Lower the Data Rate and you will easily achieve enough quality at the rez you are using.
(I recently uploaded some clips of 3 minute duration - file size 90-110 mb average.)
Thanks for your response.
I'm looking at the YouTube preset. (See attached screen capture)
1) I assume it's best to do a VBR, 2 pass (rather than 1 pass?)
2) I see two sliders, Target Bitrate and Maximum bitrate. Can you (or anyone here) tell me the "best" settings for these two sliders.
As a reminder, I'm encoding a 10 minute video for YouTube high def NTSC 1280x720. It's a 10 minute video -- YouTube requires that the files be under 2 gigs.
P.S. I'm seeing some interesting info at this link:
Now open your favorite encoding software, import your source file and enter the following settings.
- 29.97 FPS Progressive (Note: use whatever frame rate your source file is set to. As long as it is progressive it should be ok.)
- H.264 codec in MP4 wrapper (I recommend the Main Concept encoder if you have access to it, otherwise x264 will be fine)
- Set your data rate from 4000kbps to 8000kbps (Higher data rates in the source video will give the YouTube encoder more data to work with)
- Enable 2 pass VBR encoding if it is available
- AAC (Use MP3 if AAC is not available)
- 44.1kHz Stereo
- 256kbps data rate
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