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Thread: Best Codec for youtube videos?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2009

    Best Codec for youtube videos?

    I want to install the best video codec to view youtube videos, sometimes i gets glitches while playing youtube HD videos , which codec you are using? any advice would be greatly helpful, thanks for any help.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2008

    Re: Best Codec for youtube videos?

    YouTube (newest) recommended settings are:

    • H.264, MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 format
    • 640x480 (SD) or 1280x720 (HD) for 4:3 & 16:9 aspect ratios.
    • Frame rate should be the same as original video
    • Sampling rate: 44.1KHz for MP3/AAC audio

    Log into your youtube account, scroll down to you see your account list, click on video playback quality, then set to "I have a fast connection. Always play higher-quality video when it's available." then save settings.

    To ensure your videos will be available in high quality, you should make them progressive.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2008

    Re: Best Codec for youtube videos?

    Refer to this help : Learn More : Optimizing your video uploads - YouTube Help

    H.264, MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 preferred.
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2008

    Re: Best Codec for youtube videos?

    The Youtube support page lists MPEG-4 (MP4) as a codec. For uploading i recommend following settings:

    MPEG4 (Divx, Xvid) format
    320x240 resolution
    MP3 audio
    30 frames per second

    and for viewing videos I use xvid & it seems to look good.

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