getting better youtube audio quality

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bryface
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getting better youtube audio quality

Post by bryface » Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:22 pm

So, one thing i don't understand is why my youtube videos sound like total ass when uploaded.

http://youtube.com/bryfacetron



I'd like to think my source videos are good quality - the audio quality sounds almost indistinguishable from that of my songs. But as soon as I upload the video to youtube, the high frequences totally get ripped to shreds and everything sounds really muddy, even at 720p.

there are plenty of other DS-10 videos online by other people that sound super clean and free of distortion.

is there some youtube setting i don't know about? is there a particular audio codec that i need to be using that will survive the youtube conversion process?

some help would be really appreciated, because i want to put more videos up, but the audio quality ends up being terrible. what gives?

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Re: getting better youtube audio quality

Post by QauNuckShin » Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:44 pm

I always encode the audio stream to AAC myself, instead of trusting YouTube to do it properly. I use ffmpeg for encoding, and use the following flags for audio:

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-acodec libfaac -ac 2 -ab 256k -ar 44100
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Re: getting better youtube audio quality

Post by eggsample » Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:06 am

Audio quality of uploaded video depends of video quality. If V quality is worse than expected to audio, than audio bitrate Is reduced to fit the P format (1080, 720, 360 etc), though.
So, If you render 360P with audio 320kbps, is caouse lowering audio Q to mmm, 96 or 128kbps.
Right now, 720P is limited to 152kbps in AAC fomat.

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