Mar 08, 2016

Which codec should be used for YouTube videos?

What codec is best to use for videos that will be uploaded to YouTube?
Here's the recommendation for video and audio codec, take a look at the link for additional format recommendations.

Audio codec: AAC-LC
•Channels: Stereo or Stereo + 5.1
•Sample rate 96khz or 48khz

Video codec: H.264
•Progressive scan (no interlacing)
•High Profile
•2 consecutive B frames
•Closed GOP. GOP of half the frame rate.
•Variable bitrate. No bitrate limit required, though we offer recommended bit rates below for reference
•Chroma subsampling: 4:2:0
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