I have a question about encoding. I make my videos in parts, usually three or four parts, because when any video goes over 16 minutes on my computer, Shotcut freezes up or crashes. The more data there is - second video track for inserting album covers or an audio track with samples of music - the easier it is for my computer to choke.
Because my videos go on YouTube, I encode each part with the YouTube option, and then stitch all the parts together with a playlist export in YouTube encoding.
This is a slow process. The initial encoding isn’t so bad, but stitching all the individual parts together (intro, first main part, second main part, ending) takes hours for a 40-minute video.
I wonder if it’s necessary to encode each part in YouTube first before doing the final encoding for YouTube or is there a more efficient and reasonable way. Like, encode each part in another setting and then put the parts all together with the YouTube setting. Or am I right doing it as I am?
Intro encoded with YouTube
First main part encoded with YouTube
Next part encoded with YouTube
Final part encoded with YouTube
All four videos put in sequence and encoded with YouTube.
Anyone have an obvious suggestion that might save time?