Supported Formats and Codecs

To maximize compatibility, Transloadit supports many popular formats & media codecs such as:

  • AAC
  • Animated GIF
  • DIVX
  • FLV
  • H263
  • H264
  • HLS
  • JPEG
  • MP3
  • MP4
  • MPEG-DASH
  • OGG
  • PCM
  • PNG
  • RAWYUY2
  • VP6F
  • VP9
  • WAV
  • WEBM
  • WEBP
  • WMAV2, WMV1, WMV2, WMV3
  • XVID

But that's just a tiny and rather incoherent grab. :smile:

The list below should count as a reference for our full current offering, it is actively maintained.

If you do not see your required format or codec listed here, please let us know so we can add it.

Video Codecs

The particular set of Video Codecs that you can use can depend on the version of the underlying encoding tools that Transloadit uses for the following Robots:

Transloadit recommends having: ffmpeg_stack: "v2.2.3" in these Robots' Assembly Instructions. We are intimately aware of how important continuity is for our customers, so stack version upgrades are always opt-in. Stack versions are typically supported for many, many years before we start issuing deprecation warnings (we have been supporting "v1.0.0" for almost 10 years now).

Name Description ffmpeg_stack
Name Description
"v1.0.0" "v2.0.0" "v2.1.0" "v2.2.3" "v3.3.3"
read write read write read write read write read write
012v Uncompressed 4:2:2 10-bit X X R X R X R X
4xm 4X Movie R X R X R X R X
8bps QuickTime 8BPS video R X R X R X R X
FRWU Forward Uncompressed R X X X X X X X
a64_multi Multicolor charset for Commodore 64 (encoders: a64multi ) X X X W X W X W
a64_multi5 Multicolor charset for Commodore 64, extended with 5th color (colram) (encoders: a64multi5 ) X X X W X W X W
a64multi Multicolor charset for Commodore 64 X W X X X X X X
a64multi5 Multicolor charset for Commodore 64, extended with 5th color (colram) X W X X X X X X
aasc Autodesk RLE R X R X R X R X
aic Apple Intermediate Codec X X R X R X R X
alias_pix Alias/Wavefront PIX image X X X X X X R W
amv AMV Video R X R W R W R W
anm Deluxe Paint Animation R X R X R X R X
ansi ASCII/ANSI art R X R X R X R X
apng APNG (Animated Portable Network Graphics) image X X X X X X R W
asv1 ASUS V1 R W R W R W R W
asv2 ASUS V2 R W R W R W R W
aura Auravision AURA R X R X R X R X
aura2 Auravision Aura 2 R X R X R X R X
av1 Alliance for Open Media AV1 X X X X X X X X
avrn Avid AVI Codec X X R X R X R X
avrp Avid 1:1 10-bit RGB Packer X X R W R W R W
avs AVS (Audio Video Standard) video R X R X R X R X
avui Avid Meridien Uncompressed X X R W R W R W
ayuv Uncompressed packed MS 4:4:4:4 X X R W R W R W
bethsoftvid Bethesda VID video R X R X R X R X
bfi Brute Force & Ignorance R X R X R X R X
binkvideo Bink video R X R X R X R X
bintext Binary text X X R X R X R X
bmp BMP (Windows and OS/2 bitmap) R W R W R W R W
bmv_video Discworld II BMV video X X R X R X R X
brender_pix BRender PIX image X X R X R X R X
c93 Interplay C93 R X R X R X R X
camstudio CamStudio R X X X X X X X
camtasia TechSmith Screen Capture Codec R X X X X X X X
cavs Chinese AVS (Audio Video Standard) (AVS1-P2, JiZhun profile) R X R X R X R W
cdgraphics CD Graphics video R X R X R X R X
cdxl Commodore CDXL video X X R X R X R X
cfhd Cineform HD X X X X X X R X
cinepak Cinepak R X R X R X R W
clearvideo Iterated Systems ClearVideo X X X X X X R X
