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Recommended upload settings & file formats


The Online Video Platform supports an extensive list of video codecs, audio codecs, file formats and containers, listed below. For video uploading best practices, please refer to the list below.

1.0 | Supported file formats

File formats
  • 4xm
  • 8088flex TMV
  • ACT Voice
  • Adobe Filmstrip
  • Audio IFF (AIFF)
  • American Laser Games MM
  • 3GPP AMR
  • Amazing Studio Packed Animation File
  • Apple HTTP Live Streaming
  • Artworx Data Format
  • ADP
  • AFC
  • APNG
  • ASF
  • AST
  • AVI
  • AviSynth
  • AVR
  • AVS
  • Beam Software SIFF
  • Bethesda Softworks VID
  • Binary text
  • Bink
  • Bitmap Brothers JV
  • Brute Force & Ignorance
  • BRSTM
  • BWF
  • CRI ADX
  • Discworld II BMV
  • Interplay C93
  • Delphine Software International CIN
  • Digital Speech Standard (DSS)
  • Canopus HQ
  • Canopus HQA
  • Canopus HQX
  • CD+G
  • Phantom Cine
  • Commodore CDXL
  • Core Audio Format
  • CRC testing format
  • Creative Voice
  • CRYO APC
  • D-Cinema audio
  • Deluxe Paint Animation
  • DFA
  • DSD Stream File (DSF)
  • DV video
  • DXA
  • Electronic Arts cdata
  • Electronic Arts Multimedia
  • Ensoniq Paris Audio File
  • FFM (FFserver live feed)
  • Flash (SWF)
  • Flash 9 (AVM2)
  • FLI/FLC/FLX animation
  • Flash Video (FLV)
  • framecrc testing format
  • FunCom ISS
  • G.723.1
  • G.729 BIT
  • G.729 raw
  • GIF Animation
  • GXF
  • HNM
  • iCEDraw File
  • ICO
  • id Quake II CIN video
  • id RoQ
  • IEC61937 encapsulation
  • IFF
  • iLBC
  • Interplay MVE
  • IV8
  • IVF (On2)
  • IRCAM
  • LATM
  • LMLM4
  • LOAS
  • LRC
  • LVF
  • LXF
  • Magic Lantern Video (MLV)
  • Matroska
  • Matroska audio
  • FFmpeg metadata
  • MAXIS XA
  • MD Studio
  • Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes
  • Megalux Frame
  • Mobotix .mxg
  • Monkey’s Audio
  • Motion Pixels MVI
  • MOV/QuickTime/MP4
  • MP2
  • MP3
  • MPEG-1 System
  • MPEG-PS (program stream)
  • MPEG-TS (transport stream)
  • MPEG-4
  • Mirillis FIC video
  • MIME multipart JPEG
  • MSN TCP webcam
  • MTV
  • Musepack
  • Musepack SV8
  • Material eXchange Format (MXF)
  • Material eXchange Format (MXF), D-10 Mapping
  • NC camera feed
  • NIST SPeech HEader REsources
  • NTT TwinVQ (VQF)
  • Nullsoft Streaming Video
  • NuppelVideo
  • NUT
  • Ogg
  • Playstation Portable PMP
  • Portable Voice Format
  • TechnoTrend PVA
  • QCP
  • raw ADTS (AAC)
  • raw AC-3
  • raw Chinese AVS video
  • raw CRI ADX
  • raw Dirac
  • raw DNxHD
  • raw DTS
  • raw DTS-HD
  • raw E-AC-3
  • raw FLAC
  • raw GSM
  • raw H.261
  • raw H.263
  • raw H.264
  • raw HEVC
  • raw Ingenient MJPEG
  • raw MJPEG
  • raw MLP
  • raw MPEG
  • raw MPEG-1
  • raw MPEG-2
  • raw MPEG-4
  • raw NULL
  • raw video
  • raw id RoQ
  • raw Shorten
  • raw TAK
  • raw TrueHD
  • raw VC-1
  • raw PCM
  • RDT
  • REDCODE R3D
  • RealMedia
  • Redirector
  • RedSpark
  • Renderware TeXture Dictionary
  • RL2
  • RPL/ARMovie
  • Lego Mindstorms RSO
  • RSD
  • RTMP
  • RTP
  • RTSP
  • SAP
  • SBG
  • SDP
  • Sega FILM/CPK
  • Silicon Graphics Movie
  • Sierra SOL
  • Sierra VMD
  • Smacker
