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ddennedySat Jul-06-02 08:39 AM
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#8, "What is the difference between type1 and type2 DV AVI f"


AVI files may contain multiple streams. Typically, they include one video and one audio stream. The native DV stream format already includes the audio interleaved into its video stream. A type 1 DV AVI file only includes one DV video stream where the audio must be extracted from the DV video stream. A type 2 DV AVI file includes a separate audio stream in addition to the audio data already interleaved in the DV video stream. Therefore, the type 2 DV AVI file is redundant and consumes more space.

Most Linux AVI players and utilities (mplayer, avifile, mjpegtools, transcode, etc.) only understand type 2 DV AVI files. Also, Video for Windows only understands type 2 DV AVIs. Current versions of Windows DirectShow do support type 1 DV, but not all Windows applications consistently support it.

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