Containers and Codecs for Archive Outputs - AWS Elemental Live

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Containers and Codecs for Archive Outputs

Container Video Codecs Audio Codecs
Raw (No container)

Frame Capture (MJPEG)

H.264*

HEVC (H.265)**

MJPEG

MPEG2

Uncompressed (see below)

AAC

AIFF

Dolby Digital

Dolby Digital Plus

DTS Express

MPEG Audio

WAV

Apple HLS

H.264*

HEVC (H.265)**

AAC

Dolby Digital

Dolby Digital Plus

3GPP H.264* AAC
MXF MPEG-2 WAV
ISMV for MSS

H.264*

HEVC (H.264)

VC-1

AAC

Dolby Digital

Dolby Digital Plus

WMA2

MPEG DASH ISO

H.264*

HEVC (H.265)**

AAC

Dolby Digital

Dolby Digital Plus

MPEG-2 Transport Stream

H.264*

HEVC (H.265)**

MPEG2

AAC

Dolby Digital

Dolby Digital Plus

MPEG Audio

MPEG-4 (.mp4)

H.264*

HEVC (H.265)**

AAC

Dolby Digital

Dolby Digital Plus

DTS Express

MPEG-4 Flash (.f4v) H.264* AAC
QuickTime

H.264*

MPEG2

Apple ProRes

Uncompressed (see below)

AAC

AIFF

Dolby Digital

Dolby Digital Plus

WAV

WMV/ASF VC-1 WMA2
XDCAM MPEG2 WAV
YUV4MPEG2 Uncompressed N/A***

*Both 4:2:0 and 4:2:2 H.264 are supported in raw outputs (.264, .avc, extensions) and MPEG-2 transport streams. In all other containers, only 4:2:0 H.264 is supported.

** Both 4:2:0 and 4:2:2 HEVC are supported in raw outputs (.264, .avc, extensions) and MPEG-2 transport streams. In all other containers, only 4:2:0 HEVC is supported.

*** This container does not support audio.

Uncompressed Formats that Are Supported in Raw Outputs

Pixel Formats 4CC Code
8-bit 4:2:0 planar YV12
8-bit 4:2:0 planar I420, IYUV
8-bit 4:2:0 chroma interleaved NV12
8-bit 4:2:2 planar YV16, I422
8-bit 4:2:2 planar UYVY , Y422, UYNV, 2vuy
8-bit 4:2:2 planar YUYV , YUY2, YUNV, V422, yuvs
10-bit 4:2:2 packet v210, P210