Recommended Video Settings
Generally we try to do as little encoding to your video as possible in order to preserve source quality. However, videos with very high bitrates must be compressed in order to stream properly over all internet connections.
Here are some suggested settings:
Format: MPEG-4 (H.264)
Level: Main Profile 4.1 or lower
1080p | 60FPS: Under 9M bitrate
1080p | 30FPS: Under 8M bitrate
720p | 60FPS: Under 7M bitrate
720p | 30FPS: Under 5M bitrate
480p | 60FPS: Under 4M bitrate
480p | 30FPS: Under 3M bitrate
If you upload in the specified format and your video falls under the acceptable bitrate range, your videos will upload faster and will stream in the highest quality possible.
Please note: this only applies when you're viewing on laptop and desktop - mobile viewers will continue receive a lower-resolution version that's optimized for maximum compatibility.