Recommended input files

Cloudflare Stream supports a wide range of video files and most files will work without any issue. However, we recommend using the maximum bitrate settings below to ensure fast upload and processing speeds.

Upload bitrate recommendations

Resolution Recommended bitrate
1080p 8 Mbps
720p 4.8 Mbps
480p 2.4 Mbps
360p 1 Mbps

Encoding for Cloudflare Stream

If you’re producing a brand new file for Cloudflare Stream, we recommend you use the following settings:

  • MP4 containers, AAC audio codec, H264 video codec, 30 or below frames per second

  • moov atom should be at the front of the file (Fast Start)

  • H264 progressive scan (no interlacing)

  • H264 high profile

  • Closed GOP

  • Content should be encoded and uploaded in the same frame rate it was recorded