Twitter improves video quality
Twitter improves video quality

Poor video quality on Twitter has frustrated users in the long run. However, the company has released potentially promising news about videos uploaded through the service, which now look less pixelated for a better viewing experience.

The platform removed the pre-processing step when uploading the video. The company stated that the removal procedure would split the video into smaller parts for viewing, which could degrade quality with additional processing.

Application researcher Jane Manchun Wong uploaded a video of an application called optimization to the test. Even if it looks better. However, the platform announced that the Twitter Media Studio that Wong uses to upload videos does not support the announced changes yet.

If you would like to watch a video in which the platform requires the use of improved video quality, please watch the video in this answer on Wong.

The second video seems to have improved. But since the background is mostly black, it's hard to tell how many.

Obviously, these two videos are not as clear as the high-quality videos you watch on Twitch or YouTube. This upgrade only applies to recently uploaded videos. So your old video won't see any improvement.

However, there is hope that the platform is working hard to improve the video experience. The upgrade may improve the quality of previous videos, as Wong's research earlier this week showed that Twitter is also exploring options for video playback speed.

Twitter says the new video has fewer pixels

Nothing changes in the technical specifications. The current video download specifications for all platforms remain as follows:

Minimum resolution: 32 x 32 pixels.
Maximum resolution: 1920 x 1200 pixels and 1200 x 1900 pixels.
Aspect ratio: between 1: 2.39 and 2.39: 1.
Max frame rate: 40 frames per second.
Max bit rate: 25 Mbit/s.

For video ads, the platform recommends a resolution of 1200 x 1200 pixels and an aspect ratio of 1:1. A resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is also recommended for an aspect ratio of 16:9. If the user clicks to enlarge the video, the larger video will be better optimized.

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