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Mrkinator Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
So I've been using iMovie for about 5 months or so. I've had the odd problem, but have been able to fix it myself. But I just don't know what to do here. Every time I go to upload to YouTube from iMovie, iMovie says "Alert - Youtube has reported an error". I started over, still the same error. Google searched and no dice. I know I can easily export and then use Safari to upload, but iMovie is so much nicer.

Any help would be appreciated. I've got hundreds of subscribers and fans that want these videos uploaded :P

iMac 21" 2.66GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • johnmary123 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi, same problem as Mrkinator, Canada re error report while trying to upload video to Toutube.....but what error?...could try to alter if I knew the reason!
  • neslein Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have the exact same error. Yesterday everything worked fine, but this morning I couldn't uploade any movie to my YouTube account from iMovie '09.

    Then I tried to create a new account at YT, which worked flawless in iMovie....!?

    Does anyone have a solution to this?
  • Ziatron Level 4 Level 4 (3,450 points)
    Does anyone have a solution to this?

    Youtube is very buggy (The most famous bug is the inability to post a text comment).

    These work better.

    Works with iMovie 06 or iMovie 09 (I use iMovie 06 more)
  • zyfert Level 3 Level 3 (610 points)
    I have seen scores of posts both here and elsewhere over the past year about this problem but no solutions.
    Personally I always use the YouTube uploader.
    Export your movies to QuickTime from iMovie
    You then have a choice in which codec to use (mpeg4/h.264 etc) which can influence file sizes.
    I started doing this before iMovie had the capability of exporting in HD and this method has never failed.
    Sure it's an extra step or two but it works.
    Log into your YouTube account from your web browser and upload from there. If you have more than one movie, just queue them and upload over night.
    Regards, Zyfert
  • Benjahmoon Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I've seen advice to remove the account name from imovie, then add a new one.
    I've experimented with multiple different accounts.

    My ultimate solution was this:
    the Youtube account name i gave iMovie was correct, but there was an EMAIL ADDRESS associated with the account... Using THAT ADDRESS instead of the account name allowed the upload to proceed just fine.
  • moveyourqi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    This information proved to be extremely useful. Thanks so much!
  • Perry Wales Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Unlink your YouTube username and password to Googles user names and passwords. In other words, if Google allows you automatic login to YouTube using a gmail account, unlink these accounts from each other and log into YouTube with a username and password you have either already created or create a new account without linking to googles accounts.

    Make them separate accounts. To do this you have to be logged into YouTube and unlink the accounts under Account>Email Options. (you may have to go back to YouTube depending on what you did and make sure it has a valid email for you immediately after you do this or it will stop you from uploading new videos)

    This worked for me, I simply unlinked my accounts and iMovie 09 began to immediately upload after hours of frustration. Oddly I have never had this problem before and have successfully uploaded for almost a year without having to unlink the accounts, but hey, it worked!
  • BenCon Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    This worked for me! Finally! Thanks for that post!
  • SizzlingChicken Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank You!! This problem just started for me about a week ago. At first I thought You Tube was experiencing issues and dismissed it. I finally got fed up tonight and Googled for solutions and found this thread.

    I tired changing the user name within iMovie for my You Tube account to my email address, and just got an error message that the user name is incorrect.

    I then unlinked my You Tube account from my Google account (which have been linked for months) and presto! The export from iMovie to You Tube is working again!
  • zondor Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    YES!!! Unlinking the account worked like magic. Thank You!
  • manolomatoses Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Benjahmoon: thank you so much for your post. I've seen this error message without any reason, and it was unsolved again and again. I've changed the Youtube name by the email address in iMovie and IT WORKED!

  • yourmapper Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Unlinking the account immediately worked for me, but it is the most ******** thing I've ever heard of. Seems like a Google/YouTube issue. Thanks for the suggestion!
  • UCanCallMeAl Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    This thread help me figure it out but my solution was slightly different and perhaps applies to other people.

    Awhile ago I linked the 2 accounts but at that time I modified my youtube password just slightly and was not entering that new password within imovie when uploading .... I was blaming youtube all along ....

  • JDLonie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    All you have to do (if you have a YouTube and Google account linked together) is sign-in with ""

    The part does the trick!
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