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An American video-sharing platform founded in 2005 and currently owned by Google.

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How does YouTube encode my uploads and what codec should I use to upload?

Related to What codecs/formats are appropriate for full motion video recording for youtube? I'm wondering exactly how I can expect Youtube to handle my videos. I know they have a rather zealous ...
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H.264 or VP9 for encoding for YouTube?

I make short films which I distribute through YouTube. I know YouTube uses VP9 for streaming, but YouTube still recommends uploading with h.264. It makes more sense to me to upload in as similar a ...
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Does YouTube allow multiple soundtracks

Is it possible to upload one video on YouTube, and have multiple soundtracks for it? Much like one can choose the subtitles, can one make several language-specific voice-overs for the same, say, ...
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OGV Format plays properly on my computer but transcoding drops (duplicate?) frames

I've made a set of screencasts using recordmydesktop on ubuntu 12.10. The output is an ogv file. When I watch the ogv file using the default movie player (totem) it looks fine - the audio and video ...
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Graphic music visualizer without after effects?

I would like to make a YouTube video that has a music visualizer on it (like in Monstercat videos), but I don't want to have to pay for After Effects. Is there a free way to do it? I know I can get ...
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YouTube Compression: Why?

There's a lot of advice on the internet on encoding settings to apply to your video before uploading to YouTube (https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/1722171?hl=en, ...
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What codecs/formats are appropriate for full motion video recording for youtube?

I'm recording video game footage via lossless methods, after which I need to compress them and upload them to youtube. I'm not sure which format and/or codecs are best for this. I've been ...
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Copyright of materials used in a video

It is common that TV channels or internet TV channels (e.g. those regularly post their shows on Youtube) use materials from other sources. For example, displaying photos from the internet, parts of ...
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4k vs. 1080p on a 1080p monitor

Is it smart to watch a 4k video on a 1080p monitor versus watching it in 1080p (especially on youtube)? Is there any difference for the human eye?
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How do I get Stereo + 5.1 for YouTube videos?

Youtube states that it only supports Stereo or Stereo + 5.1. How does this work? Does it mean that there should be two audio streams included in the container or is this a special encoding? ( I am ...
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Brightness/Contrast Difference from PC to YouTube

So I have a trailer I've been working on, I did everything in Davinci Resolve 12. When I convert the video using Handbrake everything looks fine, but when I upload it to YouTube, either there's a ton ...
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How do you edit out pauses in YouTube videos?

I have noticed in some YouTube videos that pauses in speech have been cut out. There are no pauses, and this makes the video easier to watch. How is this done? I have searched for this, but have ...
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Upload a video to Youtube without losing contrast

I've been trying to upload a video to Youtube which had been created in Vegas Movie Studio HD 11 and rendered as an MP4 file. You may notice the text has become sharper and the watermark is now almost ...
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YouTube Season/Episode presentation

I found the following for a YouTube video, that I had never seen before: As you can see, it say's the name of the channel followed by the season and the episode. I was wondering how this was done and ...
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Is there a way to improve quality for videos with snow/confetti/LCD in background?

The effect I'm referring to: Essentially, the snow/confetti in the shot means lots of motion, hence a lot of the available bitrate is taken up by it, thereby ...
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Looking to get Youtube-quality video stabilization from a software based video editing application (on mac)

When I create edited films on iMovie and then export them to Youtube, Youtube's stabilization enhancement greatly increases the quality of many of my shakier action shots. Unfortunately, this same ...
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Will Compression/Format of Audio Change when Uploaded to YouTube?

If I have a .wav audio file, put it in a video file, say a .wmv, as, if I'm not mistaken, that format basically just uses .wav for its audio, and upload said .wmv file to YouTube, will the compression ...
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How to compress videos for a website?

I want to start a website in which there are some videos. When I searched Google regarding this video website I came to know that for the proper working of the videos we should compress the videos. ...
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Why are some of my videos I just uploaded to Youtube in HD and some aren't?

I recorded two tutorial videos using Hypercam, and then edited them with Windows Live Movie Maker, both of which exported "For High Definition Display"(or something like that), but when I uploaded ...
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Which sequence settings in Adobe Premiere for a YouTube video

I have a series of photos 3840x2880 which I want to crop to make a 1080 timelapse video to be uploaded to YouTube. Which sequence setting in Adobe Premiere CS6 I should use for YouTube videos?
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What factors influence how much of an online video people will watch?

If I'm making 4-minute videos and everybody's dropping off after 2, then I'm doing something wrong. However, I notice that sometimes I watch a much longer video, often because the quality of the ...
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FCP vs Motion 5

I searched around and I have not come across a good answer. What does FCP have that Motion5 does not? I have been looking at the two and they look relatively the same. Here is some of what I am doing/...
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Best software for homemade YouTube videos

I would like to get started with making some home videos to post them on YouTube. What are some of the best references, tutorials, and software to use for this task? Thanks.
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I want to have multiple streams (up to 4) on one YouTube Live broadcast, Is that possible?

I want to have multiple streams (up to 4) on one YouTube Live broadcast, Is that possible ? It would be a news cast report with up to 4 reporters from separate locations discussing the weather.
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Shortcuts to other videos on YouTube

On YouTube, when the person in the video has another video as a reference to show, in the upper corner is shown a link that directs what they want to show. This is a example: I have some videos that ...
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How to capture 4K screens?

