So recently I discovered that all videos on YouTube are stored under 5mbps bitrate. This is a huge heartbreak and disappointment to me. I always wanted to have a YouTube career and I have made about 200 videos. I firmly believe in providing crisp clear source quality content. I want people to see every pixel, not this gray, blocky garbage.
Anyway so 720p is 3500 bitrate. 1080p is 8000 bitrate. Google itself recommends you to upload 8mbps, but they limit it to 5. That bitrate recommendation article must be outdated. So basically all 1080p videos on YouTube are pixelated because they are basically upscale 833p.
This is very disappointing because i wasted hundreds of hours on rendering and uploading giant 15mbps videos. In fact, I don't even want to do YouTube if the only option I have is to upload blocky pixelated garbage.
So the question is, is there anything I can do, at all? to upload 1080p that will play with 8mbps, or upload 1080p 60fps that will play with 16000kbps?