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Uploading imovie slideshow

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Jan 6, 2013 3:03 AM

Hi, I have made a 3 minute slideshow of images on imovie, I have saved the file which is about 90mb.

I want to upload the video to facebook but am unable,

Any ideas on how to do this would be much appreciated..



I have all ready asked this question but only realized that there is a dedicated imovie forum.

iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2011)
  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)
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    Jan 6, 2013 11:18 AM (in response to Ryan McD)

    After you finish your movie project, there is no need to save. iMovie saves automatically. Also, be sure you did not move your iMovie project in the Finder. It should still be in the Movies/iMovie Projects folder.


    OK First try SHARE/MEDIA BROWSER or SHARE/iTunes in the sizes you are interested in. This is because if this fails, we know that your project will not render and therefore there is nothing to send to YOuTUbe.


    If that share finishes correctly, you can then SHARE/EXPORT TO YOUTUBE. It should start uploading immediately, because the movie has already been rendered.  If it fails at this step, it is usually because you used an invalid username and password for YouTube. A common problem is that YouTube now uses your Gmail email address and password as the sign-in for YouTube. If you use your YouTube user name, it will fail.

  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)
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    Jan 6, 2013 1:12 PM (in response to Ryan McD)

    OK Sorry. For what its worth, I tried to upload to FaceBook last week and Facebook would not upload, either through iMovie or directly on the web site. After a couple of days it started working again. I am not sure what was going on.


    In your case, you could upload to FaceBook through their website and see if that works.


    If publish is unavailable in Media Browser, it usually means that a current copy is already in the Media Browser.


    If you want to check, go to your Movies/iMovie Projects folder in the Finder. Right-click on this project and select "Show Package Contents". If there are Media Browser copies, they will be in the Movies folder.

  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)
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    Jan 8, 2013 11:27 AM (in response to Ryan McD)

    Facebook will take up to 1280x720.


    You can upload 1920x1080 to FaceBook, but then they will reduce it to 720P.

  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)
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    Jan 8, 2013 2:11 PM (in response to Ryan McD)

    Yeah, they will flag you for using copy righted material.  You can get away with it if it is a DVD that only 5 people will ever see, but once you put it on FaceBook or YouTube, they get serious about copyrights.


    You can use the sound effects and jingles in iMovie without worrying about copyright.

    Also. here is a link to some free (and some Paid) sites for royalty free music.


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