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How to upload MP4 to YouTube?

August 19 2015 , Written by Bonnie

Description: Will you encounter problems when you upload MP4 files to YouTube? If so, read this artical to find the solution.

YouTube is the world's largest vide-sharing website, you can see all kinds of interesting videos on it, and you can also upload some of your recorded videos to it for sharing them with your friends from the world online. But when you try to upload an mp4 video to YouTube, maybe recieve a message from YouTube reading " invalid file format error message”. Why ? Keep reading.

Recieve an error message when you upload MP4 videos to YouTube, maybe because your uploaded videos to YouTube time is more 15 minutes (refers to a single), or upload of the MP4 video file size that is larger than 20 GB. If not, maybe because the MP4 codec is not recognized by YouTube while MP4 is a multimedia container format with different audio and video codecs.

If you want to upload MP4 videos to YouTube, the first thing you need to know is what video formats YouTube support. Even though YouTube accepts a variety of video formats, there are still some video formats being booted out. Below are the best video formats supported by YouTube according to YouTube website: MOV, MPEG4, MP4, AVI, WMV, MPEGPS, FLV, 3GPP, WebM.

To know more details about the best YouTube video and audio format, please follow the table directly below this summary.

1.Best YouTube Video Format

2.Best YouTube Audio Format

By knowing the above mentioned video formats and settings for YouTube website, you just need to encode MP4 files to YouTube more compatible format like FLV, H.264 FLV, AVI, MPEG-4 MP4, etc. Friendly reminder: Compressing videos each time will generally result in degrading video quality. That the truth about videos! The best approach is to compress files the least amount possible.

For those who'd like to upload MP4 videos to YouTube,Pavtube Video Converter can be a perfect choice, which can help you to transcode various MP4 codecs to YouTube friendly codecs without any error and you can share videos stored on YouTube with your friends anytime anywhere. It also has many editing functions such as trim, crop, text watermark, effcet, etc, which can help you upload more wonderful videos to YouTube. What’s more, this powerful tool also can encode 4K videos, H.265 video, M3U83D, MKV, DVD, etc to YouTube more friendly format on Windows (Windows 10, 8.1 and 8 included).

To start MP4 to YouTube video converting, you need to download iFastime Video Converter Ultimate, install it on your PC and launch it for preparation.

Tips: Mac system, please download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac.

Below is a step by step guide on how to encode MP4 to YouTube more supported format.


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How to encode MP4 videos to YouTube friendly format?

Step 1. Add MP4 video

Click "File" button to add the MP4 video file which fail to upload to YouTube.


Step 2. Choose the output video format

You need to select an output format. Find and click “ Format ” > “Flash Video” or MP4 as the output video format. You can also choose FLV-Flash Video Format, FLV H.264, F4V, etc.

Tips: you can choose “Settings” to adjust the video’s parameters, such as video size: (1280 x 720 (16x9 HD) or 640 x 480 (4:3 SD), video frame rate(30), and so on.

Step 3. Start conversion
Then click the big green arrow button to start converting your MP4 videos to YouTube highly compatible format.

When the video conversion completes, click Open Folder to locate the converted video files. After that, sign in your YouTube account and click Upload to upload these videos to YouTube for sharing with the world.

You will surely get the best YouTube uploading result, just have a try!

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