>needs to be changed for youtube
Based on reading several dozen questions about youtube over the past year or so, the answer is...
Go to youtube and read there to find out what they want... it changes often enough due to the way they work that only youtube knows what youtube wants
As John points out, YouTube changes their requirements so very often, so the recs. from Dan Isaacs in this ARTICLE might be out of date by now. Still, his suggestions should be a good starting point. Then, one would adapt those to the changes that YouTube might have made.
About the time that a power-user, like Dan, comes up with specs., they are obsolete almost over night - that is just the nature of the beast.
Ok guys many thanks for the responds !
Honestly, i did a lots of research on youtube videos, even watched tutorials on youtube as well, but its very confusing in many ways because one person says one thing and the other person says something else , and don't know who is right, some of you with more experience should be able to direct few of us here towards the right path, and your help and tips will be preciated .
here is what youtube wants :
Resolution Recommended: 1280 x 720 (16x9 HD) and 640 x 480 (4:3 SD)
There is no required minimum resolution - in general the higher resolution the better and HD resolution is preferred. For older content, lower resolution is unavoidable.
Bit rate Because bit-rate is highly dependent on codec there is no recommended or minimum value. Videos should be optimized for resolution, aspect ratio and frame rate rather than bit rate. Frame rate The frame rate of the original video should be maintained without re-sampling. In particular pulldown and other frame rate re-sampling techniques are strongly discouraged. Codec H.264, MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 preferred. Audio Codec MP3 or AAC preferred Sampling rate 44.1kHz Channels 2 (stereo)
I used Mpeg2 , 29.97 , ntsc, 1280x720 , prgressive , quality 5 , VBR1 PASS , minBR4, TargetBR 10, MaximumBR 18.5
Ok , the output quality was good enough i guess, if some of you don't wanna help fine !!
but the other question that i have is :
What do you guys recommend for a 5mins music video, final output is an AVI ???
NOW THIS ONE IS NOT FOR YOUTUBE
ONLY FOR SOME SATTILITE TV STATION
What kind of AVI for what medium?
thanks for the respond !
what kind of AVI ?
the kind that is generated by "Export to Movie" from export section of Premier Pro CS3 (I believe its Microsoft DV AVI)
Ok, here its :
once i am done with editing , adding effect and etc, then i use the "Export to Movie" command to turn my work to an AVI file, then i copy the AVI on to a flash card and then i take it to this sattilite TV staion (Galaxy 25KU)
the sattilite TVstaion drags and drops my AVI on their timeline and it plays on sattilite channels
they want me to give them either ,MOV(quick time) or a simple AVI
well, whenever i take an Microsoft DV AVI file to this sattilite station , they play it well.
But if i don't use the "Export to Movie"
then i can goto File >>Export>>Adobe Media Encodrer, then obviously it gives more more choices , what codecs to use as well as the choice of different Bitrates and other settings !
can goto File >>Export>>Adobe Media Encodrer, then obviously it gives more more choices , what codecs to use as well as the choice of different Bitrates and other settings !
For .MOV Exports, I find that the Animation CODEC works well, regardless of the platform. Much beyond that, one can get into trouble in either direction.
ok thanks buddy
i know that all or most of those codecs will work or might work, but my question was or is :
from your experience , what setting i need to change in order to get better results ..
My final output file, which is a Microsoft DV AVI file , but its only around 650mb, is there anyway , where i should change some of the settings and get a better result ?
for example use less compressions , or increase the bitarates or some ..
one time i didn't use any compression at all, the size of my output file was around 12gb, the quality was too good , but i don't think internet or TV station can handle that big of a file to play it smoothly...
so, again is there anyway to set my compression level less, so if a get a output file of 2gb then i should be ok..
my friend is using Final Cut Pro , most of his videos are about 2gb or so !!
For DV AVI, you have no options to change bitrates or compression. It is all predefined. Uncompressed at 12 GB would result in DV around 2.4 GB, so check whether you are exporting the sequence or the work area bar. What is the length of your timeline?
my timeline lenght is about 15mins , but i dont use all the timeline , i use only 5mins of it , basically i set my work area from beggining of the song till the end of the song , which is about 5 mins and when i render , i render the work area only.
so, what you think !
is my question too complicated ?
Kind of. There is no one best setting for YouTube. Experiment and observe the results for yourself.
Jim i am not concern about youtube anymore...
i was talking about a 5 mins music video and the final output is an AVI or quicktime format
Normally i use "Export to Movie" option, but i learned we can use the the "Media Encoder" to change the settimgs and get a better results, if your read my PMs or earlier posts , you'll know what i am talking about !
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The 'best' setting will be Uncompressed or some other kind of lossless codec such as Lagarith or UT.
Ok, thanks Jim..
one time i didn't use any compression at all and my file size ended up around 12gb for a 5 mins song, but when i used Microsoft DV AVI , then the output file size was around 700mb, but when i used 12gb file to creat a DVD by using Encore, then i was fine..
so, i guess i'll try the Lagarith Codec and see how its gonna be . thanks