How to use other file formats in VirtualDub

April 12, 2016

"Virtualdub unsupported file type"

VirtualDub on its own sadly doesn't support many popular codecs and formats, but there is a way to open your favorite mp4 or mkv (and many many others). The only thing you need is a plugin called Virtualdub FFMpeg Input Plugin.

Simply download the plugin, copy the contents of the zipfile in your main folder of VirtualDub and (re)launch VirtualDub and you'll be good to go!

Supported formats by FFMpeg (a lot!)

3dostr, 4xm4X Technologies, 8088flex TMV, AAXAudible Enhanced Audio, AAAudible Format , ACT Voice, G.729, Adobe Filmstrip, Audio IFF (AIFF), American Laser Games MMMultimedia, 3GPP AMR, Amazing Studio Packed Animation FileMultimedia, Apple HTTP Live Streaming, Artworx Data Format, Interplay ACMAudio, ADPAudio, AFCAudio, ADS/SS2Audio, APNG, ASF, ASTAudio, AVI, AviSynth, AVRAudio, AVSMultimedia, Beam Software, Bethesda Softworks VID, Binary text, BinkMultimedia, Bitmap Brothers JV, Brute Force And Ignorance, BFSTMAudio, BRSTMAudio, BWF, CRI ADX, Discworld II BMV, Interplay C93, Delphine Software International CIN, Digital Speech Standard (DSS), Canopus HQ, Canopus HQA, Canopus HQX, CD+GVideo, Phantom Cine, Cineform HD, Commodore CDXLAmiga CD video format, Core Audio FormatApple Core Audio Format, CRC testing format, Creative Voice, CRYO APC, D-Cinema audio, Deluxe Paint Animation, DCSTR, DFA, DirectDraw Surface, DSD Stream File (DSF), DV video, DXAThis, Electronic Arts cdata, Electronic Arts Multimedia, Ensoniq Paris Audio File, FFM (FFserver live feed), Flash (SWF), Flash 9 (AVM2)Only embedded audio is decoded., FLI/FLC/FLX animation.fli/.flc files, Flash Video (FLV)Macromedia Flash video files, framecrc testing format, FunCom ISS, G.723.1, G.729 BIT, G.729 raw, GENHAudio format for various games., GIF Animation, GXFGeneral eXchange Format SMPTE 360M, HNMOnly, iCEDraw File, ICOMicrosoft Windows ICO, id Quake II CIN video, id RoQ, IEC61937 encapsulation, IFFInterchange File Format, iLBC, Interplay MVEFormat, IV8A, IVF (On2), IRCAM, LATM, LMLM4, LOAS, LRC, LVF, LXFVR, Magic Lantern Video (MLV), Matroska, Matroska audio, FFmpeg, MAXIS XA, xa, MD Studio, Megalux Frame, Mobotix .mxg, Monkeys Audio, Motion Pixels MVI, MOV, QuickTime, MP43GP, 3GP2, MP2, MP3, MPEG-1 Systemmuxed audio and video, MPEG-PS, MPEG-TS, MPEG-4MPEG-4, MSFAudio, Mirillis FIC video, MIME multipart JPEG, MSN TCP webcam, MTV, Musepack, Musepack SV8, Material eXchange Format (MXF)SMPTE 377M, Material eXchange Format (MXF), NC camera feedNC AVIP NC4600, NIST SPeech HEader REsources, NTT TwinVQ (VQF)Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation TwinVQ, Nullsoft Streaming Video, NuppelVideo, NUTNUT, Ogg, Playstation Portable PMP, Portable Voice Format, TechnoTrend PVA, QCP, raw ADTS (AAC), raw AC-3, raw Chinese AVS video, raw CRI ADX, raw Dirac, raw DNxHD, raw DTS, raw DTS-HD, raw E-AC-3, raw FLAC, raw GSM, raw H.261, raw