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: "v3.3.3" 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 years before we start issuing deprecation warnings (for example: we had been supporting "v1.0.0" for 11 years before we deprecated it).

Name Description ffmpeg_stack
Name Description
"v3.3.3" "v4.2.1"
read write read write
012v Uncompressed 4:2:2 10-bit X X
4xm 4X Movie X X
8bps QuickTime 8BPS video X X
FRWU Forward Uncompressed X X
a64_multi Multicolor charset for Commodore 64 (encoders: a64multi ) X X
a64_multi5 Multicolor charset for Commodore 64, extended with 5th color (colram) (encoders: a64multi5 ) X X
a64multi Multicolor charset for Commodore 64 X X
a64multi5 Multicolor charset for Commodore 64, extended with 5th color (colram) X X
aasc Autodesk RLE X X
aic Apple Intermediate Codec X X
alias_pix Alias/Wavefront PIX image X X
amv AMV Video X X
anm Deluxe Paint Animation X X
ansi ASCII/ANSI art X X
apng APNG (Animated Portable Network Graphics) image X X
asv1 ASUS V1 X X
asv2 ASUS V2 X X
aura Auravision AURA X X
aura2 Auravision Aura 2 X X
av1 Alliance for Open Media AV1 X X
avrn Avid AVI Codec X X
avrp Avid 1:1 10-bit RGB Packer X X
avs AVS (Audio Video Standard) video X X
avui Avid Meridien Uncompressed X X
ayuv Uncompressed packed MS 4:4:4:4 X X
bethsoftvid Bethesda VID video X X
bfi Brute Force & Ignorance X X
binkvideo Bink video X X
bintext Binary text X X
bmp BMP (Windows and OS/2 bitmap) X X
bmv_video Discworld II BMV video X X
brender_pix BRender PIX image X X
c93 Interplay C93 X X
camstudio CamStudio X X
camtasia TechSmith Screen Capture Codec X X
cavs Chinese AVS (Audio Video Standard) (AVS1-P2, JiZhun profile) X X
cdgraphics CD Graphics video X X
cdxl Commodore CDXL video X X
cfhd Cineform HD X X
cinepak Cinepak X X
clearvideo Iterated Systems ClearVideo X X
cljr Cirrus Logic AccuPak X X
cllc Canopus Lossless Codec X X
cmv Electronic Arts CMV video (decoders: eacmv ) X X
cpia CPiA video format X X
cscd CamStudio (decoders: camstudio ) X X
cyuv Creative YUV (CYUV) X X
daala Daala X X
dds DirectDraw Surface image decoder X X
dfa Chronomaster DFA X X
dirac Dirac (encoders: libschroedinger ) X X
dnxhd VC3/DNxHD X X
dpx DPX (Digital Picture Exchange) image X X
dsicinvideo Delphine Software International CIN video X X
dvvideo DV (Digital Video) X X
dxa Feeble Files/ScummVM DXA X X
dxtory Dxtory X X
dxv Resolume DXV X X
eacmv Electronic Arts CMV video X X
eamad Electronic Arts Madcow Video X X
eatgq Electronic Arts TGQ video X X
eatgv Electronic Arts TGV video X X
eatqi Electronic Arts TQI Video X X
escape124 Escape 124 X X
escape130 Escape 130 X X
exr OpenEXR image X X
ffv1 FFmpeg video codec #1 X X
ffvhuff Huffyuv FFmpeg variant X X
fic Mirillis FIC X X
flashsv Flash Screen Video v1 X X
flashsv2 Flash Screen Video v2 X X
flic Autodesk Animator Flic video X X
