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I just wanted to know which one happens to be better for uploading screencasts on YouTube...

So please... which one is better in your standard... which on uploads in 1080p the best quality or even 720p don't really mind that much?

I do use MP4 right now with my HP laptop 1366 x 768 pixels...

asked Aug 16 '10 at 13:16

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edited Aug 16 '10 at 13:24


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(Aug 16 '10 at 13:22) Seb Seb's gravatar image

Ok then man..........

(Aug 16 '10 at 13:23) Danish Danish's gravatar image

I have seen these 2 videos and from the comparison, these 2 files has a different personality. The mp4 that we use today currently can be used for video with high quality such as HD YouTube and it can be easily complile to flash media because YouTube is flash media. The mov file is manly used with Quicktime and I don't think it relates to using flash media but a certain application maybe requires to view the movie. I hope this clarifies you on this.

answered Aug 16 '10 at 15:03

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MP4 seems to be a lot more supported (e.g. by devices and media players) than mov but I never really use movie files that much so I would not be able to compare them for quality.

answered Aug 16 '10 at 17:31

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I'm not sure, but I can tell you that for my screen recordings, I use MP4 and they look fantastic. Will have to try converting it to MOV next time to see which is of a better quality, but what I do use is MP4.

answered Aug 16 '10 at 13:24

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From Youtube support website, Youtube says the best container format is MPEG 2, MPEG 4, or FLV (with a MPEG 2 or a H.264 coded {usually in many MP4 videos). YouTube also recomends no frame rate blending and has no recommends on video bitrate.

For audio, Youtube recommends AAC or MP3 in the preferred containers disclosed above with a sampling rate of 44.1kHz in stereo

See more info at http://www.google.com/support/youtube/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=132460

answered Aug 16 '10 at 13:25

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edited Aug 16 '10 at 13:28

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