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Researchware, Inc.

Simply Powerful Tools for Qualitative Research

What source file formats can HyperRESEARCH work with?

HyperRESEARCH supports text, audio, video, and picture source files in a variety of formats. You can code directly from original video, audio recordings, and pictures, as well as transcripts and other text materials.




  • ASCII or plain text (.txt or .text)
  • Rich text (.rtf)
  • Microsoft Word (.docx)
  • Open Office (.odt)
  • HTML (.htm or .html)

Audio (most often used):

  • AIFF (.aiff or .aif)
  • MP3 (.mp3)
  • Windows WAVE (.wav)
  • Sun Audio (.au)
  • AAC (.m4a)
  • Windows Media Audio (.wma) - Mac OS X only
    See information on using Windows Media files

Video (most often used):

  • QuickTime video (.mov)
  • Video for Windows (.vfw)
  • AVI (.avi)
  • MPEG (.mpg and .mp4)
  • Windows Media Video (.wmv) - Mac OS X only
    See information on using Windows Media files

The above is only a partial listing of the most popular audio and video formats. HyperRESEARCH uses the QuickTime library to play audio and video, and QuickTime supports many more formats. For a complete list, visit Apple's QuickTime page or see the QuickTime technical specifications.


  • GIF
  • JPEG
  • PNG
  • Windows Bitmap (.bmp)
  • PGM
  • XPM
  • XWD



If you don't see your preferred format above, please contact us. We are working on new source formats and are seeking feedback from users on what new source formats will be most useful to them.