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Recommended Specs for Exporting Videos

We do have a few specifications and guidelines we recommend following in order to obtain the best performance using our service. However, you can upload pretty much any video and it will work well - these are just best practices. In summary, any 1080p videos are ideal. Generally 5,000 kbps.


More details for ideal file sizes/specs below:


Video

Codec: h.264

Resolution: between 640px and 1920px wide

Bitrate: 5,000 - 10,000 kbps

Aspect ratio: Landscape videos are best as portrait videos will not display nicely in most cases. We accept any resolution, though 16:9 works best for courses and landing pages. 

File size: < 2GB


Audio

Codec: AAC (Advanced Audio Codec)

Sample rate: 44.1kHz

Channels: 2-channel Stereo (not surround)


A little more explanation on why these settings are preferable...

 

After you upload a video we perform encoding on it, creating multiple versions for different use cases and environments (such as mobile devices), and we also get these versions ready to stream on the web.


We have video-type detection and encoding settings (what we call Smart Encoding) so that live-action videos look great, and longer videos that require fine detail (like webinars) will be as efficient a file-size as possible (for smooth playback).


The largest resolution we create is 1080p, or 1920px by 1080px. If you upload any video larger than 1920px wide, we're going to create the following derivatives:


Derivative
Bitrate
1920 x 1080p
3,750 kbps
1280 x 720p
2,500 kbps
960 x 540p
1,200 kbps
640 x 360p
700 kbps
400 x 224p
200 kbps


We recommend uploading video at 1920px wide because it is the most efficient approach - your original files won't be taking up extra space in your account, and your uploading/processing times will be as speedy as possible as well.

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