Google Drive Videos are poor quality


I was wondering if anyone has had the same problem as me. I'm trying to upload videos to my Google Drive but I've realised they're very bad quality on Google's end. Most of them being 360p when the source video I'm moving is either 720p or 1080p.

I'm just using "rclone copy x File to x drive:" command. Am I missing any important flags?

Checked a few videos I uploaded a week ago and they're poor quality too. So I don't think its a problem with them not being processed yet.


What is your rclone version (output from rclone version)

rclone v1.52.2

Which OS you are using and how many bits (eg Windows 7, 64 bit)

Ubuntu 18 64

Which cloud storage system are you using? (eg Google Drive)

Google Drive

The command you were trying to run (eg rclone copy /tmp remote:tmp)

Rclone copy

Just check the same video:
rclone size video1.mp4 (local)
rclone size gdrive:folder/video1.mp4 (cloud)

You will se have the same size. You have to undertand, if you upload video Google will create one version 1080p, 720p, 480p, 360p, but always going to keep the original file.

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Thanks for reply.I will check that.

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