Tips to Create, Upload, Embed High Definition YouTube Video

Since YouTube support  for High Definition video, creating, uploading and also embed HD videos is been asked  by everybody. Of all these Creating is major issue and people fail because they don’t know the requirement. YouTube itself has suggested on factors which should be taken care when you create a HD video to upload.

Overall for high quality of you tube video these are the settings you should keep in mind :

  • H.264, MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 format
  • 1280×720 resolution
  • 720p or 1080p
  • 44.1KHz Stereo MP3 or AAC audio
  • Under 10:59 in length
  • Bitrate encoding between 3 mbps – 5 mbp
  • If choosing screen ration it should be 16:9 as You tube uses wide screen 16:9 default player for HD.
  • Up to 1GB file size

Official You tube Guide to create High Definition You Tube videos [ Read Here ]

ResolutionRecommended: 1280 x 720 (16×9 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 rateBecause 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 rateThe 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.
CodecH.264, MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 preferred.
CodecMP3 or AAC preferred
Sampling rate44.1kHz
Channels2 (stereo)

All about Youtube HD by Cinetech [ Read Here ].  He had talked about creating HD videos using Divx Codec, Virtual Dub and settings for Divx which is catchy. As all of them are free of cost this is what you should go for.

Here are more articles which I find perfect for creating high definition videos suitable for you tube upload :

  • Create Uploading and Embed 720p HD videos to YouTube using  Windows Movie Maker Read Here
  • How to Make 720p High Definition Screencast Videos for YouTube where it’s explained how to use Camtasia, Apple QuickTime for creating HD videos [ Read Here ]
  • How to Upload HD Videos to Youtube and embed High-definition Youtube Videos [ Read Here ]
  • How to: Tweak YouTube embeds for HD playback on Cnet [ Read Here ]

There should be many more ways to create High Definition videos using some more tool ? How about tools on MAC or Linux ? Whats your favorite tool or which articles helped you creating High Definition You tube video. Share with us in Comments.

About Ashish Mohta

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