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0001 .. meta:: 0002 :description: Movie File Formats Supported by digiKam 0003 :keywords: digiKam, documentation, user manual, photo management, open source, free, learn, easy, movies, formats 0004 0005 .. metadata-placeholder 0006 0007 :authors: - digiKam Team 0008 0009 :license: see Credits and License page for details (https://docs.digikam.org/en/credits_license.html) 0010 0011 .. _movie_formats: 0012 0013 Movie Files 0014 =========== 0015 0016 .. contents:: 0017 0018 Introduction 0019 ------------ 0020 0021 Many digital cameras support taking of short movie clips. These clips are usually stored in AVI, MOV, or MP4 format. digiKam understands metadata from these formats and will generate thumbnails for the movie files. 0022 0023 However, digiKam is not a movie editing application and it does not have any built-in movie editing capabilities. If you double click on a movie file digiKam you can preview video or choose a dedicated viewing / editing application through your desktop settings. Viewing your movie files while a slideshow is also supported. 0024 0025 Video Formats 0026 ------------- 0027 0028 digiKam relies on `FFMpeg Multimedia framework <https://ffmpeg.org/>`_ to handle video files. FFmpeg is a powerful video toolkit, which include all codecs that digiKam needs to play video files. 0029 0030 FFmpeg codec is available under Linux® desktop, macOS, and Windows. You don't need to install extra video codecs on your computer. 0031 0032 .. figure:: images/ffmpeg_features_list.webp 0033 :alt: 0034 :align: center 0035 0036 FFmpeg Features List is Available in digiKam :menuselection:`Help --> Components Info Dialog` 0037 0038 Video Features 0039 -------------- 0040 0041 With digiKam, you will be able to read video metadata, such as movie length, video frames per second, video size, and encoding options, in order to populate the database at scanning and to perform searches on your collection about video properties. You will be able to play video in embedded preview mode, and in a slideshow. This includes previewing video from your camera device before downloading (only with USB Mass Storage connection mode). 0042 0043 .. figure:: videos/preview_video_player.webp 0044 :alt: 0045 :align: center 0046 0047 Screencast of digiKam Preview Mode Playing A Record Taken with An iPhone