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This chart shows from which QuickTime version the data types are supported and whether XAnim supports them.
 
NOTE: XAnim is a UNIX-based player only and it's info is only provided as a very rough reference.

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                         Supported QuickTime Read in Formats

       Type         Developer        Windows       Mac   Unix        Suffix(s)
                                 32-bit   16-bit

                                 Still Image Formats

   3D Meta File       Apple        3.0     N/A     2.5    N/A           N/A

     FlashPix       Macromedia     4.0     N/A     4.0    N/A         fpx,fpix

     Graphics
    Interchange     Compuserve     3.0     N/A     2.5   XAnim          gif
      Format

                      C-Cube
     JPEG File     Microsystems/
    Interchange       Joint        3.0     N/A     2.5   XAnim    jfif,jpg,jpeg,jpe
      Format       Photographic
                   Experts Group

     MacPaint      Apple/Claris    3.0     N/A     2.5    N/A       pntg,pnt,mac

     Photoshop        Adobe        3.0     N/A     2.5    N/A           psd

 Portable Network      W3
     Graphics       Consortium     3.0     N/A     3.0    N/A           png

 QuickDraw Picture    Apple        3.0     N/A     All    N/A       pict,pic,pct

  QuickTime Image
      Format          Apple        3.0     N/A     2.5    N/A           qti

 Silicon Graphics    Silicon
       Image         Graphics      3.0     N/A     2.5    N/A         sgi,rgb

       Targa        TrueVision     3.0     N/A     3.0    N/A        targa,tga

   Tagged Image       Aldus/
    File Format       Adobe        3.0     N/A     3.0    N/A         tiff,tif

   Windows BitMaP   Microsoft   Internal Internal  3.0    N/A           bmp

    
                                    Audio Formats

 Audio Interchange
    File Format       Apple        All     All     All  Unknown    aif,aiff,aifc

 Global System for
    Mobile Audio      ETSI         5.0     N/A     5.0   XAnim        gsm,gsd

   MPEG-1 Audio/  Motion Picture                                     m1a,mpa,mp2,
  ISO/IEC 11172-3 Experts Group    5.0     N/A   2.0PPC   N/A        mpeg,mpg,mpm
   (Layers I/II)

   MPEG-2 Audio/  Motion Picture                                     m2a,mpa,mp2,
  ISO/IEC 13818-3 Experts Group   Add-on   N/A   Add-on   N/A        mpeg,mpg,mpm
   (Layers I/II)
                  
    MPEG Audio    Motion Picture
    (with ID3     Experts Group    4.0     N/A   4.0PPC   N/A       mp3,mpeg,mpg
  for Layer III)

 Musical Instrument  Roland/                                        midi,mid,rmi,
 Digitial Interface  Yamaha        3.0     2.0     2.0    N/A         smf,kar

  QuickTime Audio     Apple        All     All     All   XAnim         mov,qt

 QualComm Purevoice  Qualcomm      3.0     N/A     3.0    N/A           qcp

   RIFF Waveform    Microsoft   Internal Internal  2.0   XAnim          wav

 Sound Designer 2   Digidesign     3.0     N/A     3.0    N/A           sd2

       ULAW          Sun/NeXT      3.0     2.0     2.0   XAnim        au,snd,ulw


                                    Video Formats

 Animated Graphics
 Interchange Format  Compuserve    3.0     N/A     3.0   XAnim          gif

 AutoDesk Animator   AutoDesk      3.0     N/A     3.0   XAnim         flc,fli

   DigitalVideo    Digital VCR
      Stream        Conference     3.0     N/A     3.0    N/A          dv,dif

 Shockwave Flash 3  Macromedia     4.0     N/A     4.0    N/A           swf

 Shockwave Flash 4  Macromedia     5.0     N/A     5.0    N/A           swf

 Shockwave Flash 5  Macromedia     6.0     N/A     6.0    N/A           swf

  MPEG-1 System/  Motion Picture                                 mpeg,mpg,dat,m1s,
 ISO/IEC 11172-1  Experts Group    5.0     N/A   2.0PPC   N/A      mpgx,mpm,rtf

  MPEG-2 System/  Motion Picture
 ISO/IEC 13818-1  Experts Group   Add-on   N/A   Add-on   N/A      mpeg,mpg,m2s

  MPEG-4 System/  Motion Picture
 ISO/IEC 14496-1  Experts Group    6.0     N/A     6.0    N/A      m4s,mp4,mpg4

   MPEG-1 Video/  Motion Picture                                 mpeg,mpg,mpv,m1v,
 ISO/IEC 11172-2  Experts Group    N/A     N/A   2.0PPC  XAnim      m2v,m75,m15

