5 Replies Latest reply: May 9, 2009 10:54 AM by AppleMan1958
Hershy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Often, when I edit my YouTube videos, which usually consist of me and an acoustic guitar, I edit my video first, then export the video to the Desktop. From there, I import the video into Garageband so I can tweak the audio and add effects. However, when I upload the video to YouTube, the video on YouTube seems to end up with the original audio. I then double check the file to make sure I got the right one, delete the video with the original audio from my Desktop and from YouTube and proceed to upload the correct movie to YouTube. Again, it STILL has the original audio.

Does anyone know why this is happening? Does it have something with the way the file gets saved? I noticed once that when I opened a movie in QuickTime and turned on the "loop back and forth", the video continued to loop back and forth, even with QuickTime closed and the video playing in Quick Look. What am I missing here? Is there something I don't know about the way QuickTime movies are saved?

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.5.6), 1.6GHz Intel Core Duo Mac mini, 2GB RAM, 320GB 7200RPM HD, Intel GMA 950
  • 1. Re: YouTube and QuickTime .MOV Audio Problem
    AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,340 points)
    After editing in GB, you need to use the SHARE menu in GB to export the video with your changes. You can save it to the same filename if you want, or ti a different filename.

    Once you do this, you can upload to YouTube using the web page for uploads in YouTube.
  • 2. Re: YouTube and QuickTime .MOV Audio Problem
    Hershy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Of course, that's exactly what I do every time, but then when I upload that video to YouTube, I get the audio from the original movie. Even though QuickTime and QuickLook both give me the edited audio. I guess it's no big deal. I'll just have to edit my audio first from now on, then make my edits in iMovie and upload to YouTube directly from there.
  • 3. Re: YouTube and QuickTime .MOV Audio Problem
    AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,340 points)
    If you are using iMovie to upload to YouTube, it will get the copy in the Media Browser, which you have not edited in GarageBand. That is why I say you need to use the YouTube upload page from the YouTube website. This will enable you to pick the file that you have edited in GarageBand.
  • 4. Re: YouTube and QuickTime .MOV Audio Problem
    Hershy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Oh, I don't use the Media Browser. I upload directly from the desktop. I think it may have to do with the way YouTube saves videos on it's server. I've found that if I change the audio and re-upload the video, it doesn't change anything, but if I make a small edit to the video, then it will take the audio and video changes. I think it may just be the way YouTube caches files. Give it a try. Upload a short video, change the audio, delete the first video and upload the second, you'll see that your audio won't change.
  • 5. Re: YouTube and QuickTime .MOV Audio Problem
    AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,340 points)
    Try giving your movie a different title. YouTube does not let you change a video and retain the same view count. You have to start over.