How do I convert video to place on you tube?

GalacticaActual

Distinguished Member
Morning all,

can anyone tell me how I can convert footage from a camcoredr which I now have on DVD to something youtube will allow to be uploaded?

Unfortunatly I dont have any video editing software for the camcorder (miniDV) so I can only put it on DVD and then maybe convert the DVD to something.

Can anyone help?

Thanks.
 

redsox_mark

Distinguished Member
Quoting You Tube:

YouTube accepts video files from most digital cameras, camcorders, and cell phones in the .WMV, .AVI, .MOV, and .MPG file formats

but

We recommend the following settings:

MPEG4 (Divx, Xvid) format
320x240 resolution
MP3 audio
30 frames per second


What OS are you running... do you not have access to Movie Maker on Windows or iMovie on Mac?

There may be some free utilities which can do the conversions, but the easiest way is to use a video editor.
 

GalacticaActual

Distinguished Member
Quoting You Tube:

YouTube accepts video files from most digital cameras, camcorders, and cell phones in the .WMV, .AVI, .MOV, and .MPG file formats

but

We recommend the following settings:

MPEG4 (Divx, Xvid) format
320x240 resolution
MP3 audio
30 frames per second


What OS are you running... do you not have access to Movie Maker on Windows or iMovie on Mac?

There may be some free utilities which can do the conversions, but the easiest way is to use a video editor.


Hello there my friend , thanks for responding.

I do have windows movie maker on my PC , I can also convert a dvd to video TS files and use video ra I pod converter to turn these files in to mp4 video to display on an ipod. Would this work?
 

mmace

Active Member
since youtube can't accept anything over 10 minutes I assume your clips are already under that length

simply drag the .vob file from your DVD, rename it to .mpg and upload that, no conversion needed
 

toadoftoadhall

Active Member
is dragging a vob file the way to get best quality? A bit of a large upload to youtube.
I have tried all ways to get good quality, but none match the flash advert type things you get on there and other places. They always look sharp, no edges etc.
My best effort so far is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enrwf937PzA
and looks all artifacted etc. Vob file is really good.

toad
 

senu

Distinguished Member
I would suggest you get video editing software ( They are gennerally affordable , easy to use and can be fun once you know how). ..if only for occasional use.
Many You tube "clips" have high quality originals which were compressed for the sake of getting to You tube
Unless you have written over the original tapes It is still better to re Capture the clips from MiniDV via firewire using WMM to wmv ( which YouTube readily accepts) instead of going via DVD
 

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