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Wed Dec 29 2021

Supported Input and Output Formats

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Bitmovin encodes MPEG-DASH, Apple HLS, Smooth Streaming, progressive TS, and progressive MP4 streams. With these formats you can reach all major devices. The streams can be played back with all major multimedia players and with the Bitmovin Player that provides you maximum device reach.

As seen below, Bitmovin supports a multitude of formats. To navigate the complexity of supported formats, and their combinations, 3 different support matrixes are provided and updated regularly:

Disclaimer: Due to the complexity of combinations one can use with the Bitmovin Encoding product, those matrixes are for guidance only and can't be seen as promise or fact. Nor can they serve as basis for any claims. In doubt, please contact Bitmovin support via the support form in your dashboard.

DRM

  • Google Widevine
  • Microsoft PlayReady
  • Apple Fairplay
  • Marlin

Streaming Formats

  • MPEG-DASH
  • Apple HLS
  • Smooth Streaming

Container Formats

  • Progressive MP4
  • Fragmented MP4
  • MOV
  • MPEG2-TS
  • WebM
  • CMAF

Video Codecs

  • H.262/MPEG-2 Video (XDCAM HD 422)
  • H.264/AVC
  • H.265/HEVC (SDR and HDR)
  • VP8
  • VP9
  • AV1
  • MJPEG
  • Dolby Vision

Audio Codecs

  • AAC
  • HE-AAC v1
  • HE-AAC v2
  • Dolby Digital
  • Dolby Digital Plus
  • Dolby Atmos
  • MP2
  • MP3
  • Vorbis
  • Opus
  • DTS:HD and DTS:X

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Video Codecs

  • MPEG-1 Video
  • MPEG-2 Video
  • MPEG-4 Video
  • H.261
  • H.262
  • H.263
  • H.264/AVC
  • H.265/HEVC
  • VP6
  • VP8
  • VP9
  • DNxHD
  • DNxHR
  • Theora
  • XDCAM
  • XDCAM HD422
  • XDCAM IMX
  • DV
  • DVCPRO
  • DVCPRO HD
  • ProRes
  • AVCHD
  • AVCIntra
  • Cineform HD
  • Intel Indeo
  • JPEG2000 (J2K)
  • WMV
  • Dolby Vision

Audio Codecs

  • AAC
  • MP3
  • AC3 / Dolby Digital
  • E-AC3 / Dolby Digital Plus
  • FLAC
  • Vorbis
  • PCM
  • WAV
  • Dolby Atmos

File Formats

  • MP4
  • MKV
  • MOV
  • AVI
  • FLV
  • MPEG2 TS
  • MPEG2 PS
  • MXF
  • LXF
  • GXF
  • 3GP
  • WebM
  • MPG
  • QuickTime

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