PRLog - Aug. 1, 2011 - BIRMINGHAM, U.K. -- It seems that every digital signage media player and plug and play solution supports different media formats. Until there is some sort of agreed industry standard, distributors and end users alike must first understand video formats before achieving the immense potential of digital signage solutions.
Digital signage media player video codecs
When broken down it is really quite simple, each video has a file format (e.g. .mp4 and .avi) and a video format/codec (e.g. MPEG-4, H.264 and Xvid). The file format is often referred to as the “container”
Finding out the file type of a video is usually straightforward as it is the file suffix (e.g. an MP4 file would be called movie.mp4) however finding out what codec a video file has is a little more difficult. Free video editing and conversion software is available to download from the internet and you can usually find out what codec is contained within a video file by viewing the information or properties using the additional software.
Understanding your content, specifically video files, is vital before you can achieve the potential locked up in you digital signage solution.
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