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Videos fail to upload to Youtube

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Feb 7, 2013 8:32 PM

Honestly, I don't even know where to start. Between endless spinning wheels and this most recent problem, I'm quickly being turned off by Apple. In some cases, this has a good deal to do with my ignorance, but I don't see how these products could be described as "intuitive" since a problem like should easily be fixed with a simple search.


I hardly ever upload videos to Youtube. I had no problem a few years ago after returning from a vacation. The other day, I tried again. No such luck. In the last two weeks, I have tried to upload several very short videos, none of them longer than 10 seconds, all have failed. For the heck of it, I attempted to upload one of my old vacation videos and was successful.


All these videos were taken with the same camera - download from that camera to iPhoto - then uploaded to Youtube. What could be the reason that videos that are several years old have no problem with uploading and videos taken in the last week won't upload.


I have searched the actual message given by Youtube (It will be included at the end of this message) and I get almost nothing. Youtube Help Center, for me, seems pretty much's as if they're speaking a language I don't understand.


Where are my Quicktime settings anyway? Do I need to be Quicktime Pro? Why can't I just select the file from iPhoto, like I've done in the past, and upload it? Do I somehow have to export this movie from iPhoto to iMovie? I just don't know...obviously.


I'm using Mountain Lion (10.8.2). Quicktime is version 10.2 (603.3).


Please let me know if anymore information specific to my machine is needed.





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