  • SMJPEG
  • Smush
  • Sony OpenMG (OMA)
  • Sony PlayStation STR
  • Sony Wave64 (W64)
  • SoX native format
  • SUN AU format
  • SUP raw PGS subtitles
  • TDSC
  • Text files
  • THP
  • Tiertex Limited SEQ
  • True Audio
  • VC-1 test bitstream
  • Vivo
  • WAV
  • WavPack
  • WebM
  • Windows Televison (WTV)
  • Wing Commander III movie
  • Westwood Studios audio
  • Westwood Studios VQA
  • XMV
  • xWMA
  • eXtended BINary text (XBIN)
  • YUV4MPEG pipe
  • Psygnosis YOP
Video codecs
  • 4X Movie
  • 8088flex TMV
  • A64 multicolor
  • Amazing Studio PAF Video
  • American Laser Games MM
  • AMV Video
  • ANSI/ASCII art
  • Apple Intermediate Codec
  • Apple MJPEG-B
  • Apple ProRes
  • Apple QuickDraw
  • Asus v1
  • Asus v2
  • ATI VCR1
  • ATI VCR2
  • Auravision Aura
  • Auravision Aura 2
  • Autodesk Animator Flic video
  • Autodesk RLE
  • Avid 1:1 10-bit RGB Packer
  • AVS (Audio Video Standard) video
  • AYUV
  • Beam Software VB
  • Bethesda VID video
  • Bink Video
  • Bitmap Brothers JV video
  • y41p Brooktree uncompressed 4:1:1 12-bit
  • Brute Force & Ignorance
  • C93 video
  • CamStudio
  • CD+G
  • CDXL
  • Chinese AVS video
  • Delphine Software International CIN video
  • Discworld II BMV Video
  • Canopus Lossless Codec
  • Cinepak
  • Cirrus Logic AccuPak
  • CPiA Video Format
  • Creative YUV (CYUV)
  • DFA
  • Dirac
  • Deluxe Paint Animation
  • DNxHD
  • Duck TrueMotion 1.0
  • Duck TrueMotion 2.0
  • DV (Digital Video)
  • Dxtory capture format
  • Feeble Files/ScummVM DXA
  • Electronic Arts CMV video
  • Electronic Arts Madcow video
  • Electronic Arts TGV video
  • Electronic Arts TGQ video
  • Electronic Arts TQI video
  • Escape 124
  • Escape 130
  • FFmpeg video codec #1
  • Flash Screen Video v1
  • Flash Screen Video v2
  • Flash Video (FLV)
  • Forward Uncompressed
  • Fraps
  • Go2Webinar
  • H.261
  • H.263 / H.263-1996
  • H.263+ / H.263-1998 / H.263 version 2
  • H.264 / AVC / MPEG-4 AVC / MPEG-4 part 10
  • HEVC
  • HNM version 4
  • HuffYUV
  • HuffYUV FFmpeg variant
  • IBM Ultimotion
  • id Cinematic video
  • id RoQ video
  • IFF ILBM
  • IFF ByteRun1
  • Intel H.263
  • Intel Indeo 2
  • Intel Indeo 3
  • Intel Indeo 4
  • Intel Indeo 5
  • Interplay C93
  • Interplay MVE video
  • J2K
  • Karl Morton’s video codec
  • Kega Game Video (KGV1)
  • Lagarith
  • LCL (LossLess Codec Library) MSZH
  • LCL (LossLess Codec Library) ZLIB
  • LOCO
  • LucasArts SANM/Smush
  • lossless MJPEG
  • Microsoft ATC Screen
  • Microsoft Expression Encoder Screen
  • Microsoft RLE
  • Microsoft Screen 1
  • Microsoft Screen 2
  • Microsoft Video 1
  • Mimic
  • Miro VideoXL
  • MJPEG (Motion JPEG)
  • Mobotix MxPEG video
  • Motion Pixels video
  • MPEG-1 video
  • MPEG-2 video
  • MPEG-4 part 2
  • MPEG-4 part 2 Microsoft variant version 1
  • MPEG-4 part 2 Microsoft variant version 2
  • MPEG-4 part 2 Microsoft variant version 3
  • Nintendo Gamecube THP video
  • NuppelVideo/RTjpeg
  • On2 VP3
  • On2 VP5
  • On2 VP6
  • On2 VP7
  • VP8
  • VP9
  • Pinnacle TARGA CineWave YUV16
  • Prores
  • Q-team QPEG
  • QuickTime 8BPS video
  • QuickTime Animation (RLE) video
  • QuickTime Graphics (SMC)
  • QuickTime video (RPZA)
