Video Upload 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 encoding and compression guidelines prior to uploading:

  • Format MP4 (file extension .mp4)
  • 1080p/2K or smaller - Videos less than 2048x1152p are considered standard
  • 8Mbps or less - bit rates higher than 8Mbps can cause playback issues for viewers
  • 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)

NOTE: Large, uncompressed video files or files in the wrong format may not upload properly and can get stuck in transcoding.



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