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Which video formats does SmugMug accept?

Updated: 06/05/2014

Our video feature can upload just about any video format. In general SmugMug can accept popular formats like .mov, .avi, most .mpeg formats, h.264, .m4a, .m4v, and .mts.

Below you can find a full list of SmugMug-supported video formats and codecs. If you do not see your file type or codec listed, you'll need to convert the video to a format that SmugMug supports.

WMV files may contain some form of Windows Media Video, which we do not support, but they can contain a number of different codecs (both audio and video), some of which we can support, others we can't. Some WMVs can be uploaded just fine. The same is also true of .MOV files.

Please remember that while video uploads are unlimited, individual videos are limited to 20 minutes in length and 3GB in size.

FYI: We recommend using our HTML5 uploader in Google Chrome to upload your biggest files.

Want to preserve your framerates? We're able to do so for videos at or below 30fps, but any higher than that and the video will convert down to 30fps.

We're unable to decode and re-encode 5.1 channels of audio (surround sound). SmugMug videos need to have 0, 1, or 2 channels of audio or things go wonky.

DVI ADPCM, Mono, 44,100 kHz also doesn't play well with our system.

Using Windows Media Professional 10 or Windows Live Maker? Read some tips from our users: "I believe I was using Windows Live Movie Maker 2009, part of Windows Live Essentials 2009, to edit my videos before this month. Earlier this month my WLE 2009 was updated to WLE 2011, and as a result the videos edited contain format that is not supported by SmugMug. I was able to completely uninstall WLE 2011 and reinstall 2009 on one computer -- it was not an easy process and WLE 2009 download is hard to find. I re-edited a video and it was loaded fine."
 

Codecs Supported

4xm Video
8bps Video
VMware video Video
aac Audio
aasc Video
ac3 Audio
adpcm_4xm Audio
adpcm_adx Audio
adpcm_ct Audio
adpcm_ea Audio
adpcm_ima_dk3 Audio
adpcm_ima_dk4 Audio
adpcm_ima_qt Audio
adpcm_ima_smjpeg Audio
adpcm_ima_wav Audio
adpcm_ima_ws Audio
adpcm_ms Audio
adpcm_sbpro_2 Audio
adpcm_sbpro_3 Audio
adpcm_sbpro_4 Audio
adpcm_swf Audio
adpcm_thp Audio
adpcm_xa Audio
adpcm_yamaha Audio
alac Audio
asv1 Video
asv2 Video
atrac 3 Audio
avs Video
bethsoftvid Video
bmp Video
c93 Video
camstudio Video
camtasia Video
cavs Video
cinepak Video
cljr Video
cook Audio
cyuv Video
dca Audio
dnxhd Video
dsicinaudio Audio
dsicinvideo Video
dvbsub  
dvdsub  
dvvideo Video
dxa Video
ffv1 Video
ffvhuff Video
flac Audio
flashsv Video
flic Video
flv Video
fraps Video
g726 Audio
gif Video
gsm Audio
gsm_ms Audio
h261 Video
h263 Video
h263i Video
h263p NO
h264 Video
huffyuv Video
idcinvideo Video
imc Audio
indeo2 Video
indeo3 Video
interplay_dpcm Audio
interplayvideo Video
jpegls Video
kmvc Video
libtheora NO
ljpeg NO
loco Video
mace3 Audio
mace6 Audio
mdec Video
mjpeg Video
mjpegb Video
mmvideo Video
mp2 Audio
mp3 Audio
mp3adu Audio
mp3on4 Audio
mpc sv7 Audio
mpeg1video Video
mpeg2video Video
mpeg4 Video
mpeg4aac Audio
mpegvideo video
msmpeg4 Video
msmpeg4v1 Video
msmpeg4v2 Video
msrle Video
msvideo1 Video
mszh Video
nuv Video
pam Video
pbm Video
pcm_alaw Audio
pcm_mulaw Audio
pcm_s16be Audio
pcm_s16le Audio
pcm_s24be Audio
pcm_s24daud Audio
pcm_s24le Audio
pcm_s32be Audio
pcm_s32le Audio
pcm_s8 Audio
pcm_u16be Audio
pcm_u16le Audio
pcm_u24be Audio
pcm_u24le Audio
pcm_u32be Audio
pcm_u32le Audio
pcm_u8 Audio
pgm Video
pgmyuv Video
png Video
ppm Video
ptx Video
qdm2 Audio
qdraw Video
qpeg Video
qtrle Video
rawvideo Video
real_144 Audio
real_288 Audio
roq_dpcm Audio
roqvideo Video
rpza Video
rv10 Video
rv20 Video
sgi Video
shorten Audio
smackaud Audio
smackvid Video
smc Video
snow Video
sol_dpcm Audio
sonic Audio
sonicls NO
sp5x Video
svq1 Video
svq3 Video
targa Video
theora Video
thp Video
tiertexseqvideo Video
tiff Video
truemotion1 Video
truemotion2 Video
truespeech Audio
tta Audio
txd Video
ultimotion Video
vc1 Video
vcr1 Video
vmdaudio Audio
vmdvideo Video
vorbis Audio
vp3 Video
vp5 Video
vp6 Video
vp6f Video
vqavideo Video
wavpack Audio
wmav1 Audio
wmav2 NO
wmv1 Video
wmv2 Video
wmv3 Video
wnv1 Video
ws_snd1 Audio
xan_dpcm Audio
xan_wc3 Video
xl Video
xvid NO
zlib Video
zmbv Video

