Senko Rašić

Test Audio and Video clips

Working with audio and video on the web, you’ll often need test material in various formats and quality. This collection consists of various permissively licenced works you can use in your test. As a bonus, they’re fun to watch and listen to, so you don’t get out of your mind when you’re looking at it for the umpteenth time during your work.

Note that file sizes, compression and quality vary wildly. This is due to using different parameters when encoding, and the codecs themselves evolving over time. For codec comparison, take one high quality source (such as Sintel or Big Buck Bunny 4K renders, or the Sintel trailer PNG+FLAC source), and transcode using target codecs with controled parameters.

Audio tracks

Licences: Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY)

Caminandes 3: Llamigos (2016)

It’s winter in Patagonia, food is getting scarce. Koro the Llama engages with Oti the pesky penguin in an epic fight over that last tasty berry.

Full movie (runtime 02:30.13):

Images: poster, still, still

Source: Caminandes

Licence: Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY)

Sintel (2010)

The film follows a girl named Sintel who is searching for a baby dragon she befriended.

Trailer (runtime 52.21):

DivX versions include subtitles: en, fr

Full movie (runtime 14:48.03):

Full movie includes subtitles: en, fr, de, es, it, nl, pl, pt, ru, vn

Images: poster, portrait, still, still, still

Source: Sintel - Blender open movie project

Licence: Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY)

Big Buck Bunny (2008)

Big Buck Bunny tells the story of a giant rabbit with a heart bigger than himself.

Trailer (runtime 33.00):

Full movie (runtime 9:56.46):

Images: poster, poster, poster, still, still, still, still, still, still

Source: Big Buck Bunny - Blender open movie project 4K and 60fps versions were re-rendered from Blender sources as part of the Sunflower project at

Licence: Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) Test Media

The Xiph.Org Foundation maintain a set of test media in lossless versions of original renders and audio. This is a great resource if you need to test codec quality or need the originals for any reason.

Jellyfish Video Bitrate Test Files

The Jellyfish Video Bitrate Test Files page has a number of H.264 and H.265/HEVC encoded MKV video clips that can be used for testing the network streaming and playback performance of media streamers & HTPCs.

Kodi Test Samples

The Kodi video player project wiki has a Kodi Test Samples page linking to various video and audio test clips (some of the linked media may be subject to copyright or inaccessible).

Test Video-on-Demand streams

Ben Garney maintains a list of public test streams for HLS and DASH.

Senko Rašić
Audio/Video and Real-Time Web consultant
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