Stream LE/FE Supported Formats

The following charts outline the standard and optional compression and file formats supported by Stream LE 3.8 ("LE" in the chart) and Stream FE 3.8 ("FE").

Codec support is evolving frequently, with additional formats constantly under development. If you don't see the format you're looking for in the charts below, please contact us for updated information.

standard o optional

Bundling

  Flux StreamZ StreamZHD
Stream LE    
Stream FE o

Input Formats and Containers (File-Based)

  LE FE
AVI1
MPEG-1, MPEG-2 (including VOB), MPEG-4/H.264 o
QuickTime® (Media and Ref. files; incl. Apple® ProRes and Avid DNxHD® with free third-party codecs)1
SMPTE VC-1 / Microsoft Windows Media
WAV (incl. RF64, Broadcast WAV), MP3 and AAC2 audio
Avid DNxHD® in MXF6 o o
MXF1,3 (including AS02) o o
Omneon (MOV)1
GXF1 o o
LXF1 o o
Sony XDCAM/XDCAM HD (up to 4:2:2 at 50Mb/s) in MXF6 o 6
DV/DVCPro 25/50/100(HD) in MXF6 (incl. P2), AVI o o
DV/DVCPro 25 in MOV
RED Camera (R3D) o o
JPEG2000 in MXF6 o o
Image Sequence import (18 still image formats)  
Dolby Digital (AC3) audio with metadata support o 7
AES3 audio (SMPTE 331M and 302M, AES3-2003)  
Closed Caption / Timed Text file (SCC, DXFP)  

Output Formats and Containers (File-Based)

  LE FE
H.264 (AVC) – DRC AVC for Web (Adobe® Flash® incl. Dynamic Streaming; Microsoft Silverlight incl. IIS Smooth Streaming; progressive .FLV/F4V/MP4/MOV/M4V/3GP file output; AAC and MP3 audio) o o
H.264 (AVC) for HTTP Live Streaming (HLS, Apple iPhone®/iPad™) with integrated segmenter; AAC audio o o
H.264 (AVC) – DRC Studio AVC Encoder (H.264 Elementary Streams; incl. frame-compatible 3D, 4K Ultra HD)   o
H.264 (AVC) – DRC Studio AVC Encoder Bundle (H.264 Elementary Streams, H.264 in Transport Stream, H.264 in .MP4 file; frame-compatible 3D; 4K; AAC & MPEG Layer 2 audio)   o
VC-1 (Microsoft Silverlight incl. IIS Smooth Streaming; Windows Media WMV; Elementary Streams)
Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus audio (stereo or surround) o o
Dolby Pulse (AAC) audio o o
Advanced encoding/muxing for Sony PlayStation 3, PSP and other Sony devices   o
MPEG-4 Part 2 (via QuickTime)
3GPP (H.263, H.264, MPEG-4 Part 2, AAC, AMR) o o
On2 VP6 (Adobe Flash 8)8 o o
AVI1
MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 (4:2:0 and 4:2:2, compatible with CableLabs® VOD specifications) o
QuickTime 4
Avid DNxHD in MXF6   o
AVC-Intra (Panasonic P2, MXF6)   o
MXF1,3 (including AS02)   o
GXF1   o
LXF1   o
Omneon (MOV, MXF)1   o
Sony XDCAM/XDCAM HD (up to 4:2:2 at 50Mb/s) in MXF6, MOV  
DVCPro 25/50/100(HD) in AVI o o
DVCPro 25/50/100(HD) in MXF6, MOV   o
JPEG2000 in Image Sequences, MXF6 o o
RealVideo / RealAudio (Helix)8 9 & 10
Image Sequence (18 still image formats)  
WAV audio (multi-channel, RF64, Broadcast WAV)
AES3 audio (SMPTE 331M and 302M, AES3-2003)
MP3 audio (stereo and surround) o
Closed Caption / Timed Text file (SCC, SAMI, SRT, DFXP)5

Output Formats (Streaming)

  LE FE
H.264 (AVC) progressive with AAC/MP3 Audio (RTMP for Adobe Flash including Dynamic Streaming; RTP/RTSP; Microsoft IIS Smooth Streaming) o o
H.264 (AVC) for HTTP Live Streaming (HLS, Apple iPhone/iPad) with integrated segmenter; AAC audio o o
Advanced H.264 (AVC) with AAC Audio (RTP/RTSP)   o
H.264 (AVC) in Transport Stream   o
VC-1 (Microsoft Silverlight including IIS Smooth Streaming; Windows Media including multicast)
On2 VP6 (Adobe Flash 8)8 o o
3GPP (H.263, H.264, MPEG-4 Part 2, AAC, AMR) o o
MPEG-2 in Transport Stream (UDP/RTP with RTSP) o
Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus (stereo or surround) in Transport Stream o o

  1. Container (wrapper) support. Additional codecs may be required for encoding or decoding the compressed essence within the container.
  2. AAC decoding may require additional decoder (included with many players) to be installed on the system
  3. Powered by OpenCube technology.
  4. QuickTime H.264, AAC, AMR not supported in Stream LE
  5. Closed Caption from VBI capture with DRC-1000 boards and higher
  6. Requires MXF module, sold separately
  7. Integrated Dolby Digital (AC3) decoding included with new Stream FE purchases after July 25/2011. Not included with free upgrades.
  8. On2 VP6 and RealVideo/RealAudio offered for legacy compatibility; no ongoing development support.

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