5 Tips on How to Upload YouTube Videos.
Uploading only HD videos on YouTube is like having a jet pack toward success; it gives you the upper hand against your competitors. However, you just can't upload any videos to YouTube and expect it to turn HD by itself. You also have to do some work and ensure that your videos correspond with YouTube's HD specifications. After all, "No pain, no gain." That said, your video must:
•Be in MPEG4 format—this is the main format for HD videos, not only on YouTube but throughout the World Wide Web. Otherwise called H.264, MPEG4 has become a standard for video compression and is, therefore, compatible with and supported by most devices ranging from computers to televisions to mobile gadgets.
•Have 1280x720 or 1920x1080 resolution—resolution for videos refer to the number of distinct pixels they are able to display. As of this writing, the two most common HD resolutions are 1280x720 (720p) and 1920x1080 (1080p), the latter known as the highest HD standard.
•Have 128k Mono or 320k Stereo MP3/AAC Audio—both MP3 and AAC are acceptable formats, but majority of uploaders lean toward MP3. This is perhaps due to the fact that MP3 generates smaller file sizes, although AAC is known to produce better sound quality. It is also worth noting that the larger the kbps, the larger the file would be.
•Have FPS of 24, 25, 30 or current native settings (e.g., 29.97)—24, 25, and 30 are the frame rate standards for videos intended for TV, film, and online distribution.
•Be No Longer than 15 minutes or bigger than 2GB in file size—uploading on YouTube can be such a pain when the file size is too big. While YouTube allows up to 2GB file size, it will be wise on your part to make the file size as small as possible, without compromising its quality. Aside from quicker uploading time, viewers also tend to favor shorter videos, which will again be to your advantage.
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