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Issues with youtube

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Monte55, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. Monte55

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    I did a video about a week ago shot at 1080 30 fps and youtube shows the highest quality at 360.

    Today I did another one shot at 1080 at 30 fps and youtube shows the best at 720. What's up?
    . Do you see better settings available ? .
     
  2. kirk2579

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    both played at 1080p for me, click on the icon to left of word youtube at bottom right

    shows 720p and 1080p
     
  3. Monte55

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    It may be my browser. I tried with Internet Explorer and I can see 720 but not 1080 . I can see 1080 on videos I have done in the past. Thanks for the reply.
     
  4. Chris0137

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    Both your vids are 1080P on my browser (Using Google Chrome)
     
  5. Mark The Droner

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    Firefox wanted to play it in auto 480 but when I manually switched to 1080 it worked fine
     
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    in safari i see this.

    Screen Shot 2016-07-29 at 14.10.25.png
     
  7. Kiel Allen

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    It takes time for youtube to upload it to HD. So usually it first loads in low quality, then you come back and it's in HD.
     
  8. N42742

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    YouTube does something called adaptive bitrate streaming. This throttles the throughput (changing the resolution and bitrate on the fly) during viewing based on how fast the video is being rendered o the viewer's screen. If you have a slow connect, it may spend a lot of time showing the video at less than HD. Someone with a really fast connect and plenty of bandwidth would see your video at 1080. Someone else with a slower connection might see it at 360.
     
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    Mine does not show me those options. The window pops up when I click on the gear icon thing and it shows 360. One thing says missing options. I click on that and another large window opens stating some youtube quality settings may not be available and lists versions of browsers that should work. I don't know about that kind of stuff. I normally use aol. If I use IE ican get better quality settings. Up to 720. But if I look at a video I shot at 1080 and uploaded in May, I can see it in 1080. Makes no sense to me.
     
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    I do understand that part but I waited a week and nothing changed.
     
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    Do you know what bitrate you used when you edited the final video? For 1080, it probably needs to be 10mbs or better. But there is a tradeoff. Videos with higher bitrates are larger (in terms of filesize). The higher the quality, the slower the stream.
     
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    YT will _start_ playing the video at a lower resolution if a person's connection is slow but the highest resolution is always available as a choice.
     
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    I know nothing about bitrate. I don't edit the videos. Just upload them.
     
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    Ok all I have the same issue I recorded 1080 p and youtube is showing 480 ??????
     
  15. robinb

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    The resolution depends on few things.
    When you first upload yt processes the file in multiple resolutions, 480 first then higher over a short time. If you look after its first uploaded you will only see 480.

    Secondly it knows your connection speed and adjusts automatically , so if you have poor connection you will only get low res,
     
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    If it's blurry, often you can manually choose 1080 HD in the lower right corner and it will sharpen right up
     
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