Video Quality Guide

I frequently get questions from marketeers related to size, quality and download speed on flash videos. These are tricky questions to answer since video quality is a matter of subjective opinion. In this guide we will take a look at some typical options of online video qualities and you can judge yourself if the quality is acceptable or not.

Before we start

This article will only cover Flash video files. Most likely you have a video file in a different format so you will need to find a program to convert your file to .flv format. During this conversion you can set video and audio quality. I’m using ffmpegX for Mac, but there are a lot of other options both for Windows and Linux.

Audio and Video bitrate

In this article we will be playing with the audio and video bitrates to compare the quality and size difference in the final result. The lower the bitrate is, the poorer the quality will be.

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