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I cannot uploade to Youtube anymore.. What to do??

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I have some problems. I cannot uploade my videos to YouTube anymore.


I have barely started making videos and now it seems that I cannot uploade anymore, and I don't know what to do..


I have only made videos in the past couple of months, and my movie-libirary only consists of four videos.


I have recorded nearly two hours worth of film (119 to be specific).


When I want to uploade, the programs 'does uploade', but after a few minutes, which it takes to uploade, nothing happens. Not even on Youtube


I hope someone can help me solve this issue

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • John Cogdell Level 5 Level 5 (4,595 points)
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    May 14, 2013 6:50 AM (in response to natt3n)

    Rather than uploading from iMovie, have you tried using the uploader provided by YouTube?


    In iMovie, export the movie using Share > Export Movie. Choose an appropriate size (such as Large, HD 720p or HD 1080p). Give it a name and save it to a location where you can easily find it, such as the Desktop.


    Now in YouTube, after signing in click on the Upload button at the top of the page. From there you can navigate to your movie or simply drag and drop it onto the drop zone.




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  • John Cogdell Level 5 Level 5 (4,595 points)
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    May 16, 2013 1:07 AM (in response to natt3n)

    Hi Natalia,


    I'm not sure which iPhone you have, but the iPhone 4 shoots 720p video, while the 4S and iPhone 5 shoot 1080p. I have the iPhone 4S and am very pleased with the overall quality. However, I don't think I've uploaded any iPhone clips to YouTube, so don't really have a point of comparison. Most of my videos are shot with a dedicated camcorder (Sony HDR-SR7).


    When importing your clips to iMovie (I guess you are using iMovie '11), use the Full Quality setting - not Large as this will reduce the resolution to 960 x 540 (720p is 1280 x 720; 1080p is 1920 x 1080). Export as either HD 720p or HD 1080p, depending on the size you imported as (if on iPhone 4 it will be 720p; for iPhone 4S or 5 - 1080p). Upload this movie to YouTube using YouTube's uploader (as discussed previously).


    When viewing your movie in YouTube, set the viewer to HD. You will see some degradation in quality if you view in the standard setting.


    One other point. If you are using a third party app for shooting video on your iPhone, make sure you've selected a HD setting. Some camera/video apps allow you to choose a setting for resolution. The standard Apple camera app doesn't provide a choice, however.


    I generally use the iPhone app "Filmic Pro" for video, as it allows me to shoot at 25 frames per second (25 FPS), as well as others, and has several choices for resolution (for example, 960 x 540, 1280 x 720 and 1920 x 1080). Most video apps and digital still cameras use 30 FPS (which is the NTSC standard) but as I'm in PAL country I prefer to use a consistent frame rate of 25 FPS, given that my main camcorder uses that frame rate. It produces a better result when editing clips from both sources in a single project in iMovie '11. iMovie can handle mixed frame rates, but it can cause slightly jerky playback in fast motion segments when one rate is converted to match the other.



    MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2008), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3), Sony HDR-SR7 & DCR-TRV20E


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