What media formats work with JW Player?

JW Player leverages both native HTML5 browser video and Adobe Flash Player. This allows the player to support a wider range of browsers/devices and media formats than is possible with HTML5 alone. Below is an overview of which formats and browsers function with JW Player:

Desktop Browser Support

Chrome MP4, FLV4, WebM AAC, MP3, Vorbis HLS1, 4, RTMP4 DASH2
Internet Explorer3 MP4, FLV4 AAC, MP3 HLS1, 4, RTMP4 DASH2
Firefox MP4, FLV4, WebM AAC, MP3, Vorbis HLS1, 4, RTMP4
Safari MP4, FLV4 AAC, MP3 HLS1, RTMP4 DASH2, HLS
  1. HLS on desktops requires JW Player Premium
  2. DASH supported on Chrome 23+, Internet Explorer 11+, Safari 8+
  3. Requires Internet Explorer 9 or higher
  4. Flash 11.2 or higher required

Mobile Browser Support

Browser Video Audio Streaming
Android Chrome MP4, WebM AAC, MP3, Vorbis HLS1, DASH2
Android Native Browser MP4, WebM AAC, MP3, Vorbis HLS1
iOS Safari MP4 AAC, MP3 HLS
  1. Due to playback inconsistencies, HLS is disabled on Android by default. Enable this by setting androidhls to true.
  2. DASH playback on mobile is supported on Chrome 34+

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