File this under "old, but we missed it" and since s2gordon asked about them in comments yesterday, figured we'd answer...
We're going to leave this to you folks to determine if this list of officially supported audio and video codecs in Windows Phone 7 is a good thing/bad thing, since to be honest we're not aficionados in that area.
Our off-the-cuff first take? It's basic and expected. Nothing extraordinary.
Full list of WP7 codecs after the break.
|Codec Type||Decoder Support||Container|
|Audio||WAV (PCM, MSADPCM, IMAADPCM, G.711)||WAV|
|Audio||WMA Lossless||ASF (WMA)|
|Audio||WMA Pro||ASF (WMA)|
|Audio||WMA Standard v9||ASF (WMA)|
|Audio||AAC-LC (Low Complexity)||3GP, 3G2, MP4, M4A|
|Audio||HE-AAC v1 (AAC+)||3GP, 3G2, MP4, M4A|
|Audio||HE-AAC v2 (eAAC+)||3GP, 3G2, MP4, M4A|
|Audio||Adaptive Multi-Rate Narrow Band (AMR-NB)||3GP, 3G2, MP4|
|Audio||Adaptive Multi-Rate ide Band (AMR-WB)||3GP, 3G2, MP4|
|Audio||Qcelp||3GP, 3G2, MP4|
|Video||WMV (VC-1) - Simple Profile||ASF (WMV)|
|Video||WMV (VC-1) - Main Profile||ASF (WMV)|
|Video||WMV (VC-1) - Advanced Profile||ASF (WMV)|
|Video||WMV v9||ASF (WMV)|
|Video||MPEG-4 Part 2 - Simple Profile||3GP, 3G2, MP4, AVI|
|Video||MPEG-4 Part 2 – Advanced Simple Profile||AVI, MP4|
|Video||MPEG-4 Part 10 (MPEG-4 AVC, H.264) - Baseline Profile||3GP, 3G2, MP4, M4V|
|Video||MPEG-4 Part 10 (MPEG-4 AVC, H.264) - Main Profile||3GP, 3G2, MP4, M4V|
|Video||MPEG-4 Part 10 (MPEG-4 AVC, H.264) - High Profile||3GP, 3G2, MP4, M4V|
|Images||GIF (both GIF87a and GIF89a)||GIF|
[Don's Blog via Midnight Programmer]
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