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
  • Highly recommended and preferred: 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.
Audio Codecs
  • Highly recommended and preferred: 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.

File Names

  • The filename of the video you upload should not contain any special characters. For example, do not use a filename like "myvideo!@£$%^&*().mov".
  • Filenames 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
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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