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Best format for YouTube?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by efwebs, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. efwebs

    efwebs Regular Member

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    What's the best video format for uploading to YouTube?

    I sent a link to my family for some personal videos, and they said they couldn't watch them because they needed a plugin. I thought all YouTube videos were converted to the same standard format, but now I think they maintain their formatting (mp4, flv, avi, mpg...)

    So...

    What is everyone else using?

    Obviously, if different plugins are needed for different videos that are uploaded, we'd want to be using the one that is the most widely used and hopefully preconfigured for most browsers.
     
  2. ericsson

    ericsson Elite Member Premium Member

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    Using flv here..
     
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  3. visualbasic

    visualbasic Newbie

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    Flv is the format youtube uses.
     
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  4. sirgold

    sirgold Supreme Member

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    When I download videos I want to edit off yt I always make sure to download the mp4 360 version and find it way easier to process for my own taste... Mileage might vary...
     
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  5. daserpent

    daserpent Power Member

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    I use mp4. It gets you the best quality in the least possible size.
     
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  6. wanttt

    wanttt Newbie

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    im using mp4, easiest to edit and upload
     
  7. Sturmführer

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    mp4 or flv