What Are the Best Video Formats for YouTbe?

Convert Video to YouTube Formats for Uploading Without Difficulty

Nov 31, 2016, Posted by Shirley White

When mentioned YouTube, it is nearly known to everybody. There, you can share original content with family, friends and even the world. However, uploading video to YouTube is not as easy as thought, especially the uploading video is not YouTube supported formats. Therefore, more than one have complained to me that "What formats does YouTube use?" I bet you are one of them.

Part 1 YouTube Video Formats

YouTube supports a wide range of video and please make sure that you're using one of the following formats:

  • MOV
  • MPEG-4
  • MP4
  • AVI
  • WMV
  • FLV
  • 3GPP
  • WebM

Part 2 How to Upload Any Video to YouTube

What should I do if the video I want to upload to YouTube is not in the list? In this case, you are highly recommended to convert your video to YouTube more popular formats and Faasoft YouTube Converter (for Windows, for Mac) offers great help. It is capable of changing video in any formats like MKV, OGV, AVCHD, MOD, TOD, WTV, MXF, etc to YouTube acceptable MP4, MOV, AVI and more for sharing.

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The following is a step by step guide that tells you how to use this powerful yet easy-to-handle YouTube Converter to convert videos.

Step 1 Run it and add files
Click "Free Download" to get the trial version and install it. The installation process will not last too long and once done, launch the program and click "Add File" icon on the tool bar and select and open file from the pop-up window. Instead, just drag your file to the program. It is the easiest way to import file to Faasoft YouTube Converter.

Step 2 Set YouTube formats
Click "Profile" drop-down to choose output format from "Web Video" category. There is a preset for YouTube: "YouTube H.264 Video (*.mp4)". If your source file is HD, please choose "YouTube H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)" as output format in the same category.

Step 3 Finish the conversion
Simply click the "Convert" button on the bottom to activate the conversion. The rest of the job will be done by this powerful YouTube Converter.

Part 3 How to Get the Best Result

Now you have successfully shared video on YouTube after you convert your video to YouTube formats. That was not all, though.

I just uploaded a couple of small videos to YouTube and the quality was not as good as I was hoping. The videos were rendered as WMV 11 512 kb. I tried one of the same videos rendered as WMV 11 8 mbps and it looked even worse.

How to get the best uploading results is another common question when it comes to share video on YouTube. Here we list YouTube standard video and audio specifications for your reference.

  • Best format for YouTube: H.264, MPEG-2 or MPEG-4
  • Aspect Ratio: Native aspect ratio without letterboxing (examples: 4:3, 16:9)
  • Resolution: 640x360 (16:9) or 480x360 (4:3) recommended
  • Audio format: MP3 or AAC preferred
  • Frames per second: 30
  • Maximum length: 10 minutes (we recommend 2-3 minutes)
  • Maximum file size: 1 GB

How to adjust your video to meet the above requirements? It is quite easy with Faasoft YouTube Converter.

Click "Settings..." button on the primary interface to expand an "Advanced Settings" window and then click "Advanced". There, set the video and audio parameters according to YouTube standard video and audio specifications.