Supported Ingest Formats

Before uploading content to Backlot, make sure you are using a supported file format.

Ingest Formats

The following table lists supported ingest formats.

Type Formats
Video Codecs
  • Recommended: H.264
  • Other supported formats: MPEG-4, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, H.263, H.265 HEVC codec, Motion-JPEG, VP-6, Windows Media Video 7 (WMV-7), Windows Media Video 8 (WMV-8), Windows Media Video 9 (WMV-9), Windows Media Video 9 Advanced Profile (WVC1, VC-1), Microsoft Mpeg4, DV Video, Apple ProRes 422, XDCAM SD, XDCAM HD, XDCAM EX, XDCAM HD422, Raw Video (uncompressed YCbCr), Microsoft Screen Scraper 2, CinePak, Motion JPEG, Quicktime Run Length Encoding.
VR 360 Video Codecs
  • Recommended: H.264, Apple ProRes
  • Other supported formats: VR 360 video can use any video codec that is supported by Ooyala and is suitable for VR 360 display.

For more information about VR 360, see VR 360 Videos.

Audio Codecs
  • Recommended: AAC
  • Other supported formats: AC-3, MPEG-2 Audio, MP3, PCM, Windows Media Audio (WMAV1 and WMAV2), WMA Pro, WMA Lossless, WMA Voice, Vorbis, AD-PCM, AMR.
Muxed/Container Formats MP4, Mpeg, MOV, MPEG-2 Transport Stream, OGG, FLV, AVI, ASF, Material Exchange Format (MXF), General Exchange Format (GXF), Matroska.
Note: For Transport Stream files, the extension .ts is not supported.

File Names

  • File names should include only a single white space.

File Extensions

The following table lists supported file extensions.

Type Formats
Video Files wmv, avi, mov, moov, mpg, mpeg, m2t, m2v, vob, flv, mp4, mpg4, mkv, asf, m4v, m2p, 3gp, 3g2, f4v, mp3, m4a, wma, aac, mxf, wav, gxf, fcp, dv, aif, pek, and cfa
VR 360 Video Files
  • Recommended: MP4 (using H.264 codec), MOV (using Apple ProRes codec).
  • Other supported formats: VR 360 video can be stored in any video file container format that is supported by Ooyala and is suitable for VR 360 display.
Audio Files m4a, mp3, wma, aac, wav, and ogg
Closed Caption Files Ingesting Closed Caption Files
Thumbnail Files jpg, jpeg, png, and gif

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