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Anders Klemets edited this page May 21, 2019 · 11 revisions

This page gathers some known implementations supporting AVIF, and provides some test files.

Implementations

Muxers

  • MP4Box from the GPAC Project can create HEIF files and in particular AVIF files with Image Items from the Key Frames of an AV1 video stream, with the following command-line: MP4Box -add-image file.av1:time=0 -brand avif file.avif.
  • Colorist allows you to generate synthetic AVIF files (color bars, color gradients, transparency, ...) or to convert existing files, taking into account various HDR parameters (luminance, color profiles ...). It is based on libavif for the AVIF muxing and on libaom for the encoding.
  • go-avif is an AVIF encoder for Go using libaom.

Demuxers / Players

  • MP4Box.js is a demuxer for ISOBMFF file with support for AVIF files. You can for example inspect the content of an AVIF file
  • This player allows you to visualize AVIF files (only one image item at the moment). It is based on the WASM compilation of Libaom.
  • Windows File Explorer can show AVIF thumbnails, display Exif metadata and preview AVIF images. Requires the Windows 10 May 2019 Update, and the AV1 Video Extension.
  • MSPaint.exe. The "Paint" app in Windows 10 can display AVIF images. Requires the Windows 10 May 2019 Update and the AV1 Video Extension.
  • WMPlayer.exe. Windows Media Player in Windows 10 can display AVIF images. Requires the Windows 10 May 2019 Update and the AV1 Video Extension.
  • libavif is a lightweight library for processing AVIF images. It is based on libaom and can be used for encoding/decoding AVIF images.
  • avif.js polyfill adds support for displaying AVIF in a browser. Requires workable AV1 in <video> tag.

Editors

  • Windows File Explorer can edit the "Date Taken", "Copyright" and a few other metadata fields in AVIF files. (To edit these fields, right-click on the file, and then choose "Properties" and "Details".) This requires the Windows 10 May 2019 Update and the AV1 Video Extension.
  • Windows File Explorer can rotate AVIF files. (To do this, right-click on the file and choose "Rotate left" or "Rotate right".) This requires the Windows 10 May 2019 Update and the AV1 Video Extension.

Windows 10 programming APIs

Example files

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