cljr Cirrus Logic AccuPak R X R W R W R W
cllc Canopus Lossless Codec X X R X R X R X
cmv Electronic Arts CMV video (decoders: eacmv ) X X R X R X R X
cpia CPiA video format X X R X R X R X
cscd CamStudio (decoders: camstudio ) X X R X R X R X
cyuv Creative YUV (CYUV) R X R X R X R X
daala Daala X X X X X X X X
dds DirectDraw Surface image decoder X X X X X X R X
dfa Chronomaster DFA X X R X R X R X
dirac Dirac (encoders: libschroedinger ) X X R X R X R W
dnxhd VC3/DNxHD R W R W R W R W
dpx DPX (Digital Picture Exchange) image R X R W R W R W
dsicinvideo Delphine Software International CIN video R X R X R X R X
dvvideo DV (Digital Video) R W R W R W R W
dxa Feeble Files/ScummVM DXA R X R X R X R X
dxtory Dxtory X X R X R X R X
dxv Resolume DXV X X X X X X R X
eacmv Electronic Arts CMV video R X X X X X X X
eamad Electronic Arts Madcow Video R X X X X X X X
eatgq Electronic Arts TGQ video R X X X X X X X
eatgv Electronic Arts TGV video R X X X X X X X
eatqi Electronic Arts TQI Video R X X X X X X X
escape124 Escape 124 R X R X R X R X
escape130 Escape 130 X X R X R X R X
exr OpenEXR image X X R X R X R X
ffv1 FFmpeg video codec #1 R W R W R W R W
ffvhuff Huffyuv FFmpeg variant R W R W R W R W
fic Mirillis FIC X X X X X X R X
flashsv Flash Screen Video v1 R W R W R W R W
flashsv2 Flash Screen Video v2 X X R W R W R W
flic Autodesk Animator Flic video R X R X R X R X
flv Flash Video (FLV) / Sorenson Spark / Sorenson H.263 R W X X X X X X
flv1 FLV / Sorenson Spark / Sorenson H.263 (Flash Video) (decoders: flv ) (encoders: flv ) X X R W R W R W
fmvc FM Screen Capture Codec X X X X X X R X
fraps Fraps R X R X R X R X
frwu Forward Uncompressed X X R X R X R X
g2m Go2Meeting X X R X R X R X
gif GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) R W R W R W R W
h261 H.261 R W R W R W R W
h263 H.263 / H.263-1996, H.263+ / H.263-1998 / H.263 version 2 R W R W R W R W
h263i Intel H.263 R X R X R X R X
h263p H.263+ / H.263-1998 / H.263 version 2 X W R W R W R W
h264 H.264 / AVC / MPEG-4 AVC / MPEG-4 part 10 (decoders: h264 h264_crystalhd h264_vdpau ) (encoders: libx264 libx264rgb ) R X R W R W R W
hap Vidvox Hap decoder X X X X X X R X
hevc H.265 / HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) (encoders: libx265 ) X X X X R X R W
hnm4video HNM 4 video X X X X X X R X
hq_hqa Canopus HQ/HQA X X X X X X R X
hqx Canopus HQX X X X X X X R X
huffyuv HuffYUV R W R W R W R W
idcin id Quake II CIN video (decoders: idcinvideo ) X X R X R X R X
idcinvideo id Quake II CIN video R X X X X X X X
idf iCEDraw text X X R X R X R X
iff_byterun1 IFF ByteRun1 (decoders: iff ) R X R X R X X X
iff_ilbm IFF ILBM (decoders: iff ) R X R X R X R X
indeo2 Intel Indeo 2 R X R X R X R X
indeo3 Intel Indeo 3 R X R X R X R X
indeo4 Intel Indeo Video Interactive 4 X X R X R X R X
indeo5 Intel Indeo Video Interactive 5 R X R X R X R X
interplayvideo Interplay MVE video R X R X R X R X
jpeg2000 JPEG 2000 (encoders: jpeg2000 libopenjpeg ) X X R W R W R W
jpegls JPEG-LS R W R W R W R W
jv Bitmap Brothers JV video X X R X R X R X
kgv1 Kega Game Video R X R X R X R X
kmvc Karl Morton's video codec R X R X R X R X
lagarith Lagarith lossless R X R X R X R X
libtheora libtheora Theora X W X X X X X X
libvpx libvpx VP8 R W X X X X X X
libx264 libx264 H.264 / AVC / MPEG-4 AVC / MPEG-4 part 10 X W X X X X X X