  • R10K AJA Kona 10-bit RGB Codec
  • R210 Quicktime Uncompressed RGB 10-bit
  • Raw Video
  • RealVideo 1.0
  • RealVideo 2.0
  • RealVideo 3.0
  • RealVideo 4.0
  • Renderware TXD (TeXture Dictionary)
  • RL2 video
  • Sierra VMD video
  • Silicon Graphics Motion Video Compressor 1 (MVC1)
  • Silicon Graphics Motion Video Compressor 2 (MVC2)
  • Silicon Graphics RLE 8-bit video
  • Smacker video
  • SMPTE VC-1
  • Snow
  • Sony PlayStation MDEC (Motion DECoder)
  • Sorenson Vector Quantizer 1
  • Sorenson Vector Quantizer 3
  • Sunplus JPEG (SP5X)
  • TechSmith Screen Capture Codec
  • TechSmith Screen Capture Codec 2
  • Theora
  • Tiertex Limited SEQ video
  • Ut Video
  • v210 QuickTime uncompressed 4:2:2 10-bit
  • v308 QuickTime uncompressed 4:4:4
  • v408 QuickTime uncompressed 4:4:4:4
  • v410 QuickTime uncompressed 4:4:4 10-bit
  • VBLE Lossless Codec
  • VMware Screen Codec / VMware Video
  • Westwood Studios VQA (Vector Quantized Animation) video
  • Windows Media Image
  • Windows Media Video 7
  • Windows Media Video 8
  • Windows Media Video 9
  • Wing Commander III / Xan
  • Wing Commander IV / Xan
  • Winnov WNV1
  • WMV7
  • YAMAHA SMAF
  • Psygnosis YOP Video
  • yuv4
  • ZeroCodec Lossless Video
  • ZLIB
  • Zip Motion Blocks Video
Audio codecs
  • 8SVX exponential
  • 8SVX fibonacci
  • AAC+
  • AAC
  • AC-3
  • ADPCM 4X Movie
  • ADPCM CDROM XA
  • ADPCM Creative Technology
  • ADPCM Electronic Arts
  • ADPCM Electronic Arts Maxis CDROM XS
  • ADPCM Electronic Arts R1
  • ADPCM Electronic Arts R2
  • ADPCM Electronic Arts R3
  • ADPCM Electronic Arts XAS
  • ADPCM G.722
  • ADPCM G.726
  • ADPCM IMA AMV
  • ADPCM IMA Electronic Arts EACS
  • ADPCM IMA Electronic Arts SEAD
  • ADPCM IMA Funcom
  • ADPCM IMA QuickTime
  • ADPCM IMA Loki SDL MJPEG
  • ADPCM IMA WAV
  • ADPCM IMA Westwood
  • ADPCM ISS IMA
  • ADPCM IMA Dialogic
  • ADPCM IMA Duck DK3
  • ADPCM IMA Duck DK4
  • ADPCM IMA Radical
  • ADPCM Microsoft
  • ADPCM MS IMA
  • ADPCM Nintendo Gamecube AFC
  • ADPCM Nintendo Gamecube DTK
  • ADPCM Nintendo Gamecube THP
  • ADPCM QT IMA
  • ADPCM SEGA CRI ADX
  • ADPCM Shockwave Flash
  • ADPCM Sound Blaster Pro 2-bit
  • ADPCM Sound Blaster Pro 2.6-bit
  • ADPCM Sound Blaster Pro 4-bit
  • ADPCM VIMA
  • ADPCM Westwood Studios IMA
  • ADPCM Yamaha
  • AMR-NB
  • AMR-WB
  • Amazing Studio PAF Audio
  • Apple lossless audio
  • ATRAC1
  • ATRAC3
  • ATRAC3+
  • Bink Audio
  • CELT
  • Delphine Software International CIN audio
  • Digital Speech Standard – Standard Play mode (DSS SP)
  • Discworld II BMV Audio
  • COOK
  • DCA (DTS Coherent Acoustics)
  • DPCM id RoQ
  • DPCM Interplay
  • DPCM Sierra Online
  • DPCM Sol
  • DPCM Xan
  • DSD (Direct Stream Digitial), least significant bit first
  • DSD (Direct Stream Digitial), most significant bit first
  • DSD (Direct Stream Digitial), least significant bit first, planar
  • DSD (Direct Stream Digitial), most significant bit first, planar
  • DSP Group TrueSpeech
  • DV audio
  • Enhanced AC-3
  • EVRC (Enhanced Variable Rate Codec)
  • FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec)
  • G.723.1
  • G.729
  • GSM
  • GSM Microsoft variant
  • IAC (Indeo Audio Coder)
