1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 10, 2008 9:50 PM by Leonard King

    File Sizes are HUGE

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      So I'm making movies for Youtube, however the files sizes are GIGANTIC. Starting from 1 Gig, I managed to bring down the video to 250~ MB, which is still a LOT for a Youtube movie. The other movies (which I made with Windows Movie Maker) are around 11 MB or so. I'm just wondering is there any way to compress it without losing too much quality?

      Thank you :)
        • 1. Re: File Sizes are HUGE
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          >I'm just wondering is there any way to compress it without losing too much quality?

          Well for one thing, avoid YouTube.
          :-P

          But seriously, are you wanting to hit their high-res spec or the standard quality?

          A good place to start is a H.264 MPEG4 around 640x480, up to 4000kbps, 2-pass VBR. Audio should be AAC and can range anywhere from 128 to 256kbps depending on how important your audio information is. It seems excessive, but it produces a nice file for the high quality YouTube spec.