Optimal YouTube Sizes

YouTube file sizes and image sizes are given here.

Here are the video and banner sizes that work best with YouTube.

The maximum size for YouTube videos is 1280 x 720 pixels. This conforms to 16:9 aspect ratio.

The banner for the top of your YouTube page should be 2048 x 1152. The optimal area for logo and text is 1235 x 338 pixels.

This comes from HooteSuite blog.

YouTube Length Limits

Maximum file size: 6GB

Maximum length: 15 minutes

How to Increase Your YouTube Video Length

If you verify your YouTube account, you may post videos up to 12 hours in length and 120GB in file size.


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