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Oct 1 2012, 5:45pm Anchor

Whats the best way to upload video's with decent resolution? Seems like every time I try and upload a video the quality takes a hit.

Ambient_Malice
Ambient_Malice Ultraconservative Hippie Freak
Oct 1 2012, 7:22pm Anchor

Some things to consider:

Are you playing your videos in HQ?

What codec/encoding tools are you using? I recommend Handbrake, which can encode web-optimized H264.

What quality setting is the original video file?

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Oct 2 2012, 9:35am Anchor

Well I use Camstudio for recording and I did get Handbrake. Any specific settings you use to increase quality?

Ambient_Malice
Ambient_Malice Ultraconservative Hippie Freak
Oct 2 2012, 8:38pm Anchor

Firstly, Handbrake uses quality factor, not bitrate. For decent quality, I recommend RF:18. However, RF:19 should still provide decent image quality. As for profile, you can probably use High Profile, although I used Universal myself. Encode the audio with AAC. Also bear in mind Handbrake tends to agressively autocrop, so you may want to disable cropping.

I presume ticking web optimized would be a good idea, as well as unticking large file size. (Unless your video is multigigabyte.)

In order to preserve video quality, make sure the initial video (before handbrake) is lossless. Re-encoding lossy video will cause a huge quality hit.

Another important consideration is resolution. The higher the picture resolution, the less benefit lower RF settings provides.

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