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ffmpeg: Create a black background video from audio, for Youtube upload

Alternatively you can have ffmpeg generate the black video with the color source filter instead of making an image: ffmpeg -f lavfi -i color=c=black:s=1280x720:r=5 -i audio.mp3 -crf 0 -c:a copy -...
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H.264 or VP9 for encoding for YouTube?

tl;dr: Since Youtube reencodes all videos regardless of the upload format, it really isn't that important. Just export your video with a high bitrate to preserve quality. Also see my answer here ...
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How to encode for YouTube with ffmpeg?

Use ffmpeg -i in.mp4 -vf yadif,format=yuv420p -force_key_frames "expr:gte(t,n_forced/2)" -c:v libx264 -crf 18 -bf 2 -c:a aac -q:a 1 -ac 2 -ar 48000 -use_editlist 0 -movflags +faststart out....
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4k vs. 1080p on a 1080p monitor

No, there is no difference to the human eye (or exceptionally minimal). Your monitor can't display higher quality than it is capable of displaying. The only advantage you would have is if you were ...
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H.264 or VP9 for encoding for YouTube?

YouTube will re-encode whatever you give it. VP9 is currently too slow to encode. So the best choice is to either: Give it the original footage, or if it is not accepted by YouTube or is too big to ...
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How do I get Stereo + 5.1 for YouTube videos?

It's not very clear what they mean. If you look further down on the same page it says it accepts 5.1 @ 512 kbps. Recommended audio bitrates for uploads Mono 128 kbps Stereo 384 kbps 5.1 512 ...
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ffmpeg: Create a black background video from audio, for Youtube upload

Youtube requires a video stream but your image is a single frame. Loop it to create a stream and terminate output when audio ends by adding -shortest. ffmpeg -loop 1 -i black.png -i 'input.mp3' -c:v ...
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Youtube Views and Likes

No, you cannot, and this is a good thing for privacy reasons. Using the YouTube Data API v3 you can get general statistics for a list of videos as part of a contentDetails structure: "statistics": ...
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Resuming a large video uploading on Youtube

Yes.You can. It is officially announced the Youtube has brought up the FEATURE. If you had to abandon your upload for any reason, you have up to 24 hours to continue uploading where you left off.You ...
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4k vs. 1080p on a 1080p monitor

There's not a lot of point to it. You're using more network bandwidth to download it, and your computer is working harder to display it, but no, you get no additional visible quality from it. In fact, ...
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Will Compression/Format of Audio Change when Uploaded to YouTube?

Youtube generally reencodes all videos you upload to youtube to ensure compatibility across various platforms and to provide smaller versions of the videos for users with slow internet connections. So ...
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Handle 2 sources in a video file

First, get ffmpeg. Generally, you want to give YouTube the highest quality you can because it will re-encode anything you give it, but the formats used in MXF can be mental for uploading. So re-...
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How do you edit out pauses in YouTube videos?

The effect you are talking about is called jumpcut and it is particularly popular among vloggers. As far as I know, there is no automatic way to do it although it would probably be possible to do from ...
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How is possible for YouTube and Vimeo transcode so fast?

A common method is split-and-stitch where the file is cut into pieces and sent to multiple servers for transcode. That way you can transcode a file of any length in a fixed amount of time. ...
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What factors influence how much of an online video people will watch?

There could be any number of factors as to why people quit watching a video, but if you want to entice them to stick around, there are a few tricks. Yes, "content is king," but CONTEXT is arguably ...
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How do you edit out pauses in YouTube videos?

You are missing the point. He is not cutting out silence, he is keeping up a good hectic pace, making it hard to switch off while watching. Manually done. Why? Telling a story, so you need to know ...
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Rough Idea of Time Spent Editing Videos

This is a tough question because there are a ton of different factors involved here, from complexity of the video to the equipment you're working with to the NLE you use. However, the default formula ...
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What part of this video is good and how to improve it?

Since you asked for general feedback, here's a few things I noticed: 0:00 The logo animation is too long in my opinion, especially since the video itself isn't that long. 0:12 Make the text much ...
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YouTube Season/Episode presentation

What you are referring to is called a series playlist. A series playlist is used to display videos in that manner. What you have misunderstood is that it's actually the name of the show that is ...
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How to make video with a scrolling graphic?

You create the whole graphic as a still image - for the above, likely a 1080 x 28000 px image to start with. Then I'd import the image into either Premiere or After Effects based on what you're more ...
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Easiest way to turn something a powerpoint into a video file

Not sure, which version you're using and I didn't use PowerPoint recently, but as far as I can remember, there is a video export function built in. Might be worth a try. Also there's a list with free ...
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Avidemux output to youtube

avidemux's dialog box for x264 settings is pretty bad. It's been years since x264 added presets from ultrafast to veryslow, but avidemux still makes you manually choose all the cpu-time vs. quality ...
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What factors influence how much of an online video people will watch?

Content trumps everything. People will watch if the story is compelling. You can have crap audio, blocky graphics, bad lighting, noisy video etc but it all falls away if you have something to say ...
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I got less quality video when I uploaded it on Youtube

It's impossible to maintain the original quality when you upload a video to youtube since youtube reencodes all videos. For a detailed explanation of why it does that, check my answer here. To ...
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YouTube Compression: Why?

You should upload the highest quality your tubes can afford. The current YouTube help text on uploads is misleading. It states: Your videos will process faster if you encode into a streamable file ...
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Monetizing YouTube Channel with Videos Containing CC-Licensed Content

No, one offending video won't taint your entire channel. At my workplace, sometimes the youtube algorithms will mistakenly flag some music to which we own the rights as copyright protected. When ...
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How to compress videos for a website?

I recommend not to host the video files on your web server, but to upload them to YouTube and only embed the YouTube link on your web page. You can even define that your videos won't show up on ...
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Is ok to post on youtube or vimeo custom resolution videos?

A custom video resolution has no bearing on quality here; only the choice of encoder, bitrate/rate factor and other parameters will impact the final result. Youtube's player frame on its site is ...
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What happens when I upload a multi-audio video to YouTube?

Youtube will encode the primary or default audio stream. Youtube doesn't support multiple audio streams. Neither does Vimeo. Although, apparently, some videos like the 2012 Olympic streams did have ...
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Best software for homemade YouTube videos

A great choice that works on both Mac and PC is DaVinci Resolve. The Lite version is free, and if you use only the basic features, it is very intuitive and easy to learn, from drag-and-drop media to ...

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