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trigger5012 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Oct 9, 2011 1:53 PM

why wont my video upload to youtube via the share tab?

 

it goes nearly all the way then just stops, regardelss of if its in SD or HD.

 

any reason for this? is it because i have the trial version?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • jjwk Calculating status...
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    Oct 9, 2011 1:56 PM (in response to trigger5012)

    Having same problem with full version of Final Cut Pro X. I get this error message: "Publishing to YouTube failed because the username or password was invalid" -- even though I have confirmed that they're both correct by signing into YouTube itself multiple times.

  • JackSchwartz Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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    Oct 9, 2011 3:15 PM (in response to trigger5012)

    trigger5012 wrote:

     

    why wont my video upload to youtube via the share tab?

     

    it goes nearly all the way then just stops, regardelss of if its in SD or HD.

     

    any reason for this? is it because i have the trial version?

    I had the same problem at first.  You have to make sure that

     

    a) You re-login to the account every time you export inside FCP X

    b) You are logged into the same account inside FCP X and on Safari

     

    Make sure you do both of these and it should work fine.

     

    Good luck!

  • jjwk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 9, 2011 4:27 PM (in response to JackSchwartz)

    Thanks for the advice, JackSchwartz, but that didn't work. I was signed in through Safari, tried restarting FCP X ... same result.

     

    Worked just fine with Vimeo ... perhaps a YouTube issue.

  • quique Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
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    Dec 12, 2011 4:55 PM (in response to jjwk)

    I had the same problem. The YouTube page has changed, and in order to upload your video directly from FCPX make sure you create "My Channel" first. I once created "My Channel" I was able to upload from within FCPX just like a charm.

  • rakeshfromlynnwood Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 29, 2012 12:22 AM (in response to quique)

    No dice over here. The share monitor shows an increaing time to completion (yes, increasing -- probably a bug in FCP or its exporter if it can't actually get the time to completion right), and no useful information about what's going on. My first attempt at sharing to Youtube sat for 24 hours... for a 3-minute video.

  • Zacharias Beckman Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)
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    May 6, 2012 10:56 AM (in response to trigger5012)

    Same problem here. I was able to upload to YouTube from FCPX 10.0.2 no problem (uploaded many videos without a hitch). Something must have changed in the past few weeks though, because when I tried to upload again (same settings, same account, everything) I'm getting the "Publishing to YouTube failed because the username or password was invalid" message too.

     

    I tried upgrading to 10.0.4 thinking they might have fixed it, but no luck. Also tried the above suggestions, no luck there either. Looks to me like YouTube integration is buggy at least, or perhaps totally broken now? Anyone else have any ideas?

  • fox_m Level 4 Level 4 (3,340 points)
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    May 7, 2012 1:23 AM (in response to trigger5012)

    what looks like is happening is: FCPX uploads your video direct* to youtube, then it waits while youtube processes your video. Considering FCPX creates extremely high quality h.264 output for youtube (everything, actually), it can take youtube a relatively extraordinary amount of time to process the upload.

     

    If you click on Share Monitor, then turn down the disclosure triangle on your Project ("folder") and click on the circled 'i' to the right of the exporting video, you'll see at the bottom of the pop-out XXXX Video Sharing.mov to YouTube  XX% complete (after FCPX hits the ~95% mark).   ...Progress is s...l...o...w...

     

    From inspecting the log files, it looks like youtube and fcpx are communicating while youtube finishes processing your video. Testing a vid, I went to my youtube video manager page and sure enough, my upload was listed with a (processing...) on it. There is no graphic representation available of the stage of processing like the normal upload page gives.  [Even though YT was indicating that the upload was complete and it was processing - when I cancelled in FCPX (@95% / about 10percent processing on YT's side) - it killed the upload to YT.]

     

    Whether or not an upload succeeds... well that's a whole other kettle of fish. I don't have the patience to wait it out. Besides, I know how to optimize videos for youtube, and FCPX direct is about...oh... 4 to 5 times overkill... in most cases.

     

    *the first thing FCPX does is render the project out in H.264 format before uploading... It does not do that "on the fly".

  • Beau B Calculating status...
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    May 7, 2012 8:38 PM (in response to trigger5012)

    Same problem. I noticed is that the email address entered as the YouTube account is changed from: name@domain.com to name 0omain.com in the logs and the URL shown on the error message.

  • quique Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
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    May 8, 2012 7:14 AM (in response to Beau B)

    I don't know if this helps, but you have to make a Channel in your YouTube account.

  • dandig Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Jun 1, 2012 10:14 AM (in response to quique)

    I'm having the same issue.  The first video that I did worked fine, it took about 35 minutes to complete for a 400MB video.  Since then though it just hangs up.  I left one running for 15 hours and it still didn't work.  I was monitoring the outgoing bandwidth on my internet connection and it seemd that FCPX never even tried to send the video, it hangs before that point as there was never any realy data uploading from my connection.

     

    Given that there are many reports of issues dating back many months on this it would be nice to hear from Apple ......

     

    I should add that the whole progress bar is pretty useless as well.  As soon as I click proceed , it jumps immediately to 95% and says there is 2 minutes remaining,  It doesn't matter which video, or how big it is, it just goes right to 95% and sits there.

  • jjwood Calculating status...
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    Jun 6, 2012 5:01 PM (in response to quique)

    Thank you quique! That worked perfectly!

  • Raja Singh Calculating status...
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    Jun 8, 2012 8:34 AM (in response to trigger5012)

    Hi Guys -

     

    I had the same issue described here, and will try out the above step.  However, what was most frustrating to me is that after I waited through the render process, I can't find the file so that I can upload it directly.

     

    Does anyone know where Final Cut Pro X puts the rendered media, and if it's accessible and valid even after a failed YouTube login?

     

    Thanks!

  • rakeshfromlynnwood Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 8, 2012 8:51 AM (in response to Raja Singh)

    It wasn't in an obvious spot, but it turned out to be pretty easy to find the spot by scanning the log. If I remember correctly, you can get to the log pretty easily from the share monitor. I'd be more precise if I were at home and could open up the share monitor while typing this, but I'm in the office at the momemt.

     

    In the log you'll find a trace showing where FCP is attempting to upload a file to YouTube, including the progress and the error and all that, along with the file name and location.

  • jjwood Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 8, 2012 9:18 AM (in response to Raja Singh)

    Raja, the file can be found under the 'Final Cut Projects' folder. In that folder you will see another folder with the name of the project. When you open that specific project folder, you will see a folder named 'Shared Items'. Inside 'Shared Items' will see a .mov file. That is the file FCP uses to upload to YouTube.

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