flv Flash Video (FLV) / Sorenson Spark / Sorenson H.263 X X
flv1 FLV / Sorenson Spark / Sorenson H.263 (Flash Video) (decoders: flv ) (encoders: flv ) X X
fmvc FM Screen Capture Codec X X
fraps Fraps X X
frwu Forward Uncompressed X X
g2m Go2Meeting X X
gif GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) X X
h261 H.261 X X
h263 H.263 / H.263-1996, H.263+ / H.263-1998 / H.263 version 2 X X
h263i Intel H.263 X X
h263p H.263+ / H.263-1998 / H.263 version 2 X X
h264 H.264 / AVC / MPEG-4 AVC / MPEG-4 part 10 (decoders: h264 h264_crystalhd h264_vdpau ) (encoders: libx264 libx264rgb ) X X
hap Vidvox Hap decoder X X
hevc H.265 / HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) (encoders: libx265 ) X X
hnm4video HNM 4 video X X
hq_hqa Canopus HQ/HQA X X
hqx Canopus HQX X X
huffyuv HuffYUV X X
idcin id Quake II CIN video (decoders: idcinvideo ) X X
idcinvideo id Quake II CIN video X X
idf iCEDraw text X X
iff_byterun1 IFF ByteRun1 (decoders: iff ) X X
iff_ilbm IFF ILBM (decoders: iff ) X X
indeo2 Intel Indeo 2 X X
indeo3 Intel Indeo 3 X X
indeo4 Intel Indeo Video Interactive 4 X X
indeo5 Intel Indeo Video Interactive 5 X X
interplayvideo Interplay MVE video X X
jpeg2000 JPEG 2000 (encoders: jpeg2000 libopenjpeg ) X X
jpegls JPEG-LS X X
jv Bitmap Brothers JV video X X
kgv1 Kega Game Video X X
kmvc Karl Morton's video codec X X
lagarith Lagarith lossless X X
libtheora libtheora Theora X X
libvpx libvpx VP8 X X
libx264 libx264 H.264 / AVC / MPEG-4 AVC / MPEG-4 part 10 X X
libxvid libxvidcore MPEG-4 part 2 X X
ljpeg Lossless JPEG X X
loco LOCO X X
m101 Matrox Uncompressed SD X X
mad Electronic Arts Madcow Video (decoders: eamad ) X X
magicyuv MagicYUV video X X
mdec Sony PlayStation MDEC (Motion DECoder) X X
mimic Mimic X X
mjpeg Motion JPEG X X
mjpegb Apple MJPEG-B X X
mmvideo American Laser Games MM Video X X
motionpixels Motion Pixels video X X
mpeg1video MPEG-1 video (decoders: mpeg1video mpeg1video_vdpau ) X X
mpeg2video MPEG-2 video (decoders: mpeg2video mpegvideo mpegvideo_vdpau mpeg2_crystalhd ) X X
mpeg4 MPEG-4 part 2 (decoders: mpeg4 mpeg4_crystalhd mpeg4_vdpau ) (encoders: mpeg4 libxvid ) X X
mpegvideo MPEG-1 video X X
mpegvideo_xvmc MPEG-1/2 video XvMC (X-Video Motion Compensation) X X
msa1 MS ATC Screen X X
msmpeg4 MPEG-4 part 2 Microsoft variant version 3 X X
msmpeg4v1 MPEG-4 part 2 Microsoft variant version 1 X X
msmpeg4v2 MPEG-4 part 2 Microsoft variant version 2 X X
msmpeg4v3 MPEG-4 part 2 Microsoft variant version 3 (decoders: msmpeg4_crystalhd msmpeg4 ) (encoders: msmpeg4 ) X X
msrle Microsoft RLE X X
mss1 MS Screen 1 X X
mss2 MS Windows Media Video V9 Screen X X
msvideo1 Microsoft Video 1 X X
mszh LCL (LossLess Codec Library) MSZH X X
mts2 MS Expression Encoder Screen X X
mvc1 Silicon Graphics Motion Video Compressor 1 X X
mvc2 Silicon Graphics Motion Video Compressor 2 X X