H.263, raw H.264, raw HEVC, raw Ingenient MJPEG, raw MJPEG, raw MLP, raw MPEG, raw MPEG-1, raw MPEG-2, raw MPEG-4, raw NULL, raw video, raw id RoQ, raw Shorten, raw TAK, raw TrueHD, raw VC-1, raw PCM A-law, raw PCM mu-law, raw PCM, RDT, REDCODE R3DFile, RealMedia, Redirector, RedSpark, Renderware TeXture Dictionary, Resolume DXV, RL2Audio and video, RPL/ARMovie, Lego Mindstorms RSO, RSD, RTMP, RTP, RTSP, SAP, SBG, SDP, Sega FILM/CPK, Silicon Graphics Movie, Sierra SOL.sol, Sierra VMD, SmackerMultimedia, SMJPEG, SmushMultimedia, Sony OpenMG (OMA), Sony PlayStation STR, Sony Wave64 (W64), SoX native format, SUN AU format, SUP raw PGS subtitles, SVAGAudio format, TDSC, Text files, THP, Tiertex Limited SEQTiertex , seq , True Audio, VAGAudio, VC-1 test bitstream, Vidvox Hap, Vivo, VPKAudio, WAV, WavPack, WebM, Windows Televison (WTV), Wing Commander III movieMultimedia, Westwood Studios audioMultimedia, Westwood Studios VQAMultimedia, WVE, XMV, XVAG, xWMAMicrosoft, eXtended BINary text (XBIN), YUV4MPEG pipe, Psygnosis YOP, .Y.U.Vone raw file per component, Alias PIXAlias/Wavefront PIX , animated GIF, APNG, BMPMicrosoft BMP image, BRender PIXArgonaut BRender 3D engine ., DPXDigital Picture Exchange, EXROpenEXR, JPEGProgressive JPEG is not supported., JPEG 2000, JPEG-LS, LJPEGLossless JPEG, PAMPAM is a PNM extension with alpha support., PBMPortable BitMap image, PCXPC Paintbrush, PGMPortable GrayMap image, PGMYUVPGM with U and V components in YUV 4:2:0, PICPictor/PC Paint, PNG, PPMPortable PixelMap image, PTXV.Flash PTX format, SGISGI RGB , Sun RasterfileSun RAS , TIFFYUV, JPEG and some extension is not supported yet., Truevision TargaTarga (.TGA) , WebPEWebP , XBMX BitMap , XFaceX-Face , XWDX Window Dump , 4X Movie, 8088flex TMV, A64 multicolor., Amazing Studio PAF Video, American Laser Games MM, AMV Video, ANSI/ASCII art, Apple Intermediate Codec, Apple MJPEG-B, Apple ProRes, Apple QuickDrawfourcc: qdrw, Asus v1fourcc: ASV1, Asus v2fourcc: ASV2, ATI VCR1fourcc: VCR1, ATI VCR2fourcc: VCR2, Auravision Aura, Auravision Aura 2, Autodesk Animator Flic video, Autodesk RLEfourcc: AASC, Avid 1:1 10-bit RGB Packerfourcc: AVrp, AVS (Audio Video Standard) video, AYUVMicrosoft uncompressed packed 4:4:4:4, Beam Software VB, Bethesda VID video, Bink Video, Bitmap Brothers JV video, y41p Brooktree uncompressed 4:1:1 12-bit, Brute Force Ignorance, C93 video, CamStudiofourcc: CSCD, CD+GVideo codec for CD+G karaoke disks, CDXLAmiga CD video codec, Chinese AVS videoEAVS1-P2, Delphine Software International CIN videoCodec, Discworld II BMV Video, Canopus Lossless Codec, Cinepak, Cirrus Logic AccuPakfourcc: CLJR, CPiA Video Format, Creative YUV (CYUV), DFACodec, DiracE, Deluxe Paint Animation, DNxHDaka SMPTE VC3, Duck TrueMotion 1.0fourcc: DUCK, Duck TrueMotion 2.0fourcc: TM20, DV, Dxtory capture format, Feeble Files/ScummVM DXA, Electronic Arts CMV video, Electronic Arts Madcow video, Electronic Arts TGV video, Electronic Arts