Forum response - Media Formats Supported (Firefox OS)

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These are the file formats that are recognizable by Firefox OS (reference):

  • pictures=*.jpe; *.jpg; *.jpeg; *.gif; *.png; *.bmp;
  • music=*.mp3; *.oga; *.ogg; *.m4a; *.m4b; *.m4p; *.m4r; *.3gp; *.mp4; *.m3u; *.pls; *.opus; *.amr; *.wav; *.lcka;
  • videos=*.mp4; *.mpeg; *.mpg; *.ogv; *.ogx; *.webm; *.3gp; *.3g2; *.ogg; *.m4v;

Regarding the codecs and containers that are playable in Firefox OS, Firefox currently supports the following media formats where the decoding support is built into the browser (reference):

  • Opus audio in an Ogg container on all platforms.
  • Vorbis audio in an Ogg or WebM container on all platforms.
  • Theora video in an Ogg container on all platforms.
  • VP8 video in a WebM container on all platforms.
  • WAV audio on all platforms.

Support for the following formats in Firefox uses operating system decoder support:

  • H.264 video in an MP4 container.
  • AAC audio in an MP4 container.
  • MP3 audio in MP3 files.

We hope you find this information useful. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

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