eight04
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The video becomes way darker after uploading to Youtube

Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:57 am

I recorded a small video and notice that the color becomes darker when viewed by different players.

Screenshot took from the screen directly:
https://i.imgur.com/yYovvr5.png

Screenshot of Youtube video:
https://i.imgur.com/yaBFx9K.png

Screenshot of `ffplay test2.avi`:
https://i.imgur.com/ZGldwwA.png

Screenshot of Potplayer:
https://i.imgur.com/DF2tyef.png

The video file:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IRda7e ... sp=sharing

Link to Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUAmo2y ... e=youtu.be

I usually record video games so I didn't recognize the color difference until now.

Encoding format:
https://i.imgur.com/D9jVddM.png

- Windows Version: Windows 7
- Graphic card model: NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
- Bandicam version: 4.3.1.1490
- Bandicam mode: Screen Recording Mode
- Recording Target: desktop screen

eight04
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Re: The video becomes way darker after uploading to Youtube

Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:08 pm

After some googling, I found that the color is displayed correctly with `ffplay test2.avi -vf scale=in_range=mpeg`:
https://i.imgur.com/Gt6pbbJ.png

Does it mean that something went wrong in the encoding?

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Re: The video becomes way darker after uploading to Youtube

Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:51 pm

Hello eight04,

We've found that it might happen with MJPG codec.
We recommend you use a preset for YouTube when uploading a recorded video.
Image

If you still have the issue, please let us know.

Thank you.

eight04
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Re: The video becomes way darker after uploading to Youtube

Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:32 pm

Is it possible to fix the MJPG codec? The tip said that MJPG is faster for old computers:
https://www.bandicam.com/support/tips/best-codec/

Youtube 720p setting:
https://i.imgur.com/pjR66hG.png

BTW, how do I know which codec fit my computer? Is there a way to test the performance?
https://i.imgur.com/9EUlCSR.png

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Re: The video becomes way darker after uploading to Youtube

Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:51 pm

Hello eight04,

Thank you for getting back to us.
We recommend H264(Intel Quick Sync), too.
If you have a lagging problem with H264(Intel Quick Sync), you need to use MJPG.
However, please note that you cannot avoid the color issue in that case since YouTube will re-encode the MJPG video when you upload.

Thank you.

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Re: The video becomes way darker after uploading to Youtube

Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:55 am

I got an initialization error when using Intel Quick Sync codec.

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