TGQ video, Electronic Arts TQI video, Escape 124, Escape 130, FFmpeg video codec, Flash Screen Video v1fourcc: FSV1, Flash Screen Video v2, Flash Video (FLV)Sorenson H.263, Forward Uncompressed, Fraps, Go2Meetingfourcc: G2M2, G2M3, Go2Webinarfourcc: G2M4, H.261, H.263, H.263-1996, H.263+, H.263-1998, H.263 version 2, H.264 / AVC / MPEG-4 AVC / MPEG-4 part 10, HEVC, HNM version 4, HuffYUV, HuffYUV FFmpeg variant, IBM Ultimotionfourcc: ULTI, id Cinematic video, id RoQ video, IFF ILBMIFF interleaved bitmap, IFF ByteRun1IFF, Intel H.263, Intel Indeo 2, Intel Indeo 3, Intel Indeo 4, Intel Indeo 5, Interplay C93, Interplay MVE video, J2K, Karl Mortons video codec, Kega Game Video, KGV1, Lagarith, LCL (LossLess Codec Library) MSZH, LCL (LossLess Codec Library) ZLIBE, LOCO, LucasArts SANM/Smush, lossless MJPEG, Microsoft ATC ScreenAlso known as Microsoft Screen 3., Microsoft Expression Encoder Screen, Microsoft RLE, Microsoft Screen 1, Microsoft Screen 2, Microsoft Video 1, Mimic, Miro VideoXLfourcc: VIXL, MJPEG (Motion JPEG), Mobotix MxPEG video, Motion Pixels video, MPEG-1 video, MPEG-2 video, MPEG-4 part 2, MPEG-4 part 2 Microsoft variant version 1, MPEG-4 part 2 Microsoft variant version 2, MPEG-4 part 2 Microsoft variant version 3, Nintendo Gamecube THP video, NuppelVideo, RTjpegVideo, On2 VP3still experimental, On2 VP5fourcc: VP50, On2 VP6fourcc: VP60,VP61,VP62, On2 VP7fourcc: VP70,VP71, VP8Efourcc, VP9Eencoding, Pinnacle TARGA CineWave, Proresfourcc: apch,apcn,apcs,apco, Q-team QPEGfourccs: QPEG, Q1.0, Q1.1, QuickTime 8BPS video, QuickTime Animation (RLE) videofourcc, QuickTime Graphics (SMC)fourcc, QuickTime video (RPZA)fourcc: rpza, R10K AJA Kona 10-bit RGB Codec, R210 Quicktime Uncompressed RGB 10-bit, Raw Video, RealVideo 1.0, RealVideo 2.0, RealVideo 3.0still far from ideal, RealVideo 4.0, Renderware TXD, RL2, Screenpresso, Sierra VMD video, Silicon Graphics Motion Video Compressor 1 (MVC1), Silicon Graphics Motion Video Compressor 2 (MVC2), Silicon Graphics RLE 8-bit video, Smacker video, SMPTE VC-1, Snowexperimental wavelet codec (fourcc: SNOW), Sony PlayStation MDEC (Motion DECoder), Sorenson Vector Quantizer 1fourcc: SVQ1, Sorenson Vector Quantizer 3fourcc: SVQ3, Sunplus JPEG (SP5X)fourcc: SP5X, TechSmith Screen Capture Codecfourcc: TSCC, TechSmith Screen Capture Codec 2fourcc: TSC2, Theora, Tiertex Limited SEQ video, Ut Video, v210 QuickTime uncompressed, v308 QuickTime uncompressed, v408 QuickTime uncompressed, v410 QuickTime uncompressed, VBLE Lossless Codec, VMware Screen Codec, VMware VideoCodec, Westwood Studios VQA (Vector Quantized Animation) video, Windows Media Image, Windows Media Video 7, Windows Media Video 8, Windows Media Video 9, Wing Commander III, Wing Commander IV, Winnov WNV1, WMV7, YAMAHA SMAF, Psygnosis YOP Video, yuv4libquicktime uncompressed packed 4:2:0, ZeroCodec Lossless Video, ZLIBpart of LCL, Zip Motion Blocks Video, 8SVX exponential, 8SVX fibonacci, AACEXencoding, AAC+EIXencoding, AC-3IXIX, ADPCM 4X Movie, APDCM Yamaha AICA, ADPCM CDROM XA, ADPCM Creative Technology16, ADPCM Electronic Arts, ADPCM Electronic Arts Maxis CDROM XS, ADPCM Electronic Arts R1, ADPCM Electronic Arts R2, ADPCM Electronic Arts R3, ADPCM Electronic Arts XAS, ADPCM G.722, ADPCM G.726, ADPCM IMA AMV, ADPCM IMA Electronic Arts EACS, ADPCM IMA Electronic Arts SEAD, ADPCM IMA Funcom, ADPCM IMA QuickTime, ADPCM IMA Loki SDL MJPEG, ADPCM IMA WAV, ADPCM IMA Westwood, ADPCM ISS IMA, ADPCM IMA Dialogic, ADPCM IMA Duck DK3, ADPCM IMA Duck DK4, ADPCM IMA Radical, ADPCM Microsoft, ADPCM MS IMA, ADPCM Nintendo Gamecube AFC, ADPCM Nintendo Gamecube DTK, ADPCM Nintendo THP, APDCM Playstation, ADPCM QT IMA, ADPCM SEGA CRI ADX, ADPCM Shockwave Flash, ADPCM Sound Blaster Pro 2-bit, ADPCM Sound Blaster Pro 2.6-bit, ADPCM Sound Blaster Pro 4-bit, ADPCM VIMA, ADPCM Westwood Studios IMA, ADPCM Yamaha, AMR-NBEencoding, AMR-WBEencoding, Amazing Studio PAF Audio, Apple lossless audio, ATRAC1, ATRAC3, ATRAC3+, Bink Audio, CELTE, Delphine Software International CIN audioCodec, Digital Speech Standard, Discworld II BMV Audio, COOKAll, DCA, XCh, XLL, DPCM id RoQ, DPCM Interplay, DPCM Squareroot-Delta-Exact, DPCM Sierra Online, DPCM Sol, DPCM Xan, DSD, DSP Group TrueSpeech, DV audio, Enhanced AC-3, EVRC (Enhanced Variable Rate Codec), FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec)IX, G.723.1, G.729, GSME, GSM Microsoft variant, IAC (Indeo Audio Coder), iLBC, IMC (Intel Music Coder), Interplay ACM, MACE, MLP (Meridian Lossless Packing), Monkeys Audio, MP1, MP2, MP3, MPEG-4 Audio Lossless Coding (ALS), Musepack SV7, Musepack SV8, Nellymoser Asao, On2 AVC (Audio for Video Codec), Opus, PCM A-law, PCM mu-law, PCM , PCM D-Cinema, PCM Zork, QCELP, PureVoice, QDesign Music Codec 2, RealAudio 1.0, RealAudio 2.0, RealAudio 3.0, RealAudio Lossless, RealAudio SIPR / ACELP.NET, Shorten, Sierra VMD audio, Smacker audio, SMPTE 302M AES3 audio, Sonicexperimental codec, Sonic losslessexperimental codec, SpeexEEsupported through external library libspeex, TAK (Toms lossless Audio Kompressor), True Audio (TTA), TrueHD, TwinVQ, VIMA, VorbisEA, Voxware MetaSound, WavPack, Westwood Audio (SND1), Windows Media Audio 1, Windows Media Audio 2, Windows Media Audio Lossless, Windows Media Audio Pro, Windows Media Audio Voice, Xbox Media Audio 1, Xbox Media Audio 2, 3GPP Timed Text, AQTitle, DVB, DVB teletext, DVD, JACOsub, MicroDVD, MPL2, MPsub (MPlayer), PGS, PJS (Phoenix), RealText, SAMI, Spruce format (STL), SSA/ASS, SubRip (SRT), SubViewer v1, SubViewer, TED Talks captions, VobSub (IDX+SUB), VPlayer, WebVTT, XSUB, FTP, Gopher, HLS, HTTP, HTTPS, Icecast, MMSH, MMST, pipe, RTMP, RTMPE, RTMPS, RTMPT, RTMPTE, RTMPTS, RTP, SAMBA, SCTP, SFTP, TCP, TLS, UDP, ALSA, BKTR, caca, DV1394, Lavfi, Linux framebuffer, JACK, LIBCDIO, LIBDC1394, OpenAL, OpenGL, OSS, PulseAudio, SDL, Video4Linux2, VfW, X11, Win32, AVI, DV, GXF, MOV, MPEG1/2, MXF,