YouTube is MONO!

I didnt know this until yesterday After spending a few hours capturing nice videos of Doppler plugins in use, resyncing the sound produced by them, converting & then uploading them – all to no avail. Its a bit hard demonstrating a stereo process in a video with mono sound.
Dear YouTube – Mono? MONO?? WTF???? MONO?????
It seems a few (as in two) people have managed to find a way around the YouTube recompression to FLV format with mono sound, but I spent an hour or two downlaoding compression tools & it seems I need a Windows PC to do it And frankly that just isnt going to happen… YouTube – Mono? MONO?? WTF???? MONO????? That Youtube factory must be an odd place – last time I checked most humans have two ears…

6 thoughts on “YouTube is MONO!

  1. Ralph

    Yea..my videos now go from Stereo straight to mono now on youtube. Why would they do this? I think it might have to do with copyright law. Many music videos being uploaded in high quality where people can download them or something. I’m not sure what the reason really is but
    you can always use http://www.livevideo.com and upload avi, mpeg, wmv and they’ll convert it in high quality stereo just as you hear it on your desktop.

    youtube sucks now.

    1. Pierre

      Just out of curiosity, why “MUST” any video be in stereo? What about those who are bilaterally deaf? They would not get any value from your stereo video. Not trolling here, I’m legitimately curious about why there is an absolute need for a video to be in stereo.

      1. tim Post author

        Why? because we have two ears! You know, from hundreds of years of evolution… Being able to locate something in the world using your ears is a critically useful asset ie directional location… With regards to your ‘some people dont need it’ the same could be said for colour, as some people are colour blind. But that doesn’t mean we don’t ‘need’ colour. Similarly some people have no hearing at all etc etc…. I’m legitimately curious about why you even need to ask, as it is so self evident.

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