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YUY2 yuv pixel format


YUY2 is another in the family of YUV 4:2:2 formats and appears to be used by all the same codecs as UYVY.

  Horizontal Vertical
Y Sample Period 1 1
V Sample Period 2 1
U Sample Period 2 1

Effective bits per pixel : 16

Positive biHeight implies top-down image (top line first)

There is a help page here which contains information on playing AVIs which include video stored in YUY2 format.

Based on: UYVY

Duplicate formats: YUYV YUNV

Child formats: YUVP

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