Audio and video formats in ELAN

Hy everyone,

I’m looking for a list of the possible audio and video formats usable in ELAN (Which format can we use without problems?).
Where do I find it?

Thank you for your help!


Hello Margaux,

There isn’t really such a list. ELAN connects to different “media frameworks” and depending on the operating system there can be two or three alternative frameworks, resulting in different lists of formats that probably work.

The Language Archive provides a media encoding guidelines PDF with recommended encoding settings for MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MP4 and WAV and this can be taken as an indication and recommendation. This does not mean that using these formats guarantees that there will be no problems (unfortunately)!


Thank you very much Han!