Formats

Pixop supports the following ingestion and processing formats.

Input Formats

Containers

The container formats we allow for upload and ingestion

Name
Description
ASF
Advanced Systems Format
AVI
Audio Video Interleave
FLV
Macromedia Flash video files
MKV
Matroska Multimedia Container
MOV
Apple QuickTime
MPEG
MPEG-1 Systems / Program stream
MTS
MPEG-2 Transport Stream
MP4
MPEG-4
MXF
Material eXchange Format (SMPTE 377M)
OGG
Ogg
WEBM
WebM container
Video decoders

A list of the most common video formats that we can decode

Name
Description
ProRes
Apple ProRes
AV1
AOMedia Video 1
DNxHD
Avid DNxHD
DNxHR
Avid DNxHR
DV
Digital Video
FLV
Flash Video
H.263(+)
H.263-1996 (v1), H.263-1998 (v2)
H.264 / AVC
MPEG-4 AVC / MPEG-4 part 10
H.265 / HEVC
High-Efficiency Video Coding
MPEG-1
MPEG-1 Video
MPEG-2
MPEG-2 Video
MPEG-4
MPEG-4 part 2 (including Microsoft variants)
VP4, VP5, VP6, VP7, VP8, VP9
(On2) VP4-9
RealVideo
RealVideo 1.0-4.0
Theora
Xiph.Org Foundation Theora

Your video stream can probably be decoded even if the format isn't listed above as we rely on FFmpeg under the hood. Check the FFmpeg documentation for their full list of video decoders.

Audio decoders

A list of the most common audio formats that we can decode

Name
Description
AAC
Advanced Audio Coding
AAC-HE
High-Efficiency Advanced Audio Coding (AAC+)
AC-3
Dolby Digital
Enhanced AC-3
Dolby Digital Plus
TrueHD
Dolby TrueHD
ADPCM
Adaptive differential pulse-code modulation (many variants)
ALAC
Apple Lossless Audio Codec
DV
DV audio
FLAC
Free Lossless Audio Codec
MP2
MPEG audio layer 2
MP3
MPEG audio layer 3
MPEG-4 ALS
MPEG-4 Audio Lossless Coding
On2 AVC
Audio for Video Codec
PCM
Pulse-code modulation (many variants)
RealAudio
RealAudio 1.0-3.0, Lossless, SIPR / ACELP.NET
AES3
AES/EBU
Vorbis
Ogg Vorbis
WMA
Windows Media Audio 1, 2, Lossless, Pro, Voice

Your audio stream can probably be decoded even if the format isn't listed above as we rely on FFmpeg under the hood. Check the FFmpeg documentation for their full list of audio decoders.

Output Formats

Containers

Our supported output container formats

Name
Description
MOV
Apple QuickTime
MXF
Material eXchange Format
MP4
MPEG-4
MTS
MPEG-2 Transport Stream
Video encoders

Our supported output video formats

Name
Description
H.264 / AVC
MPEG-4 AVC / MPEG-4 part 10
H.265 / HEVC
High-Efficiency Video Coding
ProRes
Apple ProRes
MPEG-2
MPEG-2 Video
XDCAM
Sony XDCAM (HD422 only)
DNxHD
Avid DNxHD
DNxHR
Avid DNxHR
Audio multiplexing

Refer to the input formats table above to see the supported audio codecs, since audio streams are multiplexed (copied "as is") from the ingested file into the processed media files

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