Friday, 19 June 2009

How to Upload a Video onto YouTube

YouTube is a video sharing website which allows users to upload and share videos with any and everyone online. This essentially means anyone can broadcast what they want, when they want – which is why Youtube’s slogan ‘broadcast yourself’, as well as its logo, has captured the imagination of millions since its 2005 creation

The possibilities that YouTube offers is phenomenal! Many people use the site as a means of driving traffic to their own websites. Others upload videos of themselves, or of an event they want to share with the world simply as online entertainment. Indeed, the broadcast of personal videos is quite addictive. People can subscribe to your YouTube channel and be notified via email whenever you upload a new video, and are able to comment on them and converse with you and others about your videos, and the videos of others

Before you begin to upload your video you need to ensure what you wish to upload is under 10 minutes and smaller than 1GB in size. If your video is over ten minutes you’ll need to edit it into parts less than 10 minutes. For example, if you have a 28 minutes video, you can use Windows Movie Maker to cut it into three pieces and label the pieces part 1of3, part 2of3 and part 3of3 for your viewers. You’ll also have to make sure the video is in an acceptable format. Video files in the .AVI, .MOV, .WMV, and .MPG file formats are accepted. Most digital cameras, camcorders, and cell phones use these files so you shouldn’t need to do any file converting

Once you have your video ready the process is as follows:

1. Click on the “upload” button on the upper right hand corner of your profile page
2. Click on the “browse” button and locate the video file you want to upload, select it and click on “ok” or press the enter key on your keyboard
3. Click on the “upload” button and the uploading process will begin. At this point you can add in the extra information to go with your video – the title, video description, video category and tags. Click on the “save changes” button once you’ve added these details

Once your file has been uploaded it will take a few minutes to process and will become ‘live’ for all to view

Watch the video below for uploading a HD video

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