Video Formats Supported

File Format File Format Description Supported
3g2 3g2 format Yes
3gp 3gp format Yes
4xm 4X Technologies format Yes
aac ADTS AAC Yes
ac3 raw ac3 Yes
adts ADTS AAC NO
aiff Audio IFF Yes
alaw pcm A law format Yes
amr 3gpp amr file format Yes
apc CRYO APC format Yes
asf asf format Yes
asf_stream asf format NO
au SUN AU Format Yes
audio_device audio grab and output Yes
avi avi format Yes
avs avs format Yes
bethsoftvid Bethesda Softworks 'Daggerfall' VID format Yes
c93 Interplay C93 Yes
crc crc testing format NO
daud D-Cinema audio format Yes
dsicin Delphine Software International CIN format Yes
dts raw dts Yes
dv DV video format Yes
dv1394 dv1394 A/V grab Yes
dvd MPEG2 PS format (DVD VOB) NO
dxa dxa Yes
ea Electronic Arts Multimedia Format Yes
ffm ffm format Yes
film_cpk Sega FILM/CPK format Yes
flac raw flac Yes
flic FLI/FLC/FLX animation format Yes
flv flv format Yes
framecrc framecrc testing format NO
gif GIF Animation Yes
gxf GXF format Yes
h261 raw h261 Yes
h263 raw h263 Yes
h264 raw H264 video format Yes
idcin Id CIN format Yes
image2 image2 sequence Yes
image2pipe piped image2 sequence Yes
ingenient Ingenient MJPEG Yes
ipmovie Interplay MVE format Yes
m4a m4a format Yes
m4v raw MPEG4 video format Yes
matroska Matroska file format Yes
mj2 Motion JPEG format Yes
mjpeg MJPEG video Yes
mm American Laser Games MM format Yes
mmf mmf format Yes
mov Quicktime Yes
mp2 MPEG audio layer 2 NO
mp3 MPEG audio layer 3 Yes
mp4 MPEG4 Yes
mpc musepack Yes
mpeg MPEG1 System format Yes
mpeg1video MPEG video NO
mpeg2video MPEG2 video NO
mpegts MPEG2 transport stream format Yes
mpegvideo MPEG video Yes
mpjpeg Mime multipart JPEG format NO
MTV MTV format Yes
mulaw pcm mu law format Yes
mxf MXF format Yes
nsv NullSoft Video format Yes
null null video format NO
nut nut format Yes
nuv NuppelVideo format Yes
ogg Ogg format Yes
psp psp mp4 format NO
psxstr Sony Playstation STR format Yes
rawvideo raw video format Yes
redir Redirector format Yes
rm rm format Yes
RoQ Id RoQ format Yes
rtp RTP output format NO
rtsp RTSP input format Yes
s16be pcm signed 16 bit big endian format Yes
s16le pcm signed 16 bit little endian format Yes
s8 pcm signed 8 bit format Yes
sdp SDP Yes
shn raw shorten Yes
smk Smacker Video Yes
sol Sierra SOL Format Yes
svcd MPEG2 PS format (VOB) NO
swf Flash format Yes
thp THP Yes
tiertexseq Tiertex Limited SEQ format Yes
tta true-audio Yes
txd txd format Yes
u16be pcm unsigned 16 bit big endian format Yes
u16le pcm unsigned 16 bit little endian format Yes
u8 pcm unsigned 8 bit format Yes
vc1 raw vc1 Yes
vcd MPEG1 System format (VCD) NO
video4linux video grab Yes
video4linux2 video grab Yes
vmd Sierra VMD format Yes
vob MPEG2 PS format (VOB) NO
voc Creative Voice File format Yes
wav wav format Yes
wc3movie Wing Commander III movie format Yes
wsaud Westwood Studios audio format Yes
wsvqa Westwood Studios VQA format Yes
wv WavPack Yes
yuv4mpegpipe YUV4MPEG pipe format Yes