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Media Conversions

The Content module comes out-of-the-box with the integration of the best in breed media conversion and transcoding engines to support the creation of previews and alternate renditions of files. The following conversion matrix has an overview of the possible conversions.

Conversion matrix

A list of required licenses matching the engines documented below can be found in the Licensing documentation.

ImagesPngJpgTifPdfMp3FlvMp4WebM
JpgImageMagick-ImageMagick-----
Png-ImageMagickImageMagick-----
Raw****-----
LayoutsPngJpgTifPdfMp3FlvMp4WebM
TifImageMagickImageMagick-ImageMagick----
PsdImageMagickImageMagickImageMagickImageMagick----
AIImageMagickImageMagickImageMagickImageMagick----
EpsImageMagickImageMagickImageMagickImageMagick----
PdfImageMagickImageMagickImageMagick-----
DocumentsPngJpgTifPdfMp3FlvMp4WebM
Doc---Aspose----
Docx---Aspose----
Ppt---Aspose----
Pptx---Aspose----
AudioPngJpgTifPdfMp3FlvMp4WebM
Mp3----FFmpeg---
Wav----FFmpeg---
VideoPngJpgTifPdfMp3FlvMp4WebM
Mpg------FFmpegFFmpeg
Mov------FFmpegFFmpeg
Mpeg------FFmpegFFmpeg
Mp4-------FFmpeg
Wmv------FFmpegFFmpeg
Avi------FFmpegFFmpeg
Flv------FFmpegFFmpeg
Note

*RAW: Content of this file type depends on the cameras used. Support for RAW files needs to be assessed after validation of customer specific files.

File type features

Not all destination file types support all features. Availability of a feature will drive the interaction in selecting certain processing options and destination file type. For a full overview, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_graphics_file_formats

Format/ Raster - vectorColor depthTransparencyLayersMulti-pageMetadata
AI / Both1,8,24, and 32 (possiblywithmultiplepalettes)YesYesNoYes
BMP / Raster1, 4, 8, 16, 24 and 32Yes; 8b per-pixel alpha channel for ARGBNoNoYes
EPS / BothDevise specificYesYesYesYes
GIF / Raster1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8Yes; 1b plane-only mask using color indexYesYesYes
JPEG / Raster8-bit (greyscale), 12-bit, and 24-bitNoNoNoYes
JPEG / Raster 20008 and 16 (greyscale) with possibly color up to 48-bitYesNoNoYes
PNG / Raster1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 24, 32, 48, and 64 No support for CMYKYes; 8b, 16b per-pixel alpha channel; 8b for indexedNoNoYes
PSD / Both1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 24, 32, 48, and 64Yes; 8b, 16b per-pixel alpha channelYesNoYes
SVG / Vector[9]24 and 32YesYesYes (1.2 draft)[10]Yes
TGA / Raster1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 24, and 32YesNoNo
TIFF / Both1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 24, and 32YesYesYesYes

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