mxpeg Mobotix MxPEG video X X
nuv NuppelVideo/RTJPEG X X
paf_video Amazing Studio Packed Animation File Video X X
pam PAM (Portable AnyMap) image X X
pbm PBM (Portable BitMap) image X X
pcx PC Paintbrush PCX image X X
pgm PGM (Portable GrayMap) image X X
pgmyuv PGMYUV (Portable GrayMap YUV) image X X
pictor Pictor/PC Paint X X
pixlet Apple Pixlet X X
png PNG (Portable Network Graphics) image X X
ppm PPM (Portable PixelMap) image X X
prores Apple ProRes (iCodec Pro) (decoders: prores prores_lgpl ) (encoders: prores prores_aw prores_ks ) X X
psd Photoshop PSD file X X
ptx V.Flash PTX image X X
qdraw Apple QuickDraw X X
qpeg Q-team QPEG X X
qtrle QuickTime Animation (RLE) video X X
r10k AJA Kona 10-bit RGB Codec X X
r210 Uncompressed RGB 10-bit X X
rawvideo raw video X X
rl2 RL2 video X X
roq id RoQ video (decoders: roqvideo ) (encoders: roqvideo ) X X
roqvideo id RoQ video X X
rpza QuickTime video (RPZA) X X
rscc innoHeim/Rsupport Screen Capture Codec X X
rv10 RealVideo 1.0 X X
rv20 RealVideo 2.0 X X
rv30 RealVideo 3.0 X X
rv40 RealVideo 4.0 X X
sanm LucasArts SANM/SMUSH video X X
scpr ScreenPressor X X
screenpresso Screenpresso X X
sgi SGI image X X
sgirle SGI RLE 8-bit X X
sheervideo BitJazz SheerVideo X X
smackvid Smacker video X X
smackvideo Smacker video (decoders: smackvid ) X X
smc QuickTime Graphics (SMC) X X
smvjpeg Sigmatel Motion Video X X
snow Snow X X
sp5x Sunplus JPEG (SP5X) X X
speedhq NewTek SpeedHQ X X
sunrast Sun Rasterfile image X X
svq1 Sorenson Vector Quantizer 1 / Sorenson Video 1 / SVQ1 X X
svq3 Sorenson Vector Quantizer 3 / Sorenson Video 3 / SVQ3 X X
targa Truevision Targa image X X
targa_y216 Pinnacle TARGA CineWave YUV16 X X
tdsc TDSC X X
tgq Electronic Arts TGQ video (decoders: eatgq ) X X
tgv Electronic Arts TGV video (decoders: eatgv ) X X
theora Theora (encoders: libtheora ) X X
thp Nintendo Gamecube THP video X X
tiertexseqvideo Tiertex Limited SEQ video X X
tiff TIFF image X X
tmv 8088flex TMV X X
tqi Electronic Arts TQI video (decoders: eatqi ) X X
truemotion1 Duck TrueMotion 1.0 X X
truemotion2 Duck TrueMotion 2.0 X X
truemotion2rt Duck TrueMotion 2.0 Real Time X X
tscc TechSmith Screen Capture Codec (decoders: camtasia ) X X
tscc2 TechSmith Screen Codec 2 X X
txd Renderware TXD (TeXture Dictionary) image X X
ulti IBM UltiMotion (decoders: ultimotion ) X X
ultimotion IBM UltiMotion X X
utvideo Ut Video X X
v210 Uncompressed 4:2:2 10-bit X X
v210x Uncompressed 4:2:2 10-bit X X
v308 Uncompressed packed 4:4:4 X X
v408 Uncompressed packed QT 4:4:4:4 X X
v410 Uncompressed 4:4:4 10-bit X X
vb Beam Software VB X X
vble VBLE Lossless Codec X X
vc1 SMPTE VC-1 (decoders: vc1 vc1_crystalhd vc1_vdpau ) X X
vc1image Windows Media Video 9 Image v2 X X
vcr1 ATI VCR1 X X
vixl Miro VideoXL (decoders: xl ) X X
vmdvideo Sierra VMD video X X
