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I just started using 2.8 for video editing. I've rendered the video but it always saves as a blender file. And it makes it hard to put the videos on YouTube. Is there any way to save it as a MP4 file.

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The following configuration produces an .mp4 file with codecs that are recommended by the YouTube guidelines and their recommended upload encoding:

  • Output format: FFmpeg video
  • Container: MPEG-4
  • Video codec: H.264
  • Audio codec: AAC

Adjust the output path to where you want the video saved. Then press CTRL+F12 or use Render > Render Animation in the UI to save the video.

Output configuration

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