What file formats would you use for a video file?

Video File Types - File extensions used for video files.
ExtensionFile DescriptionPopularity
.3g23GPP2 Multimedia FileVery Common
.3gp3GPP Multimedia FileVery Common
.3gp23GPP Multimedia FileAverage
.3gpp3GPP Media FileAverage
.3mm3D Movie Maker Movie ProjectAverage
.60dCCTV Video ClipUncommon
.aepAfter Effects ProjectAverage
.ajpCCTV Video FileAverage
.amvAnime Music Video FileAverage
.amxAdobe Motion Exchange FileAverage
.arfWebEx Advanced Recording FileAverage
.asfAdvanced Systems Format FileVery Common
.asxMicrosoft ASF Redirector FileVery Common
.avbAvid Bin FileAverage
.aviAudio Video Interleave FileVery Common
.avsAviSynth Script FileAverage
.avsApplication Visualization System FileAverage
.axmAXMEDIS ObjectAverage
.bikBINK Video FileAverage
.binBinary Video FileAverage
.bixKodicom Video FileAverage
.boxKodicom VideoAverage
.bsfBlu-ray AVC Video FileAverage
.byuBrigham Young University MovieAverage
.camrecCamtasia Studio Screen RecordingAverage
.cvccVideoAverage
.d2vDVD2AVI FileAverage
.d3vDatel Video FileAverage
.datVCD Video FileAverage
.davDVR365 Video FileUncommon
.dceDriveCam VideoAverage
.dckResolume Deck FileAverage
.ddatDivX Temporary Video FileUncommon
.difDigital Interface FormatUncommon
.dirAdobe Director MovieAverage
.divxDivX-Encoded Movie FileCommon
.dmbDigital Multimedia Broadcasting FileAverage
.dncWindows Dancer FileUncommon
.dpgNintendo DS Movie FileAverage
.dreamDream Animated Wallpaper FileCommon
.dsyBesta Video FileRare
.dvDigital Video FileAverage
.dvr-msMicrosoft Digital Video RecordingCommon
.dvxDivX Video FileAverage
.dxrProtected Macromedia Director MovieAverage
.evoHD DVD Video FileAverage
.eyeEyemail Video Recording FileAverage
.f4vFlash MP4 Video FileCommon
.fbrFlashBack Screen RecordingCommon
.fbzFlashBack Screen Recorder MovieAverage
.fcpFinal Cut ProjectAverage
.flcFLIC AnimationAverage
.flhFLIC Animation FileAverage
.fliFLIC AnimationAverage
.flvFlash Video FileVery Common
.flxFLIC AnimationAverage
.glGRASP AnimationAverage
.graspGRASP AnimationAverage
.gtsCaptiveWorks PVR Video FileAverage
.gviGoogle Video FileRare
.gvpGoogle Video PointerUncommon
.hdmovQuickTime HD Movie FileCommon
.hkmHavok Movie FileAverage
.ifoDVD-Video Disc Information FileAverage
.imovieprojiMovie Project FileAverage
.imovieprojectiMovie ProjectAverage
.ivaSurveillance Video FileUncommon
.ivfIndeo Video Format FileAverage
.ivrInternet Video RecordingAverage
.ivsInternet Streaming VideoAverage
.izzIsadora Media Control ProjectAverage
.izzyIsadora ProjectAverage
.lsfStreaming Media FormatAverage
.lsxStreaming Media ShortcutUncommon
.m1pgiFinish Video ClipAverage
.m1vMPEG-1 Video FileUncommon
.m21MPEG-21 FileAverage
.m21AXMEDIS MPEG-21 FileAverage
.m2aMPEG-1 Layer 2 Audio FileUncommon
.m2tHDV Video FileAverage
.m2tsBlu-ray BDAV Video FileAverage
.m2vMPEG-2 VideoAverage
.m4eMPEG-4 Video FileRare
.m4uMPEG-4 PlaylistAverage
.m4viTunes Video FileCommon
.metaRealPlayer MetafileUncommon
.mgvPSP Video FileAverage
.mj2Motion JPEG 2000 Video ClipAverage
.mjpMJPEG Video FileAverage
.mjpgMotion JPEG Video FileUncommon
.mkvMatroska Video FileCommon
.mmvMicroMV Video FileRare
.mnvPlayStation Movie FileAverage
.modJVC Recorded Video FileRare
.moddSony Video Analysis FileUncommon
.moffSony Video Analysis Index FileUncommon
.moiMOI Video FileCommon
.moovApple QuickTime MovieUncommon
.movApple QuickTime MovieVery Common
.movieQuickTime Movie FileUncommon
.mp21MPEG-21 Multimedia FileAverage
.mp21AXMEDIS MPEG-21 ObjectAverage
.mp2vMPEG-2 Video FileUncommon
.mp4MPEG-4 Video FileVery Common
.mp4vMPEG-4 VideoUncommon
.mpeMPEG Movie FileUncommon
.mpegMPEG MovieCommon
.mpeg4MPEG-4 FileRare
.mpfMainActor Project FileRare
.mpgMPEG Video FileVery Common
.mpg2MPEG-2 Video FileRare
.mpvMPEG Elementary Stream Video FileAverage
.mpv2MPEG-2 Video StreamRare
.mqvSony Movie Format FileAverage
.msdvdWindows DVD Maker Project FileAverage
.mshVisual Communicator Project FileAverage
.mswmmWindows Movie Maker ProjectAverage
.mtsAVCHD Video FileCommon
.mtvMTV Video Format FileAverage
.mvbMultimedia Viewer Book Source FileAverage
.mvcMovie Collector CatalogAverage
.mvdMovie Edit Pro Video ProjectAverage
.mxfMaterial Exchange Format FileCommon
.ncorAdobe Encore Project FileAverage
.nsvNullsoft Streaming Video FileAverage
.nvcNeroVision Express Project FileAverage
.ogmOgg Media FileCommon
.ogvOgg Vorbis Video FileAverage
.parDedicated Micros DVR RecordingAverage
.pdsPowerDirector Project FileAverage
.pgiVideo Recording FileAverage
.pivPivot Stickfigure AnimationAverage
.playlistCyberLink PowerDVD PlaylistAverage
.pmfPSP Movie FileAverage
.prelPremiere Elements Project FileAverage
.proProPresenter Export FileAverage
.prprojPremiere Pro ProjectAverage
.pshPhotodex Slide ShowCommon
.pvaPVA Video FileUncommon
.pxvPixbend Media FileAverage
.qtApple QuickTime MovieUncommon
.qtchQuickTime Cache FileAverage
.qtlQuickTime Link FileAverage
.qtzQuartz Composer FileAverage
.rcprojectiMovie '08 ProjectCommon
.rdbWavelet Video Images FileAverage
.recTopfield PVR RecordingAverage
.rmReal Media FileVery Common
.rmvbRealMedia Variable Bit Rate FileCommon
.roqId Software Game VideoAverage
.rpRealPix ClipAverage
.rtsRealPlayer Streaming MediaAverage
.rtsQuickTime Real-Time Streaming FormatAverage
.rumBink Video Subtitle FileAverage
.rvReal Video FileAverage
.sbkSWiSH Project Backup FileAverage
.sbtSBT Subtitle FileUncommon
.scmScreenCam Screen RecordingCommon
.scmSuper Chain Media FileRare
.scnPinnacle Studio Scene FileUncommon
.sfvidcapSonic Foundry Video Capture FileAverage
.smiSMIL PresentationAverage
.smilSMIL Presentation FileCommon
.smkSmacker Compressed Movie FileAverage
.smvVideoLink Mail Video FileUncommon
.splFutureSplash AnimationAverage
.srtSubRip Subtitle FileCommon
.ssmStandard Streaming MetafileAverage
.strPlayStation Video StreamUncommon
.stxPinnacle Studio Project FileCommon
.sviSamsung Video FileAverage
.swfFlash MovieVery Common
.swiSWiSH Project FileAverage
.swtFlash Generator TemplateAverage
.tda3mtDivX Author Template FileAverage
.tivoTiVo Video FileAverage
.tixDivX Video Download Activation FileCommon
.todJVC Everio Video Capture FileAverage
.tpBeyond TV Transport Stream FileAverage
.tp0Mascom PVR Video FileAverage
.tprTMPGEnc Project FileAverage
.trpHD Video Transport StreamAverage
.tsVideo Transport Stream FileCommon
.tvsTeamViewer Video Session FileAverage
.vc1VC-1 Video FileAverage
.vcrATI Video Card RecordingUncommon
.vcvViewCave Video FileAverage
.vdoVDOLive Media FileAverage
.vdrVirtualDub Signpost FileAverage
.vegVegas Video ProjectAverage
.vemMeta Media Video E-Mail FileUncommon
.vfVegas Movie Studio Project FileAverage
.vfwVideo for WindowsUncommon
.vfzCreative Webcam Video Effects FileAverage
.vgzDigitalVDO Compressed Video FileAverage
.vidGeneric Video FileAverage
.viewletQarbon ViewletAverage
.vivVivoActive Video FileAverage
.vivoVivoActive Video FileAverage
.vlabVisionLab Studio Project FileAverage
.vobDVD Video Object FileVery Common
.vp3On2 Streaming Video FileRare
.vp6TrueMotion VP6 Video FileAverage
.vp7TrueMotion VP7 Video FileAverage
.vroDVD Video Recording FormatCommon
.w32WinCAPs Subtitle FileAverage
.wcpWinDVD Creator Project FileAverage
.wmWindows Media FileAverage
.wmdWindows Media Download PackageAverage
.wmmpWindows Movie Maker Project FileAverage
.wmvWindows Media Video FileVery Common
.wmxWindows Media RedirectorAverage
.wp3Microsoft Photo Story Project FileAverage
.wtvWindows Media Center TV FileCommon
.wvxWindows Media Video RedirectorAverage
.xvidXvid-Encoded Video FileCommon
.yuvYUV Video FileAverage
.zm1ZSNES Movie #1 FileAverage
.zm2ZSNES Movie #2 FileAverage
.zm3ZSNES Movie #3 FileAverage
.zmvZSNES Movie FileAverage