What photo and video types are supported by Lyve?

Lyve works with all of the most common photo and video formats:

PhotosJPEG (.jpg, .jpeg, .jpe)
TIFF (.tif, .tiff)
GIF (.gif)
PNG (.png)
BMP (.bmp)
VideosMPEG-4 (.mov, .m4v, .mp4)
AVI (.avi)
3GPP (.3gp)
MPEG-2 (.mpeg, .mpg, .mpe, .mod)
Matroska (.mkv)


  • The formats listed here are all supported by Lyve (and can be copied to various Lyve devices) but may not be viewable on all devices. For example, a .mov video will be copied into Lyve from an iOS device, but is not (currently) playable on an Android device.
  • Similarly, some older file types may not be playable on all devices. For instance, you may be able to play MPEG-2 files captured with an older phone on your Mac computer, but not on your brand-new iPhone, which only supports MPEG-4 video.
  • Lyve does not yet support RAW files, but we're working hard towards that goal.