How to Fix YouTube So the Videos Are Not So Blurry & Distorted

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How to Fix YouTube So the Videos Are Not So Blurry & Distorted
High quality cameras produce the type of high-res video that YouTube accepts for encoding to high-res playback. (Comstock/Comstock/Getty Images)

YouTube is a website that allows you to share your videos with the world. However, when you upload a video, you may find the video is blurry and low quality. YouTube has a high-resolution option to solve the problem; high-res videos are crisper and more professional looking. In order to get YouTube to render your video in a high-res format, you must upload a video that meets their standards for encoding into high-res.

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Things you need

  • MPEG4 video file with a resolution of 480 by 360 or higher

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  1. 1

    Check that your video is eligible to upload to YouTube. The maximum length of videos is 15 minutes. YouTube accepts a variety of formats including WMV, AVI, MOV, MPEG and MP4.

  2. 2

    Log into YouTube.

  3. 3

    Click the "Video Upload" link at the top of the page.

  4. 4

    Type a "Title" for your video and then type a description into the "Description" field.

  5. 5

    Click "Continue" and then click "Choose File." Click the "Private" or "Public" radio button.

  6. 6

    Click "Upload Video."

Tips and warnings

  • To view the video in high quality on YouTube, click the "Watch in high quality" link under the video window. You can also click "Video Playback Quality" from "My Account" in YouTube and then click the radio button for "I have a fast connection. Always play higher-quality video when it's available."

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