Video Compression Guidelines

Although we accept just about any video and audio codecs, frame rates, bitrates, resolutions, and aspect ratios, there are some settings that will result in a better experience. By following these compression guidelines, you can ensure the best possible video quality and playback performance with SproutVideo.


Container: MP4

Codec: H.264

  • Progressive scan (no interlacing)
  • Chroma subsampling: 4:2:0

Frame rate: Up to 60 FPS

Recommended resolutions and bitrates:

Type Video Bitrate, Standard Frame Rate Video Bitrate, High Frame Rate
360p 1 Mbps 1.5 Mbps
480p 2.5 Mbps 4 Mbps
720p 5 Mbps 7.5 Mbps
1080p 8 Mbps 12 Mbps
1440p (2k) 16 Mbps 24 Mbps
2160p (4k) 35-45 Mbps 53-68 Mbps
4320p (8K) 70-90 Mbps 100-120 Mbps


Codec: AAC (Advanced Audio Codec)

Bit Rate: up to 192 kbps

Sample rate: 44.1 kHz

Channels: 2 channel stereo

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