Tuesday, July 01, 2014

What is the Best Format for Facebook Video Upload

I have uploaded and played back Full HD videos at 1920 x 1080 pixels without any issues.

However, Facebook recommends uploading HD videos at 1280 x 720 pixels.

These are FB’s recommended custom settings:
  • H.264 video with AAC audio in MOV or MP4 format
  • An aspect ratio no larger than 1280px wide and divisible by 16px
  • A frame rate at, or below, 30fps
  • Stereo audio with a sample rate of 44,100hz
  • Videos must be less than 20 minutes long. The longer your video is, the larger its file size will be. This may affect the quality of the video.
So take note if you want your FB viewers to watch your videos in high quality.

Adrian Lee


PS:
FaceBook video Experiment:
I uploaded a one and a half minute video twice. One version is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the other is 1280 x 720 pixels. 
Result: Both have the same result.  Played in low resolution mode automatically.  Have to click the HD button in the viewer to play in high quality.