Supported file types

Descript projects support importing the most common audio, video, and image files below.

Multi-channel audio

Descript does not currently support files with 3 or more audio channels in a single file. Please mix these down to stereo or split to mono before importing. See Sequence overview for details on how to work with multi-track audio/video content.

 

Supported file types (desktop)
Audio WAV, MP3, AAC, AIFF, M4A, FLAC
Video MP4, MPEG, MOV, Apple ProRes*
Image BMP, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, GIF, WEBP

*HDR files will be converted to SDR, though results may vary. Click here for details.

 

Supported file types (web and Descript Preview)
Audio Containers WAV, MP3, AIFF, M4A
Audio Codecs AAC, PCM (8, 16, 24, and 32-bit)
Video Containers MP4, M4V, MOV
Video Codecs h.264, HEVC
Image BMP, JPEG, PNG, GIF, WEBP
Unsupported file types
Audio Containers OGG, OPUS, WMA
Video Containers* MKV, MTS, MXF, WEBM, OGV, AVI, WMV
Image HEIC, EXIF

*Descript currently does not support non-square pixel aspect ratios. As a workaround, use third-party encoding software, such as Handbrake, to adjust your file to a square PAR.

Large Files and High-Resolution Images

Descript does not support files over 100 GB, and published videos do not support images over 8k (8000x8000 pixels) in resolution.

 

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