If you want to promote your videos and images observes on the YouTube platform, you should follow some practical tips of videos and image size cause of your visitors to take advantage of your videos.
Before publishing your videos on this hugely popular social media, it is better to know some noticeable prerequisites to play your video clips on a variety of devices. So, you need to have the best video size for this aim.
What is the best YouTube video size?
YouTube supports widescreen computer displays 16:9 aspect ratio player (with a width of 16 units and a height of 9). It is the most common aspect ratio for about nine years in desktop and TVs. It used to be difficult to upload high quality or full-HD videos on YouTube, but now there is no limitation for, you can upload a high volume of content with a high-quality and optimized format.
Recommended YouTube video dimensions: 426 x 240 (240p), 640 x 360 (360p), 854 x 480 (480p), 1280 x 720 (720p), 1920 x 1080 (1080p), 2560 x 1440 (1440p) and 3840 x 2160 (2160p).
Let’s start with some basics of uploading YouTube videos.
What does resolution mean?
The number of horizontal and vertical pixels on a display screen.
You are allowed to use these resolutions options to do your job well. Otherwise, you will produce a video with black bars on the sides and as a result of a low quality.
In the picture below you can see 7 different types of video resolutions with their names.
- The most appropriate one is the first option 2160p, known as 4K as well.
- The second one is proper resolution also but as not high quality as the first one(4K).
- 1080 p is the same as Full-HD) high-definition video modes(
- 360 P is standard as the common resolution of the websites.
- 240 p is the resolution for uploading a video.
- Changing YouTube video quality
You can have this adjustment on YouTube both from your mobiles and desktops
To change the YouTube video quality:
- Go to YouTube and play a video
- Select the Gear icon
- Select the quality (should be the last option)
- Select any quality you prefer
Tip: the highest quality of YouTube video is 1080 but this may change according to the video you are playing. You should see what are the available qualities for that video.
What is the best YouTube image size?
Image is an eye-catching thing in getting the attention of users to view your videos on YouTube. It is vital to select a suitable channel cover photo before your video is going to play.
1.Channel Cover Photo
The point with channel cover photo is its optimal size, which is normally 2560 pixels wide by 1440 pixels tall. So, the recommended size to upload your cover image on YouTube is 2560 x 1440 pixels. The main thing you should take care of is that your channel cover appears in different forms, in multiple kinds of devices such as mobile, desktop, TVs. So do your best to design it in the correct dimensions well enough to display properly.
There is a box in the center of the above picture, with the size of 1546*423, it called the safe area, which is visible in any device. I mean whatever you upload as an image, it surely can be visible in this area in all kinds of devices. If you are going to open YouTube on your TV display, the image will cover the specific size of the background 2560 x 1440 pixels. Also, the standard format of the image is 2560 x 423 pixels for desktop display while the visible area will be 1855 x 423 pixels in tablet display.
2. The profile photo on YouTube
Its typical size is 800 x800 pixels as well as your channel icon. According to this particular size, it is better to have a personal image on or your brand logo to confirms your account identity.
3. YouTube Thumbnails
It is a copy of a large image, but in small dimensions which are used for a total overview of the photo, which has made it easy for viewers, by clicking on this smallest image(Thumbnail) to watch the videos.
Your photo should be 1280 x 720 pixels, with a minimum width of 640 pixels. A ratio of 16:9 is ideal as it’s used most often in YouTube players and previews.
The ideal characteristics of thumbnail photo
- Minimum width: 640 pixels
- Maximum file size: 2MB
- Recommended ratio: 16:9
- Popular file type: Image files, including.JPG, GIF, BMP, or.PNG