MediaConvert
User Guide

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Supported Output Codecs and Containers

AWS Elemental MediaConvert supports the following combinations of codecs and containers.

Video

Container Codecs Supported with Container
CMAF AVC (H.264), HEVC (H.265)
DASH AVC (H.264), HEVC (H.265)
HLS AVC (H.264), HEVC (H.265)
MPEG-2 TS AVC (H.264), HEVC (H.265), MPEG-2
MPEG-4 (.mp4) AVC (H.264), HEVC (H.265)
MPEG-4 Flash (.f4v) AVC (H.264), MPEG-2
MXF (.mxf) MPEG-2
QuickTime AVC (H.264), MPEG-2, Apple ProRes

Note

If your output container is QuickTime and your output video codec is Apple ProRes, you must use AIFF for your output audio codec.

Smooth (ISMV) AVC (H.264)
Raw (no container) AVC (H.264), HEVC (H.265), MPEG-2

Note

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

Audio

Supported audio output codecs and containers are listed in the table below.

Container Codecs Supported with Container
CMAF AAC, Dolby Digital (AC3), Dolby Digital Plus (EAC3)
DASH AAC, Dolby Digital (AC3), Dolby Digital Plus (EAC3)
HLS AAC, Dolby Digital (AC3), Dolby Digital Plus (EAC3)
MPEG-2 TS AAC, Dolby Digital (AC3), Dolby Digital Plus (EAC3), MP2
MPEG-4 (.mp4) AAC, Dolby Digital (AC3), Dolby Digital Plus (EAC3)
MPEG-4 Flash (.f4v) AAC
MXF (.mxf) WAV
QuickTime AAC, with H.264 and MPEG-2; AIFF, with Apple ProRes; Dolby Digital (AC3), with H.264 and MPEG-2; Dolby Digital Plus (EAC3), with H.264 and MPEG-2; WAV (with H.264 and MPEG-2)
Smooth (ISMV) AAC, Dolby Digital (AC3), Dolby Digital Plus (EAC3)
Raw (no container) AAC, AIFF, Dolby Digital (AC3), Dolby Digital Plus (EAC3), WAV

Note

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

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