Supported codecs

A codec is a device or computer program for encoding or decoding a digital data stream or signal.

A codec encodes a data stream or a signal for transmission and storage, possibly in encrypted form, and the decoder function reverses the encoding for playback or editing. Codecs are used in videoconferencing, streaming media, and video editing applications.

Media Services Live Stream Packaging supports the following codecs.

HDS Output

Video: VP6/H.263/H.264/Sorenson

Audio: MP3/AAC/PCM/Nelly Moser/Speex

HLS Output

Video: H.264 Baseline Profile Level 3.0, Main Profile Level 3.1, High Profile Level 4.1, and MPEG-4 Simple Profile

Audio: HE-AAC or AAC-LC up to 48 kHz. Refer to the Apple Technical Note at:

https://developer.apple.com/library/ios/#technotes/tn2224/_index.html

HD Flash 1.0 Output

Video: VP6/H.263/H.264/Sorenson

Audio: MP3/AAC/PCM/Nelly Moser/Speex