Recommended upload encoding settings

Container: MP4

Video codec: H.264

  • Main profile for standard definition (lower than 720p)
  • High profile for high definition (720p and higher).
  • Progressive scanning

    Transcoding to web video formats always results in progressive video output files. Although Blue Billywig will suppress artifacts resulting from an interlaced source file, best results are obtained when the video source file is progressive instead of interlaced.

  • Aspect ratio: Preferably 16:9, but any will work. Do not letterbox.
  • Framerate: 24 to 60, original framerate will be maintained.

    Most video source file format use constants frame rates, for example 25 frames per second. Some file format make use of variable frame rate. Use of variable frame rate is not recommended, as this can be a cause for audio sync issues.

  • Bitrate
    • 480p: 2.5 to 5 Mbps
    • 720p: 5 to 10 Mbps
    • 1080p: 10 to 20 Mbps

Audio codec: AAC (Advanced Audio Codec)

  • Sample rate: 48 kHz
  • Bitrate
    • Mono: 192 kbps
    • Stereo: 320 kbps
    • 5.1: 512 kbps