Help with movie format

Started Jun 22, 2012 | Discussions thread
MattZisk
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Re: Thanks Bern
In reply to bernieraffe, Jun 29, 2012

My only comment is that for both Vimeo and Youtube use, you want H.264 (MP4) or when you upload, your video will be re-encoded by the site (takes time and degrades quality. I note that mp4 (H.264) is also compatible with the same hardware and software as WMV, but additionally is fully compatible with Apple software (not that I am a big fan of Apple software, mind you).

Vimeo makes a flat-out statement re: h.264: -- http://vimeo.com/help/compression

For Youtube, according to the forums I have read (and Wikipedia,and by inference -- Youtube itself -- see http://support.google.com/youtube/bin/static.py?hl=en&guide=1728585&topic=1728573&page=guide.cs

for their recommended settings for high quality video), Youtube streams in H.264 so will re-encode anything not uploaded in h.264.

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