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Add note about files larger than 4GB
There are several ways to enable support for more video formats:
* [[Bio-Formats]] includes support for reading additional codecs for some video formats. See the Bio-Formats [ AVI] and [ QuickTime] pages for the list of supported codecs. Bio-Formats is included with the [[Fiji]] distribution of ImageJ.
* Enable the ''beta-quality'' FFMPEG [[update site]], which uses native bindings to the [[wikipedia:FFmpeg|FFmpeg]] library to read many video formats. The source code for this update site is [ embedded in the scifio-javacv history].
== Transcoding ==
Another strategy is to transcode your video to an uncompressed format using a tool such as QuickTime Pro, VirtualDub or FFmpeg on the command line. The uncompressed video stream can then easily be opened in ImageJ without the need for additional plugins. Similarly, for saving video, you can write to an uncompressed format, then compress it afterward using an external tool. For files larger than 4GB, you may run into trouble with otherwise excellent transcoders like FFmpeg. For cases like that, check out [ media player] and the [ k-lite codec pack].
== Future directions ==
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