Instructions for uploading a video to YouTubeTo get started,
the first thing you should do is click on the "Upload Videos" icon in
the upper right corner of the YouTube home page:
Click on 'Upload Videos'
Login if you already have an account. If you don't, you'll need to complete and submit the sign-up form to create one:
Create your YouTube account
Describe your video
registered, you'll be able to begin the two-step video upload process.
First, you'll need to provide some information about the video you're
Provide information about your video
You'll want to include relevant keywords in
your title, description and "tags" that people will use when searching
YouTube for video content. For example, if you're uploading a video
snare drum lesson, be sure to include potential search words such as
"drums, lessons, snare, music," etc.
Keep in mind, that YouTube
video pages appear in Google's search results. So it's possible that
someone searching for "drum lessons" on Google will stumble upon your
video drum lesson on YouTube without actually searching YouTube
Select the appropriate category and language for your
video, and press the "Go upload a file" button. The alternative "Use
Quick Capture" button would allow you to record a YouTube video
instantly via a camera connected to your computer. (We'll go over this
option in a future tutorial.) Public or Private?
On the next page, you'll be able to upload your video file and specify the privacy settings (public or private):
Make your videos private or availabe to the public
If you'd like to only select people you
invite to be able to view your videos, choose "Private." Otherwise, if
you'd like anyone in the world to be able to view your videos, you
should select the "Public" option.
YouTube video requirements and recommendationsYouTube
accepts video files from most newer digital cameras, camcorders, and
cell phones in either an .AVI, .MOV, or .MPG file format. According to
their site, videos saved with the following settings convert and display
- MPEG4 (Divx, Xvid) format
- 320x240 resolution
- MP3 audio
- 30 FPS
(Note to WVZ Members
: Be sure to review the tutorial on how to get the best results when uploading videos to YouTube
is no limit to the number of videos you can upload, but there is a file
size limit of 100MB for "Standard" account members.
Videos can be up to 10 minutes long. If you have a Director's Account
you can upload longer videos. The YouTube Director program is
especially for musicians, amateur filmmakers, videobloggers, or
professional content producers.
."Upload your video
upload your video, press the "Browse" button to locate the video file
on your computer and then press the "Upload Video" button:
Uploading your video to YouTube
The amount of time required to upload a
video depends upon your internet connection speed and the size of the
video you're uploading. It can take anywhere from a few minutes to
According to YouTube, for users with a high-speed
broadband internet connection, the upload time is usually in the range
of 1-5 minutes per MB (e.g., a 10MB file would take 10-50 minutes to
Once you're video has been uploaded, YouTube will automatically convert it to the Flash video FLV format
for use in the YouTube FLV player
. This usually takes just a few minutes. Your video should be live shortly thereafter.