Codec Tag?

Codec Tag: Codec Tag is another method to identify codes that are used for encoding a file like music or video. In general, there is more information about the codec that is used in file media. One of these is Codec Tag. Codec Tag.

The codec tag's value Codec Tag usually consists of numbers and strings. For instance:

  • 0x31637661
  • 0x0000
  • 0x7634706d

The strings are part of a code known as FOURCC, a code with four characters that aid in identifying streams of video in particular. It was developed by Microsoft and assists in linking video frames to the codec. The string provides information through Hex code. Check out these examples.

If we examine the code 0x31637661, it is possible to break the code down into 4 Hex string codes: 0x31; 0, 0x63, 0x76, and 0x61. When we translate these to ASCII symbols, we can get the codec that corresponds:

  • 0x31 =1
  • C = 0x63
  • Zerox76 = v
  • A = 0x61

In the code translation, we're able to see the media codec AVC1.

In the same way, 0x7634706d represents the codec mp4v:

  • Zerox76 = v
  • 0x34 = 4
  • 0.x70 = p
  • 0x6d = m