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I have been trying to encode FRAPS Videos so I can upload them on youtube (mainly just racing games and what have you).

Anyways, I have been using Vegas, and no matter what I do, it turns out to be really crappy 480p with letterbox, and not a full screen.

What settings do I need to use to get the raw .avi files to compress down to a usable size that I can upload to youtube (with 1080p if possible or not, either way).
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Your probably not using the right render settings, if your not doing much for editing then try using windows movie maker instead. It's simpler and will do what your asking it to now.

if you decide to use it, go: options > save movie > custom settings > set your desired resolution and audio settings > save > click that afterwards and it'll render it, resulting in a much smaller video file
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Yeah, it renders to a:
1.3 GB File 5 minutes of 480p

Doesn;t seem quite right...
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as an example, this is a video I made; 4gb raw, 73 mb rendered 1080p with music and it's decent quality to.

So something's not right, can you test with another program to verify it's your setting's and not something else
post #5 of 5
Handbrake, that is all you need.

Just make sure to switch it to mp4 and mpeg codec.


Edited by LiLChris - 6/4/11 at 11:37pm
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