This is a quick but important update-Twitter has Announce It improves the video display process to ensure higher playback performance.
Some good news: We have updated to improve video quality.
Starting today, the video you upload to Twitter will be less pixelated for a better viewing experience. pic.twitter.com/lJPI14PVRV
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) September 24, 2021
So what does this mean in practice? Well, did you know that sometimes a Twitter video is pixelated back to Commodore 64 times when it starts playing? Now, this shouldn’t happen, or it should happen rarely, because Twitter’s updated formatting process is now working hard to provide a better and smoother video playback experience.
In terms of technical specifications, there is no change-Twitter’s current Video upload specifications Yes:
- Minimum resolution: 32 x 32
- Maximum resolution: 1920 x 1200 (and 1200 x 1900)
- Aspect ratio: 1:2.39-2.39:1 range (inclusive)
- Maximum frame rate: 40 fps
- Maximum bit rate: 25 Mbps
Twitter also pointed out that for Video ad:
“For a 1:1 aspect ratio, it is recommended to use 1200 x 1200 pixels. For a 16:9 aspect ratio, it is recommended to use 1920 x 1080 pixels. When the user clicks to expand the video, larger videos will be better optimized.“
This update will not affect these requirements, but Twitter’s back-end processing will now be better equipped to ensure that your videos look their best, whenever someone encounters them in the stream.
So, now the videos you posted don’t look like watching them through dirty windows on a rainy day, which is a great update for everyone.