vmnc VMware Screen Codec / VMware Video X X
vp3 On2 VP3 X X
vp5 On2 VP5 X X
vp6 On2 VP6 X X
vp6a On2 VP6 (Flash version, with alpha channel) X X
vp6f On2 VP6 (Flash version) X X
vp7 On2 VP7 X X
vp8 On2 VP8 (decoders: vp8 libvpx ) (encoders: libvpx ) X X
vp9 Google VP9 (decoders: vp9 libvpx-vp9 ) (encoders: libvpx-vp9 ) X X
vqavideo Westwood Studios VQA (Vector Quantized Animation) video X X
webp WebP (encoders: libwebp ) X X
wmv1 Windows Media Video 7 X X
wmv2 Windows Media Video 8 X X
wmv3 Windows Media Video 9 (decoders: wmv3 wmv3_crystalhd wmv3_vdpau ) X X
wmv3image Windows Media Video 9 Image X X
wnv1 Winnov WNV1 X X
wrapped_avframe AVFrame to AVPacket passthrough X X
ws_vqa Westwood Studios VQA (Vector Quantized Animation) video (decoders: vqavideo ) X X
xan_wc3 Wing Commander III / Xan X X
xan_wc4 Wing Commander IV / Xxan X X
xbin eXtended BINary text X X
xbm XBM (X BitMap) image X X
xface X-face image X X
xl Miro VideoXL X X
xpm XPM (X PixMap) image X X
xwd XWD (X Window Dump) image X X
y41p Uncompressed YUV 4:1:1 12-bit X X
ylc YUY2 Lossless Codec X X
yop Psygnosis YOP Video X X
yuv4 Uncompressed packed 4:2:0 X X
zerocodec ZeroCodec Lossless Video X X
zlib LCL (LossLess Codec Library) ZLIB X X
zmbv Zip Motion Blocks Video X X

Audio Codecs

The particular set of Audio 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: "v3.3.3" 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 years before we start issuing deprecation warnings (for example: we had been supporting "v1.0.0" for 11 years before we deprecated it).

Name Description ffmpeg_stack
Name Description
"v3.3.3" "v4.2.1"
read write read write
4gv 4GV (Fourth Generation Vocoder) X X
8svx_exp 8SVX exponential X X
8svx_fib 8SVX fibonacci X X
aac AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) (decoders: aac aac_fixed ) X X
aac_latm AAC LATM (Advanced Audio Coding LATM syntax) X X
ac3 ATSC A/52A (AC-3) (decoders: ac3 ac3_fixed ) (encoders: ac3 ac3_fixed ) X X
ac3_fixed ATSC A/52A (AC-3) X X
adpcm_4xm ADPCM 4X Movie X X
adpcm_adx SEGA CRI ADX ADPCM X X
adpcm_afc ADPCM Nintendo Gamecube AFC X X
adpcm_aica ADPCM Yamaha AICA X X
adpcm_ct ADPCM Creative Technology X X
adpcm_dtk ADPCM Nintendo Gamecube DTK X X
adpcm_ea ADPCM Electronic Arts X X
adpcm_ea_maxis_xa ADPCM Electronic Arts Maxis CDROM XA X X
adpcm_ea_r1 ADPCM Electronic Arts R1 X X
adpcm_ea_r2 ADPCM Electronic Arts R2 X X
adpcm_ea_r3 ADPCM Electronic Arts R3 X X
adpcm_ea_xas ADPCM Electronic Arts XAS X X
adpcm_g722 G.722 ADPCM (decoders: g722 ) (encoders: g722 ) X X
adpcm_g726 G.726 ADPCM (decoders: g726 ) (encoders: g726 ) X X
adpcm_g726le G.726 ADPCM little-endian (decoders: g726le ) X X
adpcm_ima_amv ADPCM IMA AMV X X
adpcm_ima_apc ADPCM IMA CRYO APC X X
adpcm_ima_dat4 ADPCM IMA Eurocom DAT4 X X
adpcm_ima_dk3 ADPCM IMA Duck DK3 X X
adpcm_ima_dk4 ADPCM IMA Duck DK4 X X