libxvid libxvidcore MPEG-4 part 2 X W X X X X X X
ljpeg Lossless JPEG X W X W X W X W
loco LOCO R X R X R X R X
m101 Matrox Uncompressed SD X X X X X X R X
mad Electronic Arts Madcow Video (decoders: eamad ) X X R X R X R X
magicyuv MagicYUV video X X X X X X R X
mdec Sony PlayStation MDEC (Motion DECoder) R X R X R X R X
mimic Mimic R X R X R X R X
mjpeg Motion JPEG R W R W R W R W
mjpegb Apple MJPEG-B R X R X R X R X
mmvideo American Laser Games MM Video R X R X R X R X
motionpixels Motion Pixels video R X R X R X R X
mpeg1video MPEG-1 video (decoders: mpeg1video mpeg1video_vdpau ) R W R W R W R W
mpeg2video MPEG-2 video (decoders: mpeg2video mpegvideo mpegvideo_vdpau mpeg2_crystalhd ) R W R W R W R W
mpeg4 MPEG-4 part 2 (decoders: mpeg4 mpeg4_crystalhd mpeg4_vdpau ) (encoders: mpeg4 libxvid ) R W R W R W R W
mpegvideo MPEG-1 video R X X X X X X X
mpegvideo_xvmc MPEG-1/2 video XvMC (X-Video Motion Compensation) X X X X X X X X
msa1 MS ATC Screen X X R X R X R X
msmpeg4 MPEG-4 part 2 Microsoft variant version 3 R W X X X X X X
msmpeg4v1 MPEG-4 part 2 Microsoft variant version 1 R W R X R X R X
msmpeg4v2 MPEG-4 part 2 Microsoft variant version 2 R W R W R W R W
msmpeg4v3 MPEG-4 part 2 Microsoft variant version 3 (decoders: msmpeg4_crystalhd msmpeg4 ) (encoders: msmpeg4 ) X X R W R W R W
msrle Microsoft RLE R X R X R X R X
mss1 MS Screen 1 X X R X R X R X
mss2 MS Windows Media Video V9 Screen X X R X R X R X
msvideo1 Microsoft Video 1 R X R W R W R W
mszh LCL (LossLess Codec Library) MSZH R X R X R X R X
mts2 MS Expression Encoder Screen X X R X R X R X
mvc1 Silicon Graphics Motion Video Compressor 1 X X R X R X R X
mvc2 Silicon Graphics Motion Video Compressor 2 X X R X R X R X
mxpeg Mobotix MxPEG video X X R X R X R X
nuv NuppelVideo/RTJPEG R X R X R X R X
paf_video Amazing Studio Packed Animation File Video X X R X R X R X
pam PAM (Portable AnyMap) image R W R W R W R W
pbm PBM (Portable BitMap) image R W R W R W R W
pcx PC Paintbrush PCX image R W R W R W R W
pgm PGM (Portable GrayMap) image R W R W R W R W
pgmyuv PGMYUV (Portable GrayMap YUV) image R W R W R W R W
pictor Pictor/PC Paint R X R X R X R X
pixlet Apple Pixlet X X X X X X R X
png PNG (Portable Network Graphics) image R W R W R W R W
ppm PPM (Portable PixelMap) image R W R W R W R W
prores Apple ProRes (iCodec Pro) (decoders: prores prores_lgpl ) (encoders: prores prores_aw prores_ks ) X X R W R W R W
psd Photoshop PSD file X X X X X X R X
ptx V.Flash PTX image R X R X R X R X
qdraw Apple QuickDraw R X R X R X R X
qpeg Q-team QPEG R X R X R X R X
qtrle QuickTime Animation (RLE) video R W R W R W R W
r10k AJA Kona 10-bit RGB Codec R X R W R W R W
r210 Uncompressed RGB 10-bit R X R W R W R W
rawvideo raw video R W R W R W R W
rl2 RL2 video R X R X R X R X
roq id RoQ video (decoders: roqvideo ) (encoders: roqvideo ) X X R W R W R W
roqvideo id RoQ video R W X X X X X X
rpza QuickTime video (RPZA) R X R X R X R X
rscc innoHeim/Rsupport Screen Capture Codec X X X X X X R X
rv10 RealVideo 1.0 R W R W R W R W
rv20 RealVideo 2.0 R W R W R W R W
rv30 RealVideo 3.0 R X R X R X R X
rv40 RealVideo 4.0 R X R X R X R X
sanm LucasArts SANM/SMUSH video X X R X R X R X
scpr ScreenPressor X X X X X X R X
screenpresso Screenpresso X X X X X X R X
sgi SGI image R W R W R W R W