Platform and Devices Encoding Info

Each Adaptive Media account will have the default Adaptive Media Basic Encoding Policy. This policy includes encoding profiles that encode videos for use on basic web browsers generating .mp4 outputs. In addition to the basic policy, clients can enable in their Adaptive Media account the following policies:

*Adaptive Media Basic provides standard quality videos that will work on mobile. If videos are needed for better experiences, please enable the other Encoding Policies.

Encoding Policies Overview

Encoding Policy Description
Adaptive Media Basic* Optimized for web and mobile syndication

Supported Outputs

Encoding Policy Supported Outputs Widths Available (pixels) Bitrates Available (kbps)
Adaptive Media Basic .hls 480,640 64,500
Adaptive Media Basic .mp4 640,960 500,1000
Adaptive Media Basic .ogg 640 500
Adaptive Media Basic .webm 640 500

If none of the above policies fits your needs, please contact your account manager.

Supported File Types

The table below shows file types that Adaptive Media supports as inputs:

Supported File Types
flv wmv mov
mp4 mp2 mpeg
3gp m4v f4v
webm m2ts m2v

Video Formats for HTML5 Player

The table below breaks out the required video formats and Adaptive Media Encoding Policy for HTML5 Playback by platform, browser, and browser version.

*HTML5 for Safari for Windows only works if Quicktime is also installed.

Platform Browser Browser Version Supported Output OS Required Encoding Policy Optional
Desktop Browser 3.0+ .mp4, .ogg, .webm Adaptive Media Basic Adaptive Media Extended
Desktop Browser Mozilla Firefox 3.5+ .ogg, .webm Adaptive Media Extended
Desktop Browser Opera 10.5+ .ogg, .webm Adaptive Media Extended
Desktop Browser Safari 3.0+ .mp4 Adaptive Media Basic
Desktop Browser Internet Explorer 9.0+ .mp4 Adaptive Media Basic
iOS iOS 4.3+, 19+ .mp4 Adaptive Media Basic
iOS Safari 3.2+ .mp4 Adaptive Media Basic
Android Silk 1.0+ .mp4, .webm Adaptive Media Basic Adaptive Media Extended
Android Native Browser 2.3+ .mp4 Adaptive Media Basic
Android Opera Mobile 11.0+ .mp4, .webm Adaptive Media Basic Adaptive Media Extended
Android 4.0+, 18+ .mp4, .webm Adaptive Media Basic Adaptive Media Extended
Android Mozilla Firefox 6+ .mp4, .webm Adaptive Media Basic Adaptive Media Extended
Windows Phone Internet Explorer Windows 7.5+, 9.0+ .mp4 Adaptive Media Basic