adpcm_ima_ea_eacs ADPCM IMA Electronic Arts EACS X X
adpcm_ima_ea_sead ADPCM IMA Electronic Arts SEAD X X
adpcm_ima_iss ADPCM IMA Funcom ISS X X
adpcm_ima_oki ADPCM IMA Dialogic OKI X X
adpcm_ima_qt ADPCM IMA QuickTime X X
adpcm_ima_rad ADPCM IMA Radical X X
adpcm_ima_smjpeg ADPCM IMA Loki SDL MJPEG X X
adpcm_ima_wav ADPCM IMA WAV X X
adpcm_ima_ws ADPCM IMA Westwood X X
adpcm_ms ADPCM Microsoft X X
adpcm_mtaf ADPCM MTAF X X
adpcm_psx ADPCM Playstation X X
adpcm_sbpro_2 ADPCM Sound Blaster Pro 2-bit X X
adpcm_sbpro_3 ADPCM Sound Blaster Pro 2.6-bit X X
adpcm_sbpro_4 ADPCM Sound Blaster Pro 4-bit X X
adpcm_swf ADPCM Shockwave Flash X X
adpcm_thp ADPCM Nintendo THP X X
adpcm_thp_le ADPCM Nintendo THP (Little-Endian) X X
adpcm_vima LucasArts VIMA audio (decoders: adpcm_vima vima ) X X
adpcm_xa ADPCM CDROM XA X X
adpcm_yamaha ADPCM Yamaha X X
alac ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec) X X
als MPEG-4 Audio Lossless Coding (ALS) X X
amr_nb AMR-NB (Adaptive Multi-Rate NarrowBand) (decoders: amrnb ) X X
amr_wb AMR-WB (Adaptive Multi-Rate WideBand) (decoders: amrwb ) X X
amrnb Adaptive Multi-Rate NarrowBand X X
amrwb Adaptive Multi-Rate WideBand X X
ape Monkey's Audio X X
atrac1 ATRAC1 (Adaptive TRansform Acoustic Coding) X X
atrac3 ATRAC3 (Adaptive TRansform Acoustic Coding 3) X X
atrac3al ATRAC3 AL (Adaptive TRansform Acoustic Coding 3 Advanced Lossless) X X
atrac3p ATRAC3+ (Adaptive TRansform Acoustic Coding 3+) (decoders: atrac3plus ) X X
atrac3pal ATRAC3+ AL (Adaptive TRansform Acoustic Coding 3+ Advanced Lossless) (decoders: atrac3plusal ) X X
avc On2 Audio for Video Codec (decoders: on2avc ) X X
binkaudio_dct Bink Audio (DCT) X X
binkaudio_rdft Bink Audio (RDFT) X X
bmv_audio Discworld II BMV audio X X
celt Constrained Energy Lapped Transform (CELT) X X
comfortnoise RFC 3389 Comfort Noise X X
cook Cook / Cooker / Gecko (RealAudio G2) X X
dca DCA (DTS Coherent Acoustics) X X
dsd_lsbf DSD (Direct Stream Digital), least significant bit first X X
dsd_lsbf_planar DSD (Direct Stream Digital), least significant bit first, planar X X
dsd_msbf DSD (Direct Stream Digital), most significant bit first X X
dsd_msbf_planar DSD (Direct Stream Digital), most significant bit first, planar X X
dsicinaudio Delphine Software International CIN audio X X
dss_sp Digital Speech Standard - Standard Play mode (DSS SP) X X
dst DST (Direct Stream Transfer) X X
dts DCA (DTS Coherent Acoustics) (decoders: dca ) (encoders: dca ) X X
dvaudio DV audio X X
eac3 ATSC A/52B (AC-3, E-AC-3) X X
evrc EVRC (Enhanced Variable Rate Codec) X X
flac FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) X X
g722 G.722 ADPCM X X
g723_1 G.723.1 X X
g726 G.726 ADPCM X X
g729 G.729 X X
gsm GSM (decoders: gsm libgsm ) (encoders: libgsm ) X X
gsm_ms GSM Microsoft variant (decoders: gsm_ms libgsm_ms ) (encoders: libgsm_ms )