eternal gamer
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x264 best bitrate for youtube

Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:08 pm

First of all, I want to apologize if this topic has created in the wrong section. We have here a question. What is better bitrate for youtube in x264 encoder?. I read on youtube what for 720p better 5000 but problem in the fact what youtube always makes the quality worse, and reduces bitrate to 3000-3200. I want to know what i do wrong? or youtube makes the quality worse for all videos?. If i do bitrate to 15000 then he again makes the quality worse, and reduces bitrate to 3000. What i need to do that makes bitrate on youtube higher?

Sorry for my bad eng

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Re: x264 best bitrate for youtube

Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:30 am

There is no best bitrate for YouTube.

* Some suggestions

1. Use the hardware acceleration function of Intel, Nvidia, or AMD
http://www.bandicam.com/support/tips/ha ... eleration/

2. Use 'Single pass - quantizer-based CQP)' or 'Single pass - ratefactor-based (CRF)' in x264

3. Increase the bitrate. (over 30000)

eternal gamer
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Re: x264 best bitrate for youtube

Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:28 pm

1.Why? its give me more better quality or what?. I may use intel qs.

2. I use CRF now. CQP is better?

3. I use now bitrate 5000. Its bad?

sorry im noob in this, i just want that youtube not convert my videos to bitrate 3000.

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Re: x264 best bitrate for youtube

Fri Nov 22, 2013 3:40 am

i try use intel qs today and do not see the difference between h264. What did he do you better than h264? YouTube still lowers the bitrate to 3000.

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Re: x264 best bitrate for youtube

Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:57 am

3000 or 5000 is not enough for 720 videos.
Please just use the quality based VBR.

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Re: x264 best bitrate for youtube

Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:58 pm

Then it turns out that, qs better than the usual h264? or not?

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Re: x264 best bitrate for youtube

Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:34 am

the thing you have to remember about YouTubeis that it will re-encode anything you upload. encoding something multiple times reduces the visual quality each and every time.

To that end, if you're going for 'quality' videos on YouTubeyour best bet is to give YouTubethe best quality video you can. Personally I re-encode all my bandicam footage in to 1080p 30fps 20MBps MP4... YouTube then re-encodes it as it sees fit, but as it's started with a better image the resulting YouTube output looks better.

So, if you're going for quality use RGB, or MPG1 @ 100% quality, and re-encode.

If you're going for the simplest process (capture with Bandicam -> upload to YouTube) then use something that is at least the same quality as YouTube.. I think it re-encodes 1080p @ 6MBps

hope that helps.

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Re: x264 best bitrate for youtube

Sat Nov 23, 2013 4:02 am

thx i try it soon

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Re: x264 best bitrate for youtube

Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:07 am

i try 1080p 10k bitrate and youtube again re encode it before 3000

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Re: x264 best bitrate for youtube

Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:23 pm

maybe you can tell me how do best quality for dynamic games like dynasty warriors. look for example for this my video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-FWYEG8T8U . With more enemies video quality deteriorates. Video bitrate was 15000 but as you can see it is not much helped me.

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Re: x264 best bitrate for youtube

Sat Dec 07, 2013 3:15 am

@external gamer,

are you seeing poor quality before you re-encode, when you re-encode, or only when it's uploaded to youtube?
I suspect it's YouTube, and there's not a lot you can do about that.

If it's appearing before you even re-encode then use a better codec for capturing your content in Bandicam. Again, I use MPG1 VBR @ 100% quality, and find it's a fine compromise between image quality / file size / and speed for editing.

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Re: x264 best bitrate for youtube

Sat Dec 07, 2013 2:00 pm

https://support.google.com/youtube/answ ... 1?hl=en-gb


More than 10000 kbps doesn't really help since youtube converts it to 8000 kbps for 1080p videos.

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Re: x264 best bitrate for youtube

Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:29 am

8K on paper. Actual bitrate will never be that high.

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