  • iLBC (Internet Low Bitrate Codec)
  • IMC (Intel Music Coder)
  • MACE (Macintosh Audio Compression/Expansion) 3:1
  • MACE (Macintosh Audio Compression/Expansion) 6:1
  • MLP (Meridian Lossless Packing)
  • Monkey’s Audio
  • MP1 (MPEG audio layer 1)
  • MP2 (MPEG audio layer 2)
  • MP3 (MPEG audio layer 3)
  • MPEG-4 Audio Lossless Coding (ALS)
  • Musepack SV7
  • Musepack SV8
  • Nellymoser Asao
  • On2 AVC (Audio for Video Codec)
  • Opus
  • PCM A-law
  • PCM mu-law
  • PCM signed 8-bit planar
  • PCM signed 16-bit big-endian planar
  • PCM signed 16-bit little-endian planar
  • PCM signed 24-bit little-endian planar
  • PCM signed 32-bit little-endian planar
  • PCM 32-bit floating point big-endian
  • PCM 32-bit floating point little-endian
  • PCM 64-bit floating point big-endian
  • PCM 64-bit floating point little-endian
  • PCM D-Cinema audio signed 24-bit
  • PCM signed 8-bit
  • PCM signed 16-bit big-endian
  • PCM signed 16-bit little-endian
  • PCM signed 24-bit big-endian
  • PCM signed 24-bit little-endian
  • PCM signed 32-bit big-endian
  • PCM signed 32-bit little-endian
  • PCM signed 16/20/24-bit big-endian in MPEG-TS
  • PCM unsigned 8-bit
  • PCM unsigned 16-bit big-endian
  • PCM unsigned 16-bit little-endian
  • PCM unsigned 24-bit big-endian
  • PCM unsigned 24-bit little-endian
  • PCM unsigned 32-bit big-endian
  • PCM unsigned 32-bit little-endian
  • PCM Zork
  • QCELP / PureVoice
  • QDesign Music Codec 2
  • RealAudio 1.0 (14.4K)
  • RealAudio 2.0 (28.8K)
  • RealAudio 3.0 (dnet)
  • RealAudio Lossless
  • RealAudio SIPR / ACELP.NET
  • Shorten
  • Sierra VMD audio
  • Smacker audio
  • SMPTE 302M AES3 audio
  • Sonic
  • Sonic lossless
  • Speex
  • TAK (Tom’s lossless Audio Kompressor)
  • True Audio (TTA)
  • TrueHD
  • TwinVQ (VQF flavor)
  • VIMA
  • Vorbis
  • Voxware MetaSound
  • WavPack
  • Westwood Audio (SND1)
  • Windows Media Audio 1
  • Windows Media Audio 2
  • Windows Media Audio Lossless
  • Windows Media Audio Pro
  • Windows Media Audio Voice

Below you will find our recommended upload settings.

2.1 | Video codec: H.264

  • Main profile for standard definition (lower than 720p)
  • High profile for high definition (720p and higher).
  • Progressive scanning

Transcoding to web video formats always results in progressive video output files. Although Blue Billywig will suppress artifacts resulting from an interlaced source file, best results are obtained when the video source file is progressive instead of interlaced.

  • Aspect ratio: Preferably 16:9, but any will work. Do not letterbox.
  • Framerate: 24 to 60, original framerate will be maintained.

Most video source file format use constants frame rates, for example 25 frames per second. Some file format make use of variable frame rate. Use of variable frame rate is not recommended, as this can be a cause for audio sync issues.

  • Bitrate
    • 480p: 2.5 to 5 Mbps
    • 720p: 5 to 10 Mbps
    • 1080p: 10 to 20 Mbps

2.2 | Audio codec: AAC (Advanced Audio Codec)

  • Sample rate: 48 kHz
  • Bitrate
    • Mono: 192 kbps
    • Stereo: 320 kbps
    • 5.1: 512 kbps
Updated on August 25, 2020

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