Can I upload a video without transcoding?

Usually all video files that are uploaded to MediaLab will be transcoded to create a format that has been web optimized. If the source video meets certain criteria, we will skip this and use the source file instead. The requirements for the source file are:

  • Container: MP4
  • Video codec: H264
  • Bitrate: max 1.5 Mbit/s
  • Resolution: max 1080p
  • Web optimized

If the uploaded video meets the criteria above it will be available as soon as the upload is complete and no additional transcoding will be done. You can of course still create more formats if you wish, including a mobile optimized format. Feel free to contact our support team if you have questions about specific videos.