What video format should I use?

YouTube (recommended)

YouTube is a free video hosting service with the easiest setup process for Motion. Create an account, upload an unlisted video in any format that YouTube supports, and use the YouTube link on any video-supported section.


For more advanced users who are comfortable exporting video and adjusting quality settings, we recommend using .mp4 videos for complete control over quality and performance.


Vimeo is a video service similar to YouTube. Motion is compatible with Vimeo but because of their outdated API, some features are not be supported (ex: no autoplaying on mobile devices, no control-free video player).


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