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YouTube 4 You by Michael Miller

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8. Creating Videos 4 YouTube

You've decided what type of videos you want to share on YouTube. Now comes a technical decision—what's the best way to create those videos? YouTube, after all, accepts uploads in a limited number of file formats, and some of those formats probably work better than others. So what do you need to do to make the best YouTube-compatible videos?

Understanding YouTube File Formats

The first thing to know about creating videos for YouTube is which file format YouTube uses. For what it's worth, YouTube stores and serves its videos in the H.263 variant of the Adobe Flash video format, with a .FLV file extension. That said, you can't upload your videos in the Flash format; YouTube converts your videos to this format after they've ...

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