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Are you happy with Youtube etc's video quality for game videos?

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by V4NT0M, 14 Oct 2012.

  1. V4NT0M


    Joined: 18 Jan 2007

    Posts: 19,708

    Location: Land of the Scots

    It's something that has come to mind recently, there are plenty of game videos all over the web but with graphics getting better and sharper (especially on PC) a lot of the smaller, sharp details and effects are just lost in compression.

    Is there a service or website around where I can reliably download higher quality trailers/videos?

    The major problem is that the data has to be streamed and therefore low bitrate. I have been thinking of a few alternatives and maybe setting up some kind of community.

    How would you guys feel about downloading larger game trailers of much higher quality like 500mb-1gb+ rather than streaming? If high res/quality videos were available would you be interested in waiting for a big download or possibly a torrent?

    Personally I would love some much higher quality videos and torrents may be the answer. Is this even something other people are interested in?
  2. [email protected]


    Joined: 8 Nov 2008

    Posts: 28,059

    Yes I am, however, I wouldn't say no to even higher resolutions / features.
  3. Chris-.-


    Joined: 10 Jun 2009

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    Location: Edinburgh

    Buffering... please wait.
  4. R.P.L

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Mar 2012

    Posts: 2,002

    Location: London(ish)

    Yeah I think that as long as they're recorded at decent quality and uploaded in 1080p, they're acceptable. I like the convenience of streaming, so I don't think I'd want to mess around downloading or anything like that.
  5. BluSky

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Nov 2011

    Posts: 1,237

    As long as it is viewable, I really don't care if the video is slightly pixellated or whatever. Fast buffering times are more important to me than playback quality on something like a game trailer
  6. Psyoletic


    Joined: 29 May 2011

    Posts: 524

    I don't want to have to download everything I watch just for a few extra pixels.

    Most of the trailers are in 1080p on YouTube is more then enough and they're plenty of websites that stream game trailers at high enough quality.
  7. ~>Dg<~


    Joined: 1 Jun 2006

    Posts: 33,003

    Location: Notts

    tbh yes im all for this . i upload at highest possible normally 60 fps 1080p but youtube then messes it up lowers and for certain games like racing for eg it can make it look laggy and so on :(

    with better internet speeds coming through hopefully they can raise the bar a bit soon
  8. Gazanimal

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 Mar 2007

    Posts: 1,945

    I stream at 720p for convenience & so that it doesn't hit me massively in the FPS department while playing but sometimes YouTube screws up the upload & it doesn't get uploading in 720p. That really narks me as I think 720p is still a good decent res, although I do like to watch in 1080p as well.
  9. ArnieRambo


    Joined: 10 Jan 2012

    Posts: 615

    you can go higher than 1080p on youtube...Original anyone
  10. Rroff

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 13 Oct 2006

    Posts: 77,764

    Yes its fine however you do need to know what your doing a bit in terms of capturing, processing (if any) and uploading (format, resolution/quality, etc.) to get the best out of it - its not fire and forget for video game footage.
  11. ChrisJSY


    Joined: 16 Jul 2006

    Posts: 6,552

    Location: Jersey, Channel Islands

    To be honest, there's only so much detail required to get the point of how a game looks or to enjoy it for what it is. It depends on the person recording/encoding in the end really.
  12. yashiro


    Joined: 9 Dec 2003

    Posts: 3,548

    Location: UK

    When uploading game footage to youtube it gets mangled beyond belief compared to your local copy of the movie. In addition, youtube does not do 60fps video which is beneficial for some games.
  13. Malevolence


    Joined: 21 Oct 2011

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  14. Soya


    Joined: 2 Jan 2008

    Posts: 763

    Location: Jersey, C/I

    Not particularly but not much alternative choice. I use it for my Flight sim videos, I use WMC 90% single pass encoding to reduce the video to a manageable size vs quality but when I finish UL it to youtube, the quality has reduced to, what I feel, is well below my level of quality. But what can you do, its free, so...
  15. KIA

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 14 Nov 2004

    Posts: 13,615

    YT 1080p is pretty good.
  16. RoXoRz


    Joined: 17 Apr 2010

    Posts: 101

    WHY OH WHY?!
  17. Defy Belief


    Joined: 29 Sep 2010

    Posts: 4,228

    I agree, never had a problem with it, I don't really watch game videos anymore though but it's not something i'd be bothered about, it's at a good standard.
  18. Neil79


    Joined: 8 Sep 2006

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    Location: On Ocuk

  19. .:MBK:.


    Joined: 30 Jan 2004

    Posts: 4,544

    Location: Harrogate

    its good enough for me, but then again any higher and it'd end up quicker downloading it from a decent hosting source. the joy of living in a village
  20. V4NT0M


    Joined: 18 Jan 2007

    Posts: 19,708

    Location: Land of the Scots

    I gathered there would be mixed response.

    I guess for me, it would just be for certain trailers, the ones I would usually watch two or three times anyway. I wouldn't mind waiting for a torrent to come down as long as I knew the quality was good.

    Sadly the only way I could get this to work on the torrent side is if there was a big need for such a thing and I don't have the time or money to host said files even if streamed at very high quality.

    Not to mention sourcing these videos from publishers/developers in the first place. I feel it is something that could be done but given the bandwidth involved not particularly attractive to web developers.