Full list of Video and Audio formats supported in Windows 8

Supported audio and video formats

Media File Container or File Format File Extension Media Stream Formats (Codecs)
Video Audio
MPEG-4 .3g2 H.263

H.264 (Baseline, Main, High)

MPEG-4 Part2 SP and ASP

AAC (LC, HE)
.3gp2
.3gp
.3gpp
.m4a n/a AAC (LC, HE)

MP3

.m4v H.263

H.264 (Baseline, Main, High)

MPEG-4 Part2 SP and ASP

.mp4v
.mp4
.mov
MPEG-2 .m2ts (e.g. AVCHD) H.264 MPEG-2 (L1, L2, stereo-only)

MPEG-1 (L1, L2)

AAC (LC, HE)

AC3 (DD, DD+)

ASF .asf VC-1

WMV9

WMA standard

WMA voice

WMA lossless

WMA Pro

.wm
.wmv
.wma n/a
ADTS .aac n/a AAC (LC, HE)
.adt
.adts
MP3 .mp3 n/a MP3
WAV .wav n/a PCM

MP3

MS ADPCM

IMA ADPCM

MS DDITT G.711

MS GSM 6.10

AVI .avi MPEG-4 Part2 SP and ASP

Motion-JPG

H.263

uncompressed

PCM

MP3

MS ADPCM

IMA ADPCM

MS CCITT G.711

MS GSM 6.10

AC3 (DD, DD+)

AC-3 .ac3

.ec3

n/a AC3 (DD, DD+)

Source : MSDN

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