only in VOB files on DVDs||Only in VOB files on DVDs||MPEG-1, MPEG-2||MPEG-1 Layers I, II, III (mp3), AC-3, LPCM, DTS||?|
|MPEG-2 TS (Transport Stream)||MPEG||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Possible via ETSI EN 300 743||MPEG-1, MPEG-2. MPEG-4 ASP and MPEG-4 AVC are supported, but currently Avidemux does not create such files!||MPEG-1 Layers I, II, III (mp3), AC-3, LPCM, DTS, AAC||?|
|MP4||MPEG||Yes||Yes||Yes||Only in userdata atom (started by Nero Digital)||ttxt, VobSubs in userdata atom (started by Nero)||MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 ASP, MPEG-4 AVC||MPEG-1 Layers I, II, III (MP3), MPEG-2/4 AAC||Yes|
|Matroska||CoreCodec, Inc.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||SSA/ASS, SRT, VobSubs, USF||Many formats, inlcuding MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 ASP and MPEG-4 AVC||MPEG-1 Layers I, II, III (MP3), MPEG-2/4 AAC, AC-3, DTS, FLAC, Vorbis, PCM||Yes|
|OGM||Xiph.org||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||Ogg Writ, SRT and MicroDVD with OGMtools||Theora, MPEG-4 ASP, MPEG-4 AVC, almost anything||Many formats, including Vorbis, FLAC, MP3, PCM and AAC||Yes|
|Flash Video||Adobe Systems||Yes||Yes||?||?||?||FLV1, VP6 or MPEG-4 AVC. Avidemux currently supports FLV1 only.||MP3, ADPCM, Nellymoser, Speex, AAC||Yes|
The following formats support multi-audio output:
It is the default save format. A second CBR audio track can be added using Audio→Second Track. It can be either MP3 CBR or AC3.
If you use MPEG A+V (PS) as the output format, you will end up with a VCD, SVCD or DVD stream. Of course the audio must also be suitable for SVCD/VCD/DVD use. Avidemux is now using libmplex for maximum compliance.
If you use MPEG video as the output format, only the raw video elementary stream will be saved. That means there will be no audio and that it is not suitable for VCD/SVCD/DVD authoring. You have to save the audio only (using Audio→Save) and use mplex or tcmplex to rebuild an MPEG PS stream.