Do y'all use h264 or h265?


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I’ve been using h264 but figured I should probably in fact be using h265.


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We use H.264 and I hadn’t really considered it before reading your post. It looks like H.265 has better compression, results in much smaller file sizes, and is better for streaming. I wonder what happens when Docebo converts the video though. Does it retain the settings of the source file or convert it to something else?

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I would think that an mp4-wrapped h264 or h265 would be left as-is, but who knows! It is definitely better for streaming afaik.

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We’ve been using h264 part 10.

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@elliott.vickrey Do you know who Stefano R is, and might they be able to weigh in (or someone else) on the best codec?

 

BTW regarding the “blurring” at the start, I’ve found that using a MBPS rate around 2 is much better than a MBPS rate of 10-20 to reduce - but not eliminate - this problem. Sadly, our intro to all videos has sound in it that sounds not amazing when “blurred” (compressed) within the first 1 second.

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I use both for different things, don’t do much direct docebo uploads so can’t advise much there. In general I do h264 unless I know the platform/service fully supports h265 without issues. I run into occasional enough issues in various places that it feels like it’s not quite there to be my always go to get. 

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Supposedly 265 is about 30% smaller file size with comparable quality - according to Google. 
 

Also what MBPS do people here use for native Docebo video player? Most of our trainings are someone standing in front of a static greenscreened background, so they compress REALLY well. The lower the MBPS the better resolution most users will get, and the faster the preloading/live loading at the start of the video - that “blurring”/artifacting. 1mbps even looks pretty good. 

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I had to check this as we generally just use the default settings in our video editor. The settings are as follows:

Size: 1920 x 1080

Frame rate: 30 fps

Video bitrate: About 7500 kbps

Audio bitrate: 128 kbps

Codec: H.264

Color mode: NTSC

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@Bfarkas  Stefano R is one of the  Docebo support team 

 

Cheers, Gary

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@Bfarkas  Stefano R is one of the  Docebo support team 

 

Cheers, Gary

Thanks Gary, I think @lrodman was asking though, I know Stefano well.

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I’m just honored to be mistaken for Bfarkas!

 

@stefano.rotunno are you the right Stefano?

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Hi guys, sorry to be late, I’ve just been in holiday for a couple of days, yes Stefano R it’s me, stefano.rotunno :).

 

Please let me know if i can help you guys with anything :)

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 Hi guys, sorry to be late, I’ve just been in holiday for a couple of days, yes Stefano R it’s me, stefano.rotunno :).

 

Please let me know if i can help you guys with anything :)

Happy holiday! 

We’re trying to figure out the best codec for the default native docebo video player please.

 

h264 or h265?

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According with our knowledge base https://help.docebo.com/hc/en-us/articles/360020128359-Uploading-and-Converting-Video-Training-Material, under Technical specifications, Once a video file is uploaded, the system will automatically convert it in MP4 or HLS format with the following specifications:

 

 

I hope this can be helpful :)

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Thanks @stefano.rotunno

We all should have checked the knowledge base!

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Anytime 😉 @Daniel

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That’s weird then… what’s up with that one person who’s having issues with h265?

 

In any case, thanks Stefano!

 

Any plans to add 265 in the future?

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That’s weird then… what’s up with that one person who’s having issues with h265?

 

In any case, thanks Stefano!

 

Any plans to add 265 in the future?

 @lrodman Maybe the conversion process from 265 to 264 is causing the issues.

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Hi Guys, sorry to let you wait, I had a talk with the product manager involved in this topic and at the moment I cannot tell you more since i didn’t get any useful info, my apologies.

 

I tried 🤷🏽.

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Thanks for trying!

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Hi Guys, sorry to let you wait, I had a talk with the product manager involved in this topic and at the moment I cannot tell you more since i didn’t get any useful info, my apologies.

 

I tried 🤷🏽.

All we can do is try 😀

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