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I'm trying to maximize the quality of my Youtube uploads and find myself struggling. I have no idea what there criteria is when they re-encode your videos; it seems random. Advanced encoding specifications - YouTube Help
At first it lists 8,000kbps max bit rate. Anything more than that and it starts compressing. Yet it then lists 50,000kbps as "high quality".
What exactly should I be doing here? If I upload at 15k vs 12k, will the video quality be better? Or does it really not matter between 8-49k, and only matters once you pass 50?