Best practices for Twitter video uploads?

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Anyone have any tips or best practices for uploading Camtasia videos to Twitter?

It always seems the first several seconds of my videos are often pixelated.  And their support staff isn't very responsive.
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Rick Stone

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Hi there

You say the first few seconds are pixellated? Does this occur when you watch the same video a second or third time? If not, it would seem that you are seeing the pixellation as part of the process of loading up the video and establishing playback.

Hopefully others here with more experience in this area will offer better advice.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Hi Rick, yep it's still pixelated after several views.  I think it has to do with Twitter's compression but I thought perhaps starting with a specific format i.e. "best practice" would give it better results.
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I am interested in this subject.  Twitter expects Maximum file size is 512MB for TweetVideo, but you are able to upload a video longer than 2 minutes and 20 seconds.  I can control the length ok but it's file size that gets me.  I don't know what to do to a video to make it smaller in size.  I just accept default settings.
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I would use Handbrake to convert the video to a smaller file size.
Handbrake can reduce file size significantly without degrading the quality enough to notice.

Most you tube videos show how to reduce 1080p video.
I don't use twitter so I have no idea what size is used, this video should give you a good idea what to do.

Regards,Joe


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Many thanks Joe
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Hello everyone. I am new here. Thanks for the useful tips!
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