Tips for Uploading Gameplay videos to YouTube, Facebook

Gameplay is the specific way in which players interact with a game, and in particular with video games. Gameplay is the pattern defined through the game rules, connection between player and the game, challenges and overcoming them,plot and player’s connection with it. Video game gameplay is distinct from graphics and audio elements. Do you have recorded some Gameplay videos by recoders, want to edit, compress them for better uploading to Youtube, Facebook? Or failed to upload Gameplay videos to Youtube, Facebook? Find out the best workaround for uploading to Gameplay videos to Youtube, Facebook in this article now.

Why cant Upload Gameplay videos to Youtube, Facebook

Reason 1. Gameplay video formats or codecs are not supported by Youtube, Facebook.
Reason 2. Youtube, Facebook have many limits, for example, time limits, video size limits and more.
Reason 3. Your videos are 4K videos. Youtube, Facebook accept 4K video with a slow uploading speed.

Best formats Youtube, Facebook Support

Best Video Codec Settings for Facebook Uploading

Codec The best format to upload to Facebook is H.264 video with AAC audio in MP4 or MOV format. It currently gives you a great bang for your buck in the file size to relative quality ratio, offering the best video compression available, and due to the file size limitations, this format is the optimal choice for Facebook video. And there’s no need to change the parameter during Facebook uploading. MP3 is the best audio codec for Facebook.
Resolution Use a file with the larger edge of the video constrained to1280px. If your video is less than 1280px in size on the larger edge, try to keep your dimensions to multiples of 16px for best compression.
Frame Rate Usually videos have the best quality if the frame rate is between 25-30 fps. So you are recommended to keep the frame rate of your video at or below30fps.
Aspect Ratio The aspect ratio of the video must be within the range of9x16 to 16x9which most videos should have, and the video exceeding the file size or length that the upload page suggests will be rejected.
Bitrate There is no recommendation for Bitrate as it highly rests upon codec. So you are suggested to optimize video for resolution, aspect ratio and frame rate rather than bitrate.

Best Video Codec Settings for YouTube Uploading

 Codec  H.264, MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 is the best video codec YouTube prefers. H.264 MP4 is the best format for YouTube.
 Audio MP3 or AAC format, 44.1kHz sampling rate and the higher biterate but no less than 192 kbps

Recommended to upload videos in HD for quality playback

Best Dimension for YouTube 720p HD Video: 1280×720 (16:9)
Best Uploading YouTube 1080p HD Video Dimension: 1920×1080 (16:9)
Best 4K Ultra HD (2160p) Video Dimension for Uploading to YouTube: 3840 x 2160 (16:9)
YouTube Upload Dimensions for 8K FUHD (4320p) Video: 7680×4320 (16:9)

Other Standard Video Dimensions/Resolutions for YouTube:
1440p (2k): 2560×1440 (16:9)
480p: 854×480 (16:9)
360p: 640×360 (16:9)
240p: 426×240 (16:9)

Duration YouTube limits the length of a video file to 15 minutes. It means a user can only upload a video of 15 minutes at most.
 Aspect Ratio Standard aspect ratios: 4:3 (vertical) or 16:9 (horizontal), please do not miss up them, or the black bars will  be all around your video and it will look rather horrible. You can change video aspect ratio from 4:3 to 16:9 for wide screen display before uploading to YouTube.
 Frame Rate The best quality of video frame rate is 25-30 fps, but YouTube also supports 60fps frame rate currently. But you’d better not change the frame rate and make sure the encoded and uploaded video is in the same frame rate it was recorded.

Convert/Edit Inappropriate Gameplay videos to Youtube, Facebook

Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac is the most recommended video converter for YouTube, Facebook video uploading on Mac. It saves trouble of YouTube, Facebook users in video upload limit so that they do not have to worry about the video format, file size, resolution, codec, aspect ratio and frame rate issues, since this video converter has ready-made profiles of Facebook upload video formats. Moreover, it is a good helper for compressing videos for YouTube upload.

With its help, you can convert 4K or HD videos recorded from HD camcorders, recorders, drones or mobile phones like iPhone, iPad by yourself to YouTube, Facebook supported video format, Blu-ray videos, DVD videos and any other videos, such as MKV, M2TS, AVCHD, MXF, H.265, XAVC, MPEG, VOB, MOD, TOD, 3GP, ASF to the most suitable Facebook YouTube videos. The developer has selected the best video formats and created the best profiles for anyone in need of uploading videos to Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram and other general websites.

In the process of converting Gameplay videos, you can also edit your Gameplay video for better uploading to YouTube, Facebook. For example, you can use its “trim” function to adjust your Gameplay video for YouTube, Facebook supported video time long. Now you can convert & edit your Gameplay video for YouTube, Facebook with Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac. Windows user please get Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate to start your Gameplay video conversion on Windows (10).

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Guide to Convert Edit Gameplay videos for YouTube, Facebook

Step 1. Click “Add video” button to add your Gameplay videos to the program. Or directly drag the video you want to convert to the left item bar.

Step 2. Set right output format. Click “Format” bar, and select .mp4 from “Common video” or “HD video” to suit YouTube, Facebook.

Tips: The default settings may not satisfy you, and you can click the “Settings” button to change the settings by yourself including video resolution, bit rate, audio sample rate, audio channel etc.

Change Youtube upload settings

Step 3. Edit Gameplay video

Trim Gameplay recordings: In “Video Editor” there are seven edit tabs: Trim, Crop, Text Watermark, Image/Video Watermark, Effect, Audio Editor and Subtitle.  The “Trim” feature allows users to decide where to start and where to end when converting the Gameplay recordings clip, so that unwanted segments will be cut out after conversion.

More detailes about editing video, you can also go to here.

Step 3. Click the “Convert” button on the main interface and the software will start to convert  Gameplay videos to YouTube facebook friendly video formats immediately. When the conversion finishes, click “Open” to find the converted video files. Then you can effortless transfer the video files to YouTube facebook for easy uploading and sharing. Have a try!

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