Supported video and audio codecs

You can use the Monster Encoder application from your account in order to trans-code your videos.

Direct uploading is available for a limited number of file formats (MP4 and FLV). Some 3rd party encoded FLV and MP4 files may not be compatible and this may cause playback issues. We recommend to re-encode these files with Monster Encoder.

Important: We only support the playback of files which have been encoded using the Monster Encoder. Using another encoder is at your own risk.

Note: Monster Encoder doesn’t support uploading videos which have Japanese/Arabic/Chinese or other foreign characters in their video names.

In channel manager we support files encoded only with Monster Encoder. Videos that are not encoded with Monster Encoder may cause playback issues.

Supported video formats for Monster Encoder:

  • ASF;
  • AVI;
  • Flash Video (FLV);
  • Matroska;
  • MOV/QuickTime/MP4 (3GP, 3GP2, PSP, iPod variants supported);
  • MP2;
  • MP3;
  • MPEG-4;
  • MPEG-PS/VOB;
  • MPEG-TS;
  • NSV (Nullsoft Streaming Video);
  • Ogg;
  • RealMedia;
  • WebM;
  • WMV.

Supported video codecs for Monster Encoder:

  • Sorenson H.263;
  • H.261;
  • H.263 / H.263-1996;
  • H.263+ / H.263-1998 / H.263 version 2;
  • H.264 / AVC / MPEG-4 AVC / MPEG-4 part 10;
  • MPEG-1 video;
  • MPEG-2 video;
  • MPEG-4 part 2;
  • MPEG-4 part 2 Microsoft variant version 1;
  • MPEG-4 part 2 Microsoft variant version 2;
  • MPEG-4 part 2 Microsoft variant version 3;
  • On2 VP5;
  • On2 VP6;
  • QuickTime 8BPS video;
  • QuickTime Animation (RLE) video;
  • QuickTime Graphics (SMC);
  • QuickTime video (RPZA);
  • R210 Quicktime Uncompressed RGB 10-bit;
  • Raw Video;
  • RealVideo 1.0;
  • RealVideo 2.0;
  • RealVideo 4.0;
  • VP8;
  • Theora;
  • Windows Media Image;
  • Windows Media Video 7;
  • Windows Media Video 8;

Supported audio codecs for Monster Encoder

  • AAC+;
  • AAC;
  • AC-3;
  • ADPCM;
  • AMR-NB;
  • AMR-WB;
  • DV audio;
  • Enhanced AC-3;
  • FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec);
  • G.723.1;
  • G.729;
  • GSM;
  • GSM Microsoft variant;
  • MP1 (MPEG audio layer 1);
  • MP2 (MPEG audio layer 2);
  • MP3 (MPEG audio layer 3);
  • MPEG-4 Audio Lossless Coding (ALS);
  • Nellymoser Asao;
  • PCM;
  • RealAudio;
  • Vorbis;
  • WavPack;
  • Windows Media Audio 1;
  • Windows Media Audio 2;
  • Windows Media Audio Lossless;
  • Windows Media Audio Pro;
  • Windows Media Audio Voice.

The Monster Encoder Common Video Types are:

  • 3g2,3gp,3gp2,3gpp,3mm,60d;
  • aep,ajp,amv,asf,asx,avb,avi,avs,avs;
  • bik, bix, box, byu;
  • camrec,cvc;
  • d2v,d3v,dat,dce,dif,dir,divx,dmb,dpg,dv,dvr-ms,dvx,dxr;
  • eye;
  • f4v,fcp,flc,fli,flv,flx;
  • grasp,gvi,gvp;
  • imovieproj,imovieproject,ivf,ivr,ivs,izz,izzy;
  • lsf,lsx;
  • m1pg, m1v, m21, m2*, m2v, m4e, m4u, m4v, mjp, mkv, mod, moov, mov, movie, mp21, mp4, mpe, mpeg, mpg, mp3, mpv2, mqv, msh, mswmm, mts, mvb, mvc;
  • nsv;*.nvc;
  • ogm;
  • par, pds, piv, playlist, pmf, pro, prproj, prx;
  • qt, qtch, qtz;
  • rm, rmvb, rp, rts, rts, rum;
  • sbk, scm, scm, scn, sfvidcap, smil, smk, smv, spl, srt, ssm, str, svi, swf, swi;
  • tda3mt, tivo, tod, ts;
  • vdo, veg, vf, vfw, vid, viewlet, viv, vivo, vob, vp6, vp7, vro;
  • wcp, wm, wmd, wmv, wmx, wvx;
  • xvid;
  • yuv;
  • zmv.