   MPEG-2 Video/  Motion Picture
 ISO/IEC 13818-2  Experts Group   Add-on   N/A   Add-on   N/A       mpeg,mpg,m2v

 QuickDraw Picture
     Sequence         Apple        All     All     All   XAnim          pics
      
  QuickTime Video     Apple        All     All     All   XAnim         mov,qt

     RIFF Audio
  Video Interleave  Microsoft   Internal Internal  3.0   XAnim        avi,vfw


                                    Text Formats

    Hyper Text         W3
      Markup        Consortium     4.0     N/A     4.0    N/A     (Import only)
 Language Importer

 QuickTime PreFlight
   Text Importer      Apple        5.0     N/A     5.0    N/A     (Import only)

     Real Time
 Streaming Protocol   Apple        4.0     N/A     4.0    N/A       rtsp,rts,mov

 Session Description
     Protocol         Apple        4.0     N/A     4.0    N/A         sdp,mov

 ShoutCast PlayLiSt   Nullsoft     5.0     N/A     5.0    N/A           pls

   Synchronized
    Multimedia         W3
    Integration     Consortium     4.1     N/A   4.1PPC   N/A     smil,sml,smi,mov
     Language

   Text Importer      Apple        3.0     2.0     1.5    N/A         txt,mov
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Need more info on these and other Audio formats, check out Norman Franke's SoundApp Formats Page.
 
Also check out the CODECs[1] at Terran Interactive's Codec Central, the above Video and Audio formats may support and/or need.
 
Since Video/Audio data in WAVEs, AIFFs, AVIs and MOVs can be compressed by any 3rd party codec(eg. Intel's Indeo, Eidos' Escape, etc), they need to be installed separately.
 
For a complete list of image/audio codecs check out the Image and Audio component lists.
 
1 - COmpressor/DECompressor or enCOder/DECoder

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                         Supported QuickTime Codecs

                   QT          Windows
     Type         type     32-bit   16-bit    Mac    Unix      Purpose/Notes
                  code

                             Audio Encoders/Decoders

 Two's Complement -                                            8 & 16-bit 68k
   Big Endian    'twos'   Internal Internal Internal XAnim     signed samples
      PCM

 Two's Complement -                                            8 & 16-bit x86
  Little Endian  'sowt'   Internal Internal Internal XAnim     signed samples
      PCM

    24-bit                                                   Increasing samples
  Integer PCM    'in24'      3.0     N/A      2.5   Unknown    beyond 16 bits

    32-bit                                                   Increasing samples
 Floating Point  'fl32'      3.0     N/A      2.5   Unknown    beyond 16 bits
      PCM

    32-bit                                                   Increasing samples
  Integer PCM    'in32'      3.0     N/A      2.5   Unknown    beyond 16 bits

    64-bit                                                   Increasing samples
 Floating Point  'fl64'      3.0     N/A      2.5   Unknown    beyond 16 bits
      PCM

   A-Law 2:1     'alaw'   Internal Internal   3.0    XAnim  16-bit samples only

 Apple GSM 10:1  'agsm'     4.0      N/A      4.0    XAnim     Decoder only

    Digital
  Video audio    'dvca'     3.0      N/A      3.0     N/A      Decoder only

       DVI                                                      Streaming
  IMA ADPCM 4:1  'dvi '     4.0      N/A      4.0     N/A      Decoder only

    Linear
  Predictive
  Coding 23:1    'lpc '     3.0      N/A      3.0     N/A   Voice decoder only

     Apple
  Interactive
  Multimedia     'ima4'   Internal Internal   2.0    XAnim  16-bit samples only
 Association 4:1

    MS IMA                                                  Microsoft's version
   ADPCM 4:1    'ms$0002' Internal Internal   3.0    XAnim         of IMA
                                                             for Waveform files

   DVI IMA                                                    Intel's version
  ADPCM 4:1     'ms$0011' Internal Internal   3.0    XAnim         of IMA
                                                             for Waveform files

    MPEG-4
   Advanced                                                     Proprietary
  Audio Coding/  'mp4a'      6.0     N/A      6.0     N/A       Replacement
 ISO/IEC 14496-3                                             for MPEG layer III
     AAC

 MPEG Layer III                                              Fraunhofer's low bps
   Fixed Rate   'ms$0055' Internal Internal   4.0     N/A     CBR MPEG layer III
                                                                   decoder

 MPEG Layer III                                               Fraunhofer's full
   (with Xing    '.mp3'   Internal Internal   4.1     N/A    VBR MPEG layer III
   VBR header)                                                     decoder

