MediaConvert
User Guide

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Supported Input Codecs and Containers

AWS Elemental MediaConvert accepts input files in the following combinations of codecs and containers.

Note

For outputs that contain only audio inside the output container, MediaConvert supports a smaller set of input containers and codecs. For more information, see Supported Codecs and Containers for Audio-Only Outputs.

Video

Supported video input codecs and containers are listed in the following table.

Container Video Codecs Supported with Container
No Container DV/DVCPRO, AVC (H.264), HEVC (H.265), MPEG-1, MPEG-2
Audio Video Interleave (AVI) Uncompressed, Canopus HQ, DivX/Xvid, DV/DVCPRO
Adobe Flash AVC (H.264), Flash 9 File, H.263
Matroska AVC (H.264), PCM, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 part 2, VC-1
IMF Apple ProRes, JPEG 2000 (J2K)
MPEG Transport Streams AVC (H.264), HEVC (H.265), MPEG-2, VC-1
MPEG-1 System Streams MPEG-1, MPEG-2
MPEG-4 Uncompressed, AVC Intra 50/100, DivX/Xvid, H.261, H.262, H.263, AVC (H.264), HEVC (H.265), JPEG 2000, MJPEG, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 part 2, VC-1
MXF Uncompressed, Apple ProRes, AVC Intra 50/100, DNxHD, DV/DVCPRO, DV25, DV50, DVCPro HD, AVC (H.264), JPEG 2000 (J2K), MPEG-2, Panasonic P2, SonyXDCam, SonyXDCam MPEG-4 Proxy
QuickTime Uncompressed, Apple ProRes, AVC Intra 50/100, DivX/Xvid, DV/DVCPRO, H.261, H.262, H.263, AVC (H.264), JPEG 2000 (J2K), MJPEG, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 part 2
WebM VP8, VP9
WMV/ASF VC-1

Note

MediaConvert doesn't support external reference MOV or MXF input files.

MediaConvert doesn't currently support HLS inputs.

Audio

Supported audio input codecs and containers are listed in the following table.

Container Audio Codecs
No Container PCM
Audio Video Interleave (AVI) Dolby Digital (AC3), Dolby Digital Plus (EAC3), Dolby E frames carried in PCM streams, MP3, MPEG Audio, PCM
Adobe Flash AAC
IMF PCM
Matroska AAC, Dolby Digital (AC3), Dolby Digital Plus (EAC3), WMA, WMA2
MPEG Transport Streams AAC, AIFF, Dolby Digital (AC3), Dolby Digital Plus (EAC3), Dolby E frames carried in PCM streams, MPEG Audio, PCM, WMA, WMA2
MPEG-1 System Streams AAC, AIFF, Dolby Digital (AC3), Dolby Digital Plus (EAC3), MPEG, Audio PCM
MPEG-1 Layer 3 (MP3) MP3
MPEG-4 AAC, Dolby Digital (AC3), Dolby Digital Plus (EAC3), PCM, WMA, WMA2
MXF AAC, AIFF, Dolby E frames carried in PCM streams, MPEG Audio, PCM
QuickTime AAC, MP3, PCM
WebM Vorbis
WMV/ASF WMA, WMA2

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