Supported Output Formats

Backlot supports a large number of popular output formats.

Backlot supports the following output formats:

  • H.264 video + AAC audio in a mp4 container
  • H.264 video + AAC audio in a 3gp container
  • HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) for iOS ABR
  • HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) for Android (Support can vary based on OS versions. For details, see Enabling HLS for Android Web)
  • Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH)
  • Microsoft Smooth Streaming (Silverlight) format (H.264/AAC in an ISMV container only)
  • Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS) format
    Note: The HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS), including Akamai HDS (or HD2) streaming protocol, use Flash. Browsers have been disabling and blocking the Flash plugin. As a result, Ooyala strongly recommends that customers encode and use HLS and Dash moving forward.
For recommended output formats for the Ooyala Player, see Encoding Recommendations for Player V4.