Which are YouTube supported file formats: get a list of 13 video format names which are supported by YouTube and FAQs for file format.
If you want to upload video on your channel and facing “invalid file format” error, then you need to check following supported file formats list. By comparing your video file format in list, you can identify and fix format related problem.
List of YouTube supported file formats
- .MOV (Metal Oxide Varistor)
- .MPEG4 (Moving Picture Experts Group)
- .MP4 (MPEG Layer 4)
- .AVI (Audio Video Interleave)
- .WMV (Windows Media Video)
- .MPEGPS (Program Stream)
- .FLV (Flash Video)
- 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project)
- WebM (Web Media)
- DNxHR (Digital Nonlinear Extensible High Resolution)
- ProRes (Apple ProRes)
- CineForm (CineForm)
- HEVC (h265) (High Efficiency Video Coding)
If you try to upload a video file other than the above listed format, then you will get an “invalid file format” error. For solution, you have to convert your video file into supported video format.
FAQs for YouTube video formats
What is the best video format for YouTube?
Container: MP4, Audi codec: AAC-LC and Video codec: H.264 is recommended upload encoding settings by YouTube. So, MP4 video file format is the best format for YouTube video.
How many file types are supported by YouTube?
13 (Thirteen) different types of file format supported by YouTube.
How do I convert my video to YouTube supported format?
If your video file format is different from supported format, then you need to convert your video format. You can convert your video file to supported format using video converter software, or using online tools or using browser extensions.
Can I upload audio file on YouTube channel?
No, audio files, like MP3, WAV, or PCM files not allowed in YouTube upload. You need to create a video file using video editing software by using your audio file.
Answer in short; YouTube supported 13 types of video file formats. From all file formats .MP4 is the recommended format. YouTube will show an “invalid file format” error, if a non supported video file is uploaded.