Although H.264 holds the promise of a single standard video format that would be scalable for all uses, we still don't have a standard file format and at times it can get confusing. I found a few helpful articles on knowing your digital video file formats:
This one is courtesy of Reel SEO and was written by guest author and long-time video professional Lorraine Grula.
- Overview of Digital Video File Formats (with accompanied video tutorial)
The video is courtesy of VideoProductionTips.com and produced also by Lorraine Grula. It's covers a lot of basic information about compression formats and is more of a beginners' video but very useful nonetheless. The formats explained include: AVCHD, AVI, DivX, FLV, GVI, H26L
Here's another related article from Reel SEO by software developer Aritrim Basu:
The following is a two part article focusing on video recording formats from Digital Content Producer by streaming media expert author Jan Ozer.
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- Here's an additional resource courtesy of Cyberlink: