[Libav-user] How to use rawvideo conatiner format with mpeg4

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos at ag.or.at
Sat Oct 27 18:49:10 CEST 2012

Mark Pupilli <mpupilli at ...> writes:

> I am sending the video over network using a custom 
> protocol so was trying to avoid the overhead of a 
> container format.

Do you mean size overhead or performance overhead?
The m4v container has no size overhead and I suspect 
the performance overhead is (very, very slightly) 
bigger with rawvideo (it has more special-cases).

> Is it not possible to transport mpeg4 in a rawvideo 
> container?

The container called "rawvideo" is for rawvideo (yuv, 
rgb), raw codecs have specific containers.

Please do not top-post here, Carl Eugen

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