Video Format Support

Below are the lists of video formats which are supported by different Video Players you select in Video Extension > Video Post > Player for Video Files:

NOTE: Not all web hosts allow these files to be uploaded. Also, they may not allow uploading large files. If you are having issues, please check with your host first.

NOTE: You need to turn OFF the Use JW Player Settings option in Video Extensions > Video Post > Player for Video File, if you use the .FLV video format.

Container video codec audio codec
MP4 H.264 aka MPEG-4 AVC or MPEG-4 Part 10 AAC
WebM VP8 Vorbis
Ogg Theora Vorbis
    • These unofficially supported Video formats should be re-encoded for best compatibility with HTML5: avi, FLV, MOV, RMTP, 3gp, wmv, mkv
  • 4. JS Playersupport 3 types of Video Format:mp4, WebM, Ogv & unofficial MOV
  • 5. Native Browser Player (HTML 5 Player): support 3 types of Video Format: MP4, WebM, Ogg for both Video File and Video Embed code.
    • NOTE: Although this player isn’t included in the Player for Video File options when you selected WordPress native player but your video is Direct Link instead of Self-hosted Video Filethen this player will be loaded.
    • Below is information of browser support for each different format. For more details, please check out
Browser MP4 WebM Ogg
Internet Explorer YES NO NO
Safari YES NO NO
Opera YES (from Opera 25) YES YES