Definitive list of media formats allowed and viewable in version playlist?

Mostly I want to see if animated GIFs are supported (which they don’t seem to be, sadly - they just display as a still image, first frame), but I can’t find anything definitive of what file formats can be viewed as intended in the playlist interface. I think almost anything can be uploaded, but is there a list of what will not get the message “No web playable media available”



Sorry if I miss the intent of your question, but, if you are interested in what will get transcoded, you can find that here:

Or are you uploading some other way?



You didn’t hear this from me, but you can set your billboard using a gif . . . I can’t guarantee it wont get annoying thou.


However for general media, Matt is correct above, we don’t support animated GIF’s in the transcoder.


@matt.welker Thanks, that’s basically what I was looking for - just didn’t consider “transcoding” as a search term…

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@DavidMason - Yeah probably very annoying, but could be used very subtly to gaslight folks…

Unfortunate that gifs aren’t supported as media since there are many tools that let an artist easily grab a quick screen gif to illustrate a task artifact for a version - I’ll move my students to vid capture instead, but It would be nice to support gif playback in the media player


Hey @reml - since you are going this route, I thought I’d make sure you knew that Shotgun Create supports screen / video capture, and allows you to easily submit the output as a new Version. More details available in the artist section of the SG Create user guide.