High Quality Video Uploads: An Always Up-to-Date Guide

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Have you ever ruined a beautifully crafted video by uploading it at the wrong resolution for your hosting platform? Never again, my friend. Now you have this high quality video upload guide to ensure you get it right every time.

As a follow up to our “Social Media Sizes: An Always Up-to-Date Guide,” we’ve covered all of the big video marketing platforms here. That includes YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Vimeo, and Wistia, so you’ll never have to look anywhere else to stay up-to-date on what makes for a high quality video again.

YouTube | Facebook | Instagram | Vimeo | Wistia

YouTube

The YouTube high quality upload specifications are up-to-date as of May 15, 2017.

File Size: Max 128GB (20GB for unverified accounts.)

File Type: MP4 (Recommended)

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Resolution Standard:

  • 3840 x 2160 (4K)
  • 2560 x 1440 (2K)
  • 1920 x 1080 (HD)
  • 1280 x 720 (HD)
  • 854 x 480 (SD)
  • 640 x 360 (SD)
  • 426 x 240 (SD)

Video Codec: H.264

Frame Rate (fps): 24, 25, 30, 48, 50, 60

Bitrate:

  • SDR Uploads: Minimum: 1 mbps (360p) | Maximum: 68 mbps (4K)
  • HDR Uploads: Minimum: 6.5 mbps (720p)Maximum: 85 mbps (4K)

Audio Codecs: AAC-LC

Facebook

The Facebook high quality upload specifications are up-to-date as of May 15, 2017.

File Size: 1.75GB

File Type: MP4 with leading mov atom (Recommended)

Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (Full Landscape), 9:16 (Full Portrait)

Resolution Standard: 720p (HD) (Recommended)

Video Codec: H.264

Frame Rate: 30 Max

Bitrate:

  • No limit (files less than 1GB with two pass encoding)
  • 4 mbps for 720p (HD)
  • 8 mbps for 1080p (HD)

Audio Codecs: AAC, 128+ kbps (Recommended)

Instagram

The Instagram high quality upload specifications are up-to-date as of May 15, 2017.

File Size: 4GB

File Type: MP4 with leading mov atom (Recommended)

Aspect Ratio: 1.91:1 (Landscape), 1:1 (Square), 4:5 (Veritical)

Resolution Standard: 1080p (HD)

Video Codec: H.264, VP8

Frame Rate: 30 Max

Bitrate:

  • No limit (files less than 1GB with two pass encoding)
  • 4 mbps for 720p (HD)
  • 8 mbps for 1080p (HD)

Audio Codecs: AAC, Vorbis

Vimeo

The Vimeo high quality upload specifications are up-to-date as of May 15, 2017.

File Size: Dependent on membership

Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9

Resolution Standard:

  • 3840 x 2160 (4K)
  • 2560 x 1440 (2K)
  • 1920 x 1080 (HD)
  • 1280 x 720 (HD)
  • 640 x 480 (SD)
  • 640 x 360 (SD)

Video Codec: H.264

Frame Rate: Videos over 60 fps will be reduced, Constant

Bit Rate: Minimum: 2 mbps (360p) |Maximum: 60 mbps (4K)

Audio Codecs: AAC-LC

Wistia

The Wistia high quality upload specifications are up-to-date as of May 15, 2017.

File Size: 8GB

Aspect Ratio: Any

Resolution Standard:

  • 3840 x 2160 (4K)
  • 1920 x 1080 (HD)
  • 1280 x 720 (HD)
  • 960 x 540 (SD)
  • 400 x 224 (SD)

Video Codec: H.264

Frame Rate: Constant, 15-60

Bitrate: 5-10 mbps

Audio Codecs: AAC

Plan Out Your Video Content

Make sure you’re publishing video content that supports your overall inbound marketing strategy by including it in your content planning. We’ve created this handy-dandy template to help you get started.

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