What file formats does Descript support?

Descript supports most audio and video files, with the following exceptions:

Unsupported audio formats

  • wav files with more than 2 channels (e.g. files recorded with Sound Devices hardware). Mix these down to stereo/mono before importing, or split the channels and use our multitrack import feature.

Unsupported video formats

  • ProRes codec
  • MXF
  • WebM
  • MTS

Supported image formats

  • BMP
  • GIF
  • JPEG
  • EXIF
  • PNG
  • TIFF

Troubleshooting

  1. Make sure you're using the Desktop app (Mac or Windows) — sometimes we have trouble with files when uploading from a web browser.
  2. Try converting your file to a common format, like aac for audio (Use Quicktime on Mac or Audacity on Windows), or h264 for video (use Handbrake).