 Macintosh Audio
  Compression &  'MAC3'      All     All   Internal   N/A    8-bit samples only
  Expansion 3:1
                       
 Macintosh Audio
  Compression &  'MAC6'      All     All   Internal   N/A    8-bit samples only
  Expansion 6:1

   Pulse Code                                                  8-bit unsigned
Modulation 8-bit 'raw '   Internal Internal Internal XAnim        samples
  Offset Linear

 QDesign Music 1 'QDMC'      3.0     N/A      3.0     N/A   16-bit samples only

 QDesign Music 2 'QDM2'      4.0     N/A      4.0     N/A   16-bit samples only

   Qualcomm
  Purevoice(TM)  'Qclp'      3.0     N/A      3.0     N/A   16-bit samples only

   (mu)-Law 2:1  'ulaw'   Internal Internal   2.0    XAnim  16-bit samples only


             Image or Key/Intra Frame Only Video Encoders/Decoders

   Apple BMP                                                      Used in
 /MS RLE (RGB)   'WRLE'      3.0     N/A     3.0     N/A      Windows Bitmaps

 Component Video                                               Uses unsigned YUV
     (YUV)       'yuv2'      3.0     2.0     1.5    XAnim      4:2:2 color space

 Component Video                                               Uses unsigned YUV
     - YUV       'yuv2'      3.0     2.0     1.5    XAnim      4:2:2 color space

   DV - NTSC                                                     Standard for
     (YUV)       'dvc '      3.0     N/A     3.0     N/A         DV/FireWire

   DV - PAL                                                      Standard for
     (YUV)       'dvcp'      3.0     N/A     3.0     N/A         DV/FireWire

 DV Pro - NTSC                                                 Pro Standard for
     (YUV)       'dvpn'      4.0     N/A     4.0     N/A         DV/FireWire

 DV Pro - PAL                                                    Pro Standard for
     (YUV)       'dvpp'      6.0     N/A     6.0     N/A         DV/FireWire

  Motion JPEG A                                                 Used for Video
     (YUV)       'mjpa'      3.0     N/A     2.5    XAnim       Capturing from
                                                                 M-JPEG cards

  Motion JPEG B                                                 Used for Video
     (YUV)       'mjpb'      3.0     N/A     2.5     N/A        Capturing from
                                                                 M-JPEG cards

     None                                                     Direct to video
  /Plain RGB     'raw '      3.0     2.0     All    XAnim      raw pixel map

  Photo - JPEG                                                   Best for
  /JFIF (YUV)    'jpeg'      3.0     2.0     1.5    XAnim      Still Images

   Planar RGB                                                 Separates colors
   /Photoshop    '8BPS'      3.0     N/A     2.5    XAnim      into channels

  PNG/zlib (RGB) 'png '      3.0     N/A     3.0     N/A      Replacement for
                                                            lossless GIF Images

    TGA (RGB)    'tga '      3.0     N/A     3.0     N/A     Used for lossless
                                                               Still Images

  TIFF/PackBits                                              Used for lossless
     (RGB)       'tiff'      3.0     N/A     3.0     N/A       Still Images


               Key/Intra and Inter Frame Video Encoders/Decoders

   Animation                                                      Designed
  /RLE (RGB)     'rle '      3.0     2.0     1.5    XAnim      for PC Graphics
                                                                and Archiving

 Cinepak/Compact                                                 Designed for
   Video (YUV)   'cvid'      3.0     2.0     1.5    XAnim         older PCs

   Graphics                                                   Designed for 8-bit/
     (RGB)       'smc '      3.0     2.0     1.5    XAnim    256 color PC Graphics

     H.261                                                     ITU Standard for
     (YUV)       'h261'      4.0     N/A     4.0     N/A      Video Conferencing

     H.263                                                     ITU Standard for
     (YUV)       'h263'      3.0     N/A     3.0    XAnim     Video Conferencing

 MPEG-4 Video/                                                 ISO Standard for
 ISO/IEC 14496-2 'mp4v'      6.0     N/A     6.0     N/A      low bit rate video
     (YUV)

 Sorenson Video                                                 Designed for
     (YUV)       'SVQ1'      3.0     N/A     3.0     N/A         modern PCs

 Sorenson Video 3                                               Designed for
     (YUV)       'SVQ3'      5.0     N/A     5.0     N/A         modern PCs

     Video       'rpza'                                             Faster
     (YUV)     road pizza    3.0     2.0     All    XAnim      Compression than
                                                                   Cinepak
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