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Codecs and Containers - the wonderful world of video files

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Published on Dec 2, 2012

Many people I meet in forums don't know that there is a difference between video codecs and containers. The confusion is so widely spread that I decided to make an explanatory video on it. With a German accent. And my very first animation. Maybe it still helps...

Here are some useful software links on the topic.

Handbrake, a great tool to convert video codecs:
http://handbrake.fr/

A little tool I programmed to change video containers without reencoding:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/conta...

The video was animated in Apple Motion 5. The graphics included are from openclipart.org, thanks a lot to them.

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