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The terms lossy and lossless are used multiple times in this page. Lossy means that video files compressed using that format will lose some of their image fidelity to save space. Lossless means that the compression will not sacrifice iimage fidelity, no matter how much you compress the video file with that format.


See Tools/Video.


The following licenses are suitable for video files:

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The following licenses are suitable for media files (images, models, sound files…):

The default contribution license is CC BY-SA 4.0, unless you specify another license, by contributing to Unvanquished you are placing your work under CC BY-SA 4.0 license. You must have right to.

Older licenses like CC BY-SA 3.0, CC BY-SA 2.5, and CC BY-SA 3.0, CC BY-SA 2.5 are fairly acceptable for importing existing media. Many of our older media use such licenses, but please not use those older licenses for brand new content when you have full power to use latest version of those licenses. If you can get permission from original author to get a newer or more permissive license, please get it. For Creative Commons licenses older than 3.0, please ask us before merging.

See the page Licenses/Media for details.

videoMap formats


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The RoQ format is not available in Dæmon 0.54 but may come back in Dæmon 0.55 otherwise there would be no video codec at all.

  • RoQ — a lossless compressed format from legacy id Tech engines.


  • OGM — a lossy compressed format muxing Theora video with Vorbis audio in an OGM container (OGG derivative).

The Theora codec was broken and considered unsafe and then removed. OGM itself was questionable as the OGG container would have been expected instead.

Recording formats

  • AVI — a container used with MJPEG lossy compressed format.