• Audio Standards

    This article outlines the audio standards when recording and exporting your course on Udemy.

    What are Udemy’s minimum standards regarding audio?

    To publish your course, each of your course videos must contain:

    • Audio that comes out of both channels (left and right) and is synced to video
    • Audio quality that is not distracting to students
    • At this time, we do not permit the usage of text-to-speech software as a substitute for direct teaching by a live instructor.  Students want to hear directly from you to build trust.  
      • While text-to-speech cannot be used for an entire course, a high-quality AI voiceover program can be used to make course edits and smaller additions following publication. 
      • Instructors working directly with a Udemy team may also receive special authorization for greater use of text-to-speech software.

    Learn more about our course quality requirements and recommendations

    View our Teaching Center resource for additional tips from Udemy about recording great audio. 

    If you have questions about your audio, Udemy is happy to review a Test Video before you submit your course (Learn more).

    What microphone should I use to record my course?

    Most microphones can produce audio that meets Udemy’s minimum standards and is acceptable for your course.

    If you have questions about whether your equipment will suffice, Udemy is happy to review a Test Video before you submit your course (Learn more).

    What are Udemy’s recommended audio settings when recording/exporting files?

    When exporting video files in your video editing software, Udemy recommends that you select MP3 or AAC as your audio codec. Our video upload process supports many audio codecs, but selecting MP3 or AAC provides the most seamless upload experience.

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