Video formats you can play on the OneDrive website

You can play most audio and video files, including mp4, Apple and QuickTime movie files directly from the OneDrive website, Sharepoint, Microsoft Teams, Steam, Yammer, and all across Microsoft 365.

Supported audio and video formats in OneDrive

The following audio/video files can be played directly from your OneDrive in most browsers: 3G2, 3GP, 3GPP, ASF, AVI, M2TS, M4A, M4V, MKV, MOV, MP3, MP4, MP4V, MTS, TS, WAV, WEBM, WMA, WMV

Tips: For the best video playback experience, we recommend the following video encoding settings: 

  • Video: H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC, 1080p, 30 fps, suggested bitrate under 2 Mbps

  • Audio: AAC, 192 Kbps

  • Container: MP4

If you have videos in a different format, you can still upload them to OneDrive, but they might not play directly in a browser. To view them on a mobile device, you’ll need to download them first.

If a file doesn’t play, the format might be one that either OneDrive or your mobile device doesn't support. 

Note: DRM-protected video files can’t be played on OneDrive.

Supported video codecs

To maximize compatibility, SharePoint, OneDrive, Teams, Yammer, and Stream (on SharePoint) supports an extensive list of popular formats including the following video codecs: 

Supported video codecs

012V

ADPCM_G722

BMP

DVVIDEO

GIF

H264

H264_CUVID

H264_NVENC

HEVC

HEVC_CUVID

ILBC

MJPEG

MJPEG_CUVID

MPEG1_CUVID

MPEG1VIDEO

MPEG2_CUVID

MPEG2VIDEO

MPEG4

MPEG4_CUVID

MPEGVIDEO

MSMPEG4

MSMPEG4V1

MSMPEG4V2

MSMPEG4V3

MSRLE

MSS1

MSS2

MSVIDEO1

RAWVIDEO

THEORA

VC1

VC1_CUVID

VC1IMAGE

VP8

VP8_CUVID

VP9

VP9_CUVID

WMV1

WMV2

WMV3

WMV3IMAGE

YUV4

Supported audio codecs

To maximize compatibility, SharePoint, OneDrive, Teams, Yammer, and Stream (on SharePoint) supports an extensive list of popular formats including the following audio codecs: 

Supported audio codecs

AAC

FLAC

GSM_MS

LIBOPUS

LIBVORBIS

MP2

MP3

MP3FLOAT

OPUS

PCM_F16LE

PCM_F24LE

PCM_F32BE

PCM_F32LE

PCM_F64BE

PCM_F64LE

PCM_LXF

PCM_MULAW

PCM_S16BE

PCM_S16BE_PLANAR

PCM_S16LE

PCM_S16LE_PLANAR

PCM_S24BE

PCM_S24DAUD

PCM_S24LE

PCM_S24LE_PLANAR

PCM_S32BE

PCM_S32LE

PCM_S32LE_PLANAR

PCM_S64BE

PCM_S64LE

PCM_S8

PCM_S8_PLANAR

PCM_U16BE

PCM_U16LE

PCM_U24BE

PCM_U24LE

PCM_U32BE

PCM_U32LE

PCM_U8

VORBIS

WMALOSSLESS

WMAPRO

WMAV1

WMAV2

WMAVOICE

Note: To learn more about recommended and supported video formats on Stream on SharePoint, check out: The new version of Microsoft Stream - Microsoft Stream | Microsoft Docs.

Workarounds for sharing and viewing videos in iOS 11

With iOS 11, Apple introduced a new video format that is not compatible with many devices and services. We're actively working on updating OneDrive to support playback of these videos.

Workaround for sharing new videos

To return your videos back to the standard format, please do the following:

  1. Go to iOS Settings.

  2. Tap Camera > Formats > Most Compatible.

Workaround for viewing existing videos

To play videos already in the new format, please do the following:

  1. Find the video in OneDrive.

  2. Tap the video to open it.

  3. Tap the Offline command in the top right (cloud with the download icon). Once the video is offline you'll be able to play it.

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