Why Are My Videos Rubbish?

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Hello Warriors.

I love making videos. When I am done, they are crystal clear, and the audio is nice and loud and clear. However, I compress the file for video streaming, or for a website, or to send in an email, and the results are disastrous.

I use iMovie HD for a Mac, and my question is, why are my videos so rubbish?

See the example below for more details.

Warriors, I need your help!
#internet marketing #rubbish #videos
  • Profile picture of the author chriswight
    You need to tinker with the custom settings. Forget using the streaming or web presents. The latest version has a special Youtube sharing feature, but I haven't had a chance to play with that yet.
  • Profile picture of the author Jason Johns
    Hi there,

    Youtube and the other video sites reduce the quality of your videos!

    Go look at what resolution they use and convert your videos to that size.

    The recommended settings for Youtube are I believe

    MPEG4 (Divx, Xvid) format
    320x240 resolution
    MP3 audio
    30 frames per second

    If your video is not of that resolution YouTube will helpfully butcher it for you

    If you submit your videos at that size then at least the quality doesn't get hurt too badly during their conversion.

    All the best

    • Profile picture of the author EndGame
      Thanks Guys.

      That was a very quick response, and gives me a starting point. Very helpful.

      Does anyone know what Visual Hub does btw? Even looking at the website for it, I am still left confused as to what it does.

      P.s. I am a technological idiot.
    • Profile picture of the author lakshaybehl
      Here are a few tips:

      1. Record videos in this size: 480*360
      2. Use some other software- i'd say Camtasia, but jing project .com is absolutely free
      3. Divx is a format the Youtube loves!
      4. Quality is not as important as the content contained within!

      Hope this helps...

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