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Best file format for Media Framework?

What is the best video and audio codecs for videos you want to use with Media Framework?

I know the documentation for Media Framework says the Windows plug-in currently doesn't handle H.264 and .mp4 files really well, but its there a preferred format that works best on Windows?

Media Framework documentation is here: https://docs.unrealengine.com/latest/INT/Engine/MediaFramework/index.html


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asked Dec 14 '14 at 09:30 PM in Rendering

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Hello there! the best format you can choose right now would be .wmv. in my experience ue4 can handle those videos pretty performant and i have had no issues with importing even big files.

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answered Jun 01 '15 at 10:29 AM

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avatar image JonathanADaley Jun 01 '15 at 01:21 PM

Do you have any experience with using the Media Framework on OS X? I know OS X won't decode WMV natively, but I'm not sure what other format to use there.

avatar image lukeiamyourfather Jun 11 '15 at 08:54 PM

MP4 and MOV with H.264 encoding should work on Mac.

avatar image JonathanADaley Jun 12 '15 at 02:42 AM

Thanks for the info.

avatar image Pwnguin Jun 04 '15 at 01:58 PM

i use UE4 just on a windows machine so i cannot tell you about mac but you can export media files as wmv out of premiere pro even on mac so id suggest to give it a try ;)

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H.264 encoding MP4

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answered Apr 18 '16 at 06:36 AM

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avatar image JonathanADaley Apr 18 '16 at 02:47 PM

The Media Framework documentation says H.264 encoded .mp4 files have issues on Windows. I ended up using WMV files in a Windows game and they worked great. Never got a chance to test it out on OS X.

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what settings are you using for WMV encoding?

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answered Jun 08 '16 at 01:12 PM

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