Video:Upload Videos to YouTubewith Don Schechter
Do you have a video that you want to share with the world? Learn how to sign up for a YouTube account, adjust your account settings, and upload new videos to YouTube.See Transcript
Transcript:Upload Videos to YouTubeHi, I'm Don Schechter for About.com Computing. Today, I'll show you how to upload your own videos onto Youtube for the world to see.
Create a YouTube AccountFirst, go to youtube.com and create an account. To do this, click on the 'Sign Up' button at the top of the screen. Fill out all of the requested information. An email will be sent to you asking you to confirm your email address. Click the link in the email to confirm.
Customize Your YouTube ProfileNext, you can customize your profile by clicking on your username at the top of the screen. You can choose to add a photo, video logs, favorite videos, subscribers, and friends.
Fill in the Video Upload InformationTo upload a video, go to the upload page by clicking on 'Upload' in the upper right corner of the homepage. On this page, fill out your video information including title, description, and tags. Tags are key words used to describe your video. They help people search and locate videos on Youtube.
Adjust Video SettingsNext, you can choose to broadcast your video publicly or privately. There are also date and map options that let viewers know where and when the video was produced. Lastly, you can customize your sharing options including comments, video responses, ratings, and embedding.
Upload the Video to YouTubeThe next step is to upload your video onto YouTube from your computer. Click on 'Upload Video' to find a video file on your computer. Next, click the browse button to search for the file you want to upload. Double click on the file and it will appear in the text box. Click on 'Upload Video.'
Video Upload SpecsYoutube will accept AVI, WMV, MOV, and MPG files. However, the video file must be no larger than 100MB, and no longer than 10 minutes. The longer the video, the larger the file will be.
Watching and Deleting VideosIt may take a few minutes to upload your video. You can see the progress with the blue bar. When your video has finished uploading, you can access it in My Videos. If you want to remove the movie, click 'Remove Movie' underneath the video icon in My Videos.
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