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File Formats

Amazon Video Direct supports a wide range of video formats. For best results, we recommend exporting your video in one of three codec formats.

Pro-Res 422

  • Supported Containers: MOV
  • Profile: HQ 
  • Recommended Bitrate for HD Resolution: 220 Mbps
  • Recommended Bitrate for SD Resolution: 110 Mbps
  • Key Frame Interval: Not applicable. Pro-Res files are I-Frame only.
  • Audio Format: PCM
  • Recommended Audio Bitrate: Lossless, Sample Rate: 48 kHz

MPEG-2

  • Supported Containers: MPG, MPEG, M2P, M2T, M2TS, TS
  • Profile: Main
  • Recommended Bitrate for HD Resolution: 80 Mbps
  • Recommended Bitrate for SD Resolution: 50 Mbps
  • Key Frame Interval: 1-second or less. I-Frame only preferred.
  • Audio Format: PCM or MPEG Layer II
  • Recommended Bitrate for PCM Audio
    • 5.1 – Lossless, Sample Rate: 48 kHz
    • Stereo - Lossless, Sample Rate: 48 kHz
  • Recommended Bitrate for MPEG Layer II Audio
    • 5.1 – Data Rate: 768 Kbps, Sample Rate: 48 kHz
    • Stereo – Bitrate: 384 Kbps, Sample Rate: 48 kHz

H.264

  • Supported Containers: MP4, M2T, TS
    Note   H.264 video in MOV wrappers aren’t supported.
  • Profile: High
  • Recommended Bitrate for HD Resolution: 30 Mbps
  • Recommended Bitrate for SD Resolution: 15 Mbps
  • Key Frame Interval: 2 seconds (or less)
  • Audio Format: AC-3 or AAC
  • Recommended Bitrate for AC-3 Audio:
    •  5.1 – Bitrate: 448 Kbps, Sample Rate: 48 kHz
    • Stereo – Bitrate: 192 Kbps, Sample Rate: 48 kHz
  • Recommended Bitrate for AAC Audio:
    • 5.1 – Bitrate: 768 Kbps, Sample Rate: 48 kHz
    • Stereo – Bitrate: 320 Kbps, Sample Rate: 48 kHz


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