I want to create videos for youtube, but because I am using a 4K screen it is very difficult to find a proper recording solution. My idea was to buy a card, that I can put into my computer that ...
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Avidemux output to youtube

Youtube recommend this encoding setting for videos. I'm is not an expert of encoding, I just use avidedmux to sync external audio with video, and compress the mix. There are a lot of options in "MPEG4 ...
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Cannot render 16:9 video for youtube

I downloaded this YT video, and want to make it 16:9 in Vegas 10 pro. Here is my file settings: Template - HD 1080 24p (1920x1080, 29.970 fps) Frame rate - 29.970(NTSC) Field order - None (...
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Compress video while keeping details

I shoot POV bike videos using a GoPro Hero at 1280x720. Picture is fine (lots of details, fine color), but similar videos (also with GoPro or another helmet mounted camera, same resolution) in YouTube ...
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What counts as a “View” on Youtube?

How does Youtube decide that a video was "viewed"? If a video is 5 minutes long and a viewer watches for 10 seconds, will this be counted as a view?
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How to speed up playback speed like YouTube using Camtasia?

I have video tutorials that I am producing using Camtasia using the following process: Write Script. Record a voice over. Record screen while listening the voice over steps. merge sound and screen ...
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Does My Business Model Break Youtube API TOS?

I understand from reading youtube api tos that selling youtube content is prohibited. But here's how my business works: I sell a physical product, let's say CDs. On the cover of the CD is a QR code ...
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How does YouTube convert between different videos resolutions?

What algorithm does YouTube follow to convert between different formats? Does YouTube store different videos (for different formats) on disk or store only 1 and convert from this to appropriate format ...
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How to deal with Youtube making videos 'pinkish'?

Often my videos that i upload to Youtube turn 'pinkish' when played there. And unfortunately Youtube allows to adjust Yellow-Blue ratio, but doesn't allow one to play with any other colour after ...
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How to re-edit and/or duplicate an in-progress edit with YouTube Video Editor

After uploading a bunch of clips to YouTube, I go into their editor and begin making cuts, combining clips together, etc. The problem is, after I published it, there is no way (that I can see) to go ...
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When does YouTube Reencode Videos?

I've got some videos on Vimeo that I want move over to my new channel on YouTube. I can download what Vimeo lists as the 'Original' files, ~2GB H.264 MP4s (20-30mins). Does YouTube re-encode ...
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I want to run two 24/7 livestreams at once, both these streams will be on Youtube, is it possible?

I want to run two 24/7 livestreams at once (both on Youtube), using an intel nuc device with the assistance of obs studio software, is this possible? If not, how can I run 2 24/7 streams at once ...
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How can i check if a particular sound I used in my video was copyrighted?

Been using royalty free music for some time, however youtube shows that I am using some copyrighted material. So just wanted to know if there is any way by which I can check if a song is copyrighted ...
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Handle 2 sources in a video file

We recorded video from our last event with 2 sources (1 mic by speakers) and we now have to handle MXF files with 2 diferent sources. I need to upload this video file on Youtube, it work but it only ...
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YouTube 3gp encoding settings

I'm building a new media site and I'm taking cues from YouTube for which video file formats I should offer for widespread usability among mobile and desktop clients. I'm doing all transcoding using ...
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What is this 5 second interval cut technique called?

This editing techniques seem very prevalent on YouTube (usually in the type of videos where the person is just talking to the screen/audience). Basically they just make a small 1 second cut every 5 ...
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How is possible for YouTube and Vimeo transcode so fast?

For the bit I read YouTube and Vimeo rely on servers powered by some modified libs i guess like libavcodec and tools like ffmpeg in a serious custom build. Let's assume a transcode to h264 but the ...
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Multiple Channels vs Playlists on YouTube [closed]

Is it better to have multiple YouTube channels, effectively targeting specific audience for wildly different topics but also spreading the total subscribers thin, or to have multiple playlists all on ...
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Is ok to post on youtube or vimeo custom resolution videos?

I'm having the need of post some screen capture content where some cropping is applied (eg: 850x620) and/or the original monitor resolution is not full hd 1920x1080 but could happen i have to use ...
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I got less quality video when I uploaded it on Youtube

I recorded a video using Camtasia software trial version. I produced the video in MP4 HD. The video quality is very good when I play it on my desktop. When I uploaded the video to Youtube, the video ...
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Monetizing YouTube Channel with Videos Containing CC-Licensed Content

I have a YouTube channel that I eventually hope to earn ad revenue from, however some of my videos use CC BY-NC licensed content. I realize monetizing those particular videos is off the table (...
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Livestream outdoor sports

I'm looking for a camera to set up to an outdoor tennis court and stream to youtube. I'm not sure what the best way of doing this would be and am looking for guidance. The way I see it is either I ...
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How to create a fireball effect with After Effects?

I'm working on this video, football theme. i was wondering how I can give the ball a simulation of a comet or a cannon ball? For example when a player makes a strong shot i want it to look as if it ...
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Rough Idea of Time Spent Editing Videos

I currently am the Video guy for our company. We do video training for installs for automotive parts. I do the planning for the videos. I do the shooting of the videos. I do the editing of the videos. ...
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Why is YouTube and VLC making a slight but noticeable mess of my video background?

Retitling and reediting, after a few tips from Mulvya. I've got a div on my blog, with background color set to #83d3c9. Yesterday I tried creating a video on AE where the background was set to ...