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What is the best format to convert videos to For Smallest File Size?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by hazedoutdesi, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. hazedoutdesi

    hazedoutdesi Regular Member

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    What is the best format to convert videos to For Smallest File Size and be able to upload to youtube?
     
  2. Nathan B

    Nathan B Regular Member

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    DivX video encoder can really compress the size and keep most of the quality, however one problem is, is that it leaves a watermark, a small, pretty transparent watermark, but still, if you can't stand small watermarks, then you can just change the Bit Rate to maybe 700 if you want low quality but decent quality.

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  3. hazedoutdesi

    hazedoutdesi Regular Member

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    Is it a good idea to upload .FLV files to youtube as long as you rehash/rename the video?
    or are .FLV more likely to get catch by youtube?
     
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    mintyfresh94 Registered Member

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    i would convert first then they will think its your video. mpg or mp4 is always good
     
  5. hazedoutdesi

    hazedoutdesi Regular Member

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    when converting a video you have to first pick a format like .mpg or mp4

    then what about the other options? like the encoding and other stuff?

    say if i have a 4MB .FLV file and now i convert to .mpg, it will be triple in size?

    what other things can you do to have the file size small?

    I need to keep the file size low but still have decent quality.

    so would it be a good idea to first convert to .mpg then after im done editing the audio/video then i should convert it back to .flv? or the .mpg file size will still be small?