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The bitrate of a video track is measured in bits per second which is considered as the physical unit. In a metrical system we usually supply exponential coefficients as prefixes to a value. Bitrate values do normally grow above the first three ten based exponents, so we have k for kilo = 1,000 and M for Mega = 1,000,000 as multipliers. Even higher values (which you will find in binary transfer speeds) are prefixed with G for Giga = 1,000,000,000. We wouldn't have that kind of value for a video track (not yet ;-) - but you can see one thing here: it is always a multiplier based on ten ... not on 2, 8 or 1,024 as for computer memory devices. The reason for that maybe found in the fundamental history of data processing. In the very beginning of data processing, things like a byte or a kilobyte did not exist, while data transfer via serial lines already existed. So the unit for bitrates is metrical, not binary.


BitrateViewer for Mac has been heavily tested with the following video codec contents:

The following containers are the most often used ones to analyze video contents:

Codecs or containers not listed here do not imply that they are generally not supported. It does only mean, that they have not been tested during development. If you have a file whose codec or container is listed as a compatible source on the site for their 3.0 release, it should also work with BitrateViewer. Just give it a try.


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Screenshot 1: example for bigger sized window and HEVC codec