However, many people have questions about how long it takes for YouTube to process 4K content. There is no set answer because there are many factors that can affect processing time, but we will discuss what some of these factors might be in this blog post!
YouTube has been offering videos at a resolution of 4096×1716 for as long as I can remember. However, many people wonder how long it takes for YouTube to process these high-quality video files.
There is no set answer because time depends on so many factors! The most important factor in regards to processing time is your internet speed and the length of the video you upload. For example, if you have an average DSL connection with speeds around 12 Mbps, then uploading a 15-minute clip will take about 40 minutes (assuming we’re only talking about pure transferring time from computer to server).
If you were using Google Fiber or something comparable like 50 MBps+, then this same video would be processed after just one minute due to the high internet connection speeds.
Other factors that can affect processing time include resolution, color depth, and frame rate.
The higher these settings are, the longer it will take for YouTube to process your video before you can watch it. For instance, if a 1080p video is uploaded with both 60 fps (frames per second) and 24-bit colors in each still image, then this would be processed after about 20 minutes or so on an average DSL connection speed of 12 Mbps). If you were using Google Fiber or something comparable like 50 MBps+, then this same video would be processed after just one minute due to the high internet connection speeds.).
This also means that uploading shorter videos – say at 720×480 resolution- will help to reduce the amount of time it takes for YouTube to process your video.
You will also be able to enjoy a much better experience because there won’t be as many internet connections involved in transferring data from your computer and uploading it on their servers, which may lead to more error messages or an overall poor-quality viewing experience.
- This is just one example – other factors that affect color depth are different types of still images (eg: JPEG vs RAW)
A 15-minute video clip will take about 40 minutes if you have an average DSL connection of 12 Mbps and just one minute on Google Fiber with a 50 MBps+ internet speed.
You can also upload shorter videos which should reduce the processing time for YouTube to process your video since there are less data transferred between the computer and their servers during this period, meaning it could produce errors in some cases when uploading long-form videos that are high quality (such as 1080p).
The higher resolution that videos are in also affects this because there would be more data transferred between your computer and their servers during the upload procedure- making things slower if they’re not high-speed connections like Google Fiber with speeds around 100+ MBps+.
Check this video for some more insights regarding this topic: