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Best Formats for Uploading
YouTubecan accept almost any video format for upload, but for most users we have found the following settings give the best results.
- Video Format: H.264, MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 preferred
Aspect Ratio: Native aspect ratio without letterboxing (examples: 4:3, 16:9)
- Resolution: 640x360 (16:9) or 480x360 (4:3) recommended
- Audio Format:
MP3or AAC preferred
- Frames per second: 30
- Maximum length: 10 minutes (we recommend 2-3 minutes)
- Maximum file size: 1 GB
By Marcus on Wednesday, January 14, 2009