3 Ways to Upload Video to YouTube

Whether you have lots of video files on computer, or just want to make your own videos to share, YouTube is a good place you should go. While uploading video to YouTube is a simple process for many users, it's not an easy thing for beginners. Besides, there are also other ways to upload video to YouTube. This article will introduce 3 ways to put videos on YouTube, covering beginners and amateurs.

Method 1. Upload Video to YouTube from Computer

The most regular way to upload video to YouTube is from web browser. On YouTube, you could either upload video file on your local folder, or record fresh video if your computer features a webcam. The steps are introduced below.

Step 1. Visit YouTube.com and register an account for free if you have not yet. Once you logged in, you will see your YouTube account name in the top side.

Step 2. Click Upload button to open a new page.

Step 3. You will have two options: "Upload multiple files" from computer or "Record from webcam" to share your thoughts. To your convenience, you could drag and drop videos to the page to start uploading. Otherwise, you will choose files in computer from a pop-up file browser.

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Step 4. When you selected a video, you'll see its progress as well as other options such as title, description, tags, privacy, license, etc. While the uploading is going, you could add extra videos by clicking "Add more videos" button. You could upload multiple videos to YouTube at the same time.

Step 5. Click to save the changed options and don't close the upload page until the video has finished uploading.

Step 6. When the upload process is finished, it costs some time for YouTube to prepare the video before publishing to the public.

Step 7. You could always go to "My Videos" page to edit the video info, view the traffic statistics, add annotation or captions, and so on.

Step 8. Go to the video page to share your videos and view comments from others.

Method 2. Convert a Video to YouTube-Compatible Format then Upload to YouTube

KeepVid Pro allows you to download videos from the video sharing sites, and converts the incompatible videos to supported video format. So if you want to upload videos to YouTube, you can take full advantage of KeepVid Pro to convert your video and then upload it to YouTube. The following guide will show you how to do that.

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Step 1. Download and install KeepVid Pro on your computer, then start it. The program will show you the main interface of video downloading.

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Step 2. Select Convert section and click the + button to add the video from your computer. Then you'll see the thumbnail of the video in the main interface.

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Step 3. After that, click the Convert button at the right side of the video, and then select Web Videos in the menu bar. After that, select YouTube video as an output.

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Step 4. Click OK to let KeepVid Pro start converting the video. The program will show you the converting process. When the conversion finishes, you'll see the Converted Successfully words. Now you can right-click the video and choose Open file location to get the video in your computer.

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Upload Video to YouTube from Mobile Phones

Nowadays, the mobile phones, especially iPhones, are powerful enough to record good quality of video for sharing. YouTube is the ideal site to share your catch-and-shoot video with mobile phone. On the upload page of YouTube, there is a Direct Mobile Upload link to give an email address to upload videos to YouTube. You can upload phone videos to YouTube by sending a message to the given email address. Here are tips to upload videos to YouTube from mobile phones.

Step 1. Visit Direct Mobile Uploads to get the target email address.

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Step 2. When composing the message, attach your video (only one video file allowed) and write the Subject (used as YouTube video title) and Body (used as YouTube video description) before you hit the send button.

Step 3. You need a 3G or WiFi network, and make sure the video size and length don't exceed the limits of YouTube video.

Step 4. If you have a big size of video to upload to YouTube, you are recommended to transfer the video to computer and send email there. Large video file size will cost your lots of time to upload to YouTube via email from mobile phone. Plus, it will use lots of you data quota and maybe cost you a lot of money.

Step 5. Go to "My Videos" to change more option such as tags, license, privacy, etc. using your YouTube account name and password.

Conclusion

All the methods mentioned above are helpful for you to upload videos to YouTube, and if you want to download videos from YouTube, you can use KeepVid Pro to accomplish the task easily. Don't hesitate to free download it to have a try if you are interested.

Video Downloader - KeepVid Pro

KeepVid Pro - All-in-One Video Downloader & Converter

  • Download videos from YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, and other 10,000+ pupular sites.
  • Convert downloaded videos to many formats and devices including MOV, AVI, MP4, MP3 and much more.
  • Batch download videos like YouTube playlists & channels at high speed.
  • Download YouTube HD videos (even 1080p HD and 4k videos) and YouTube 3D videos.
  • Download YouTube high bit-rate MP3 in one-click.
  • Download videos 3X faster with task scheduler.
  • Support downloading online videos in Safari, Firefox and IE.
  • Record screen or any video from online websites.
  • A built-in video player to play videos.

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