Video Compression Guidelines

Video compression reduces a video's file size to improve upload and playback speed without negatively impacting video resolution.  For the best upload and playback experience, we recommend following these video compression guidelines:

  • Format MP4 (file extension .mp4)
  • 1080p/2K or smaller - Videos less than 2048x1152p are considered standard
  • 8Mbps or less - bit rates higher than 8Mbps general challenge viewer's connections
  • H.264 video codec - the most common codec and supported by almost every device
  • 10-second max keyframe interval
  • 8-bit 4:2:0 or less
  • Closed GOP (group of pictures)



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