Supported formats for streaming playback and transcoding on ASUSTOR NAS

You can use LooksGood and AiVideos to directly stream videos if you have sufficient bandwidth and video codec support. If not, you can use transcoding to convert the video to a lower resolution or compatible format for playback.

NAS Model AS2TE / 3 AS1 / 2 / 6 AS31 / 32 / 61 / 62 AS63 / 64 AS50 / 51 / 70
LooksGood Server Transcoding Hyper-Transcode [1] 3GP, 3G2, ASF, WMV, AVI, FLV, F4V, MKV, WEBM, MOV, MPG, MPEG, M1V, DAT, TS, M2T, M2TS, MTS, MP4, M4V, OGG, OGV, RM, VOB, WMA, MKA, M4A, RA, RAM 3GP, 3G2, ASF, WMV, AVI, FLV, F4V, MKV, WEBM, MOV, MPG, MPEG, M1V, DAT, TS, M2T, M2TS, MTS, MP4, M4V, OGG, OGV, RM, VOB, WMA, MKA, M4A, RA, RAM, RMVB
Codec [1] (Decode) Hardware Decode Supported codecs: H.264 (AVC), MPEG-2, VC-1 up to 1080p. - Supported codecs: H.264 (AVC), H.265 (HEVC), MPEG-2, VC-1 up to 1080p. Supported codecs: H.264 (AVC), H.265 (HEVC), MPEG-2, VC-1, VP9 up to 1080p. Supported codecs: H.264 (AVC), MPEG-2, VC-1 up to 1080p.
Software Decode Supported codecs: MPEG-1, MPEG-4 up to 1080p. Supported Codec: H.264 (AVC) up to 1080p. Supported codecs: MPEG-1, MPEG-4 up to 1080p.

Supported codecs: H.265 (HAVC), MPEG-1, MPEG-4 up to 1080p.

Web Browser [2]
(LooksGood)
Stream Original File 3GP, 3G2, ASF, WMV, AVI, FLV, F4V, MKV, WEBM, MOV, MPG, MPEG, M1V, DAT, TS, M2T, M2TS, MTS, MP4, M4V, OGG, OGV, RM, VOB, WMA, MKA, M4A, RA, RAM 3GP, 3G2, ASF, WMV, AVI, FLV, F4V, MKV, WEBM, MOV, MPG, MPEG, M1V, DAT, TS, M2T, M2TS, MTS, MP4, M4V, OGG, OGV, RM, VOB, WMA, MKA, M4A, RA, RAM, RMVB
iOS [3]
(AiVideos)
Android
(AiVideos)
Hyper-Transcode [1] 3GP, 3G2, ASF, WMV, AVI, FLV, F4V, MKV, WEBM, MOV, MPG, MPEG, M1V, DAT, TS, M2T, M2TS, MTS, MP4, M4V, OGG, OGV, RM, VOB, WMA, MKA, M4A, RA, RAM 3GP, 3G2, ASF, WMV, AVI, FLV, F4V, MKV, WEBM, MOV, MPG, MPEG, M1V, DAT, TS, M2T, M2TS, MTS, MP4, M4V, OGG, OGV, RM, VOB, WMA, MKA, M4A, RA, RAM, RMVB
Stream Original File Supported formats depend on the device. It is recommended that you install MX Player for an optimal user experience.
Chromecast
(Android AiVideos)
Hyper-Transcode [1] 3GP, 3G2, ASF, WMV, AVI, FLV, F4V, MKV, WEBM, MOV, MPG, MPEG, M1V, DAT, TS, M2T, M2TS, MTS, MP4, M4V, OGG, OGV, RM, VOB, WMA, MKA, M4A, RA, RAM 3GP, 3G2, ASF, WMV, AVI, FLV, F4V, MKV, WEBM, MOV, MPG, MPEG, M1V, DAT, TS, M2T, M2TS, MTS, MP4, M4V, OGG, OGV, RM, VOB, WMA, MKA, M4A, RA, RAM, RMVB
Stream Original File Supported video codecs: H.264 Supported audio codecs: AAC/MP3 for MP4


Note:
1. For file extensions such as AVI, FLV, MOV, MP4, MKV, TS and other formats, if their codec is not in the supported list above, you will not be able to execute transcoding.
2. Please select 720p or a lower transcoding resolution if you are using an iPhone 5 (A6 32-Bit) or older model.

3. Models with hardware transcoding support: AS-202TE/AS2TE / 3 / 31 / 32 / 50 / 51 / 61 / 62 / 63 / 64 / 70