Youtube sound quality…

I was watching an Interesting lecture from google and Andrew Scheps had an interesting point about youtube audio: Youtube doesn’t have an option to select audio rate. The sound rate is based directly on the video playback rate. The lesson: If you are uploading songs to youtube with a place holder video, be sure it’s at 1080p. The audio will be fixed at 128kbps when the video is encoded under 720P and default to 384kbps at 1080P. Other great info: if you’re topping out the encoder, lower it 0.7dB

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