[FFmpeg-user] Converting for YouTube

bouke bouke at editb.nl
Wed Aug 17 20:42:40 CEST 2011

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Cecil Westerhof" <Cecil at decebal.nl>
To: <ffmpeg-user at ffmpeg.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 17, 2011 7:28 PM
Subject: [FFmpeg-user] Converting for YouTube

>I want to convert my video's for YouTube. At the moment I am using:
>    ffmpeg -i input.MOV -ar 22050 -acodec libmp3lame -ab 32k -r 25 -vcodec 
> flv -s vga -qscale 2.5 output.flv
> This seems to work, but still gives quit big files. 35 MB for 1:48.
> Input file is 89 MB.
> So I was wondering: is there a better way?

For youtube one normally only preprocess.
De-interlace, crop and set correct aspect ratio.
Youtube will always recompress, so introducing compression artefacts is a 
big no-no.
IOW, upload the biggest file your bandwith allows.


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