YouTube Video - 480p

Comparison chart illustrating the YouTube 480p Video size compared to other standard video sizes

Youtube 480p Videos are the default baseline for YouTube content and are considered an SD (standard) quality video. Standard definition video, such as 480p, was once the standard of video quality on DVDs, but most of our recording devices today output at a higher resolution such as 720p or 1080p. 480p videos on YouTube are most often downsampled or are simply older video uploads.

YouTube 480p Videos have a height of 480 px and width of 854 px for an aspect ratio of 16:9.


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480 px
854 px
Aspect Ratio:

Formats: MOV, MPEG4, MP4, AVI, WMV, MPEGPS, FLV, 3GPP, WebM, DNxHR, ProRes, CineForm, HEVC 

Frame Rates: 24, 25, 30, 48, 50, 60 FPS

Video Codec: H.264 progressive (recommended)

Audio Codec: AAC-LC (recommended)

Bitrate: 2.5 Mbps (Standard); 4 Mbps (High)

Duration: 12 hrs (max)

Print Sizes: 11.86” x 6.67” | 30.1 x 16.9 cm

File Size:
128 GB (max)


Drawings include:
YouTube Video (480p) interface mockup; size comparison

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Youtube is an online video sharing platform created by founders Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim. Founded in 2005, Youtube is now the second most popular site in the world, and is the go-to site for bloggers, watchers and conspiracy enthusiasts alike.