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In video terminology, container format is a type of file format that contains various types of data compressed by standardized codecs. Container formats are essentially wrappers in that they don't specify what codec the container format uses, but rather it defines how the video, audio and other data is stored within the container. Examples of container formats include IFF, WAV, AVI, Ogg and 3GP.







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