how to upload video on you tube

How to Upload Video in YouTube

Hi friends,

This blog is just to share some knowledge about how to upload videos into YouTube.To Start with, I will tell you the basic requirement to upload a video into YouTube.

Main Requirement:

1)Need an account with Gmail or YouTube account.If you don't have one then you have to SignUp for one.

2)A video file which is of size between from 1kB to 1GB are eligible for uploading.

3)The Video file which you are uploading should not be a video of a serial, TV show or Stage Show.In otherwords the video should be yours.

Ways of Upload:

There are two ways to upload the file.

1)Single Video Uploader

2)Multi-Video uploader.

We will discuss about these two ways shortly.

Instructions to be followed:

1)Open an internet explorer and in the address bar type the address So you will get the You Tube page. At the top right corner we will see a link called SignIn. When you click SignIn, it will prompt you for an username and password. If you have Google Account, you can use that else you have to signup for either YouTube account or Google Account for free.

2)After successful signup, you have to login with the username and password.

3)Once your authentication is sucessful.You can click on the Upload link which is at the top right corner. Clicking the link will result in Video Upload page. There are few thing which you have to fill such as Title of your video, Description, Video cateogry for this you will have multiple options such as, Education, Entertainment, Food, Culture etc.,Tag field, which is a very important field because the words you are putting in will be the keyword for the search engine to point the traffic.Leave other settings as it is. Then click on "Upload a Video" button.

4)This time you will get a Video Upload page in which you will have a browse option to locate the file. Then click on "Upload Video". Normally it will take few minutes to upload the video. The uploading speed depends upon the type of internet connection and the size of the file that you are uploading.

5)Once the video is uploaded you will get a success message like "Thank you! Your upload is complete" then it will display a script and that script can be placed on any of your web page. So your website will display the video which you uploaded in the YouTube, in your website.

Options for editing the Video:

There are several option to edit your video.At the top of your website you will have a link called Account.

clicking that link will display a drop down menu with option such as "My Video","Subscription","Favourite" and "Contact".

To see all the videos uploaded by you click on the Option "My Video".

Now you will have a list of videos uploaded. Under that you will have options such as "Info & Settings", "Audio Swap", "Annotations" and "Captions and Subtitles"

Info & Settings:

This option will allow you enter a Title for your video, Description of your video and Tags. Tags is nothing but keyword under which your video should be listed.

For example: If it is an video about a car race.

Include tag such as Car, Race, Speed, Winner etc.

Once you done with this you can click save changes.


This option is cool option that allow you to add a sound to your video. YouTube does have huge list of music on different category, you can use those in your video.

There is special option called "Only show songs of similar length to my video". When this option is selected the music will be embedded into your video as same as the length of your video.


This Option will allow you to add a "Link"

Captions and Subtitles:

This will allow you add subtitles into your video.

Video of the same will be uploaded soon.


Karthick M

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Comments 38 comments

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Lady Guinevere 8 years ago from West By God

Thank you for this hub, but I have a question before I can upload anythng to YouTube. Can you make a slideshow on YouTube? I can only take still pictures and I don't have a video camera--only a digital one. Is there a way to do this? All this stuff is really confusing to me right now.

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karthickjck 8 years ago from Bangalore Author

Hi Friend,

Dont worry.. I will create a video explaining how to do a slide show with still pictures.. Give me one day.. If you don't mind..


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Lady Guinevere 8 years ago from West By God

Cool and Thanks a bunch!!! I need it for my sewing hubs!!

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karthickjck 8 years ago from Bangalore Author

Sure My friend.. I will do it for you and publish tomorrow.

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Lady Guinevere 8 years ago from West By God

: )

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Karen LaVelle 8 years ago from Texas

You have done a wonderful job with this Karthickjck! I will need this as well for my crafts and painting projects which I have planned for the near future! I notice you have 19 hubs and only joined 4 days ago! Welcome to hubpages! I think you are going to be a great success among the information seekers and newbies, as well! Good luck and keep up the good work! =o)

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agvulpes 8 years ago from Australia

Nice instructions mate, can you tell me what file types of videos you can upload and if there is a restriction on size.

thank you

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karthickjck 8 years ago from Bangalore Author

Thank you friend for your comment. To answer your question almost all kind of video formats such as MPEG, MPEG4, WMV, 3GP, AVI are supported by YouTube. You can upload video of size range from 1kb to 1gb.

kajacjlrr 8 years ago

hay sana mapanood nio 2....

Aimee 8 years ago


My requirement is to load a same video to multiple youtube Accounts at one shot.

Some sites allow to upload same video to multiple video-sharing sites,but it is not what i want.

Pls Answer and it will be helpful for people like me.

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ZipClip 8 years ago

This is cool. Thanks.

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Anamika S 8 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

This Hub is both informative and helpful. I have been wanting to use the You tube channel to generate some revenue for some time now. Thanks for the Hub!

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karthickjck 8 years ago from Bangalore Author

Hi Anamika...

Thank you so much for visting my hub..I am glad see your comment in my hub..

lou michaels 8 years ago

What I have something on an old VHS tape I want to upload. What's the simplest way to do that?

uma 8 years ago

work is very nice , keep it up.

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karthickjck 8 years ago from Bangalore Author

Hi Uma..

Thank you so much for visiting my hub..

Arber 7 years ago

Thank You....

nani 7 years ago

hiiii.this is nani.i created youtube account and i uploaded one video.but i didint find the url for that video to add in orkut can i get that video url from you tube?

plzzzzz tell me right solution.

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karthickjck 7 years ago from Bangalore Author

Hi Nani,

Login to your youtube account. Goto my videos then right click on any of your uploaded video and select "open in new window".You will get a new window with the URL in the address bar. Copy the URL and share it with your friend.

I hope this answered your question.


aaron 7 years ago

bkt pag mag uupload ako ng video sa youtube nag sign up ako tpos pinindot ko yung upload tpos may lumalabas na confirm e-mail tpos may walang kataposan yun bkt gnun???

aaron 7 years ago

bkt pag mag uupload ako ng video sa youtube nag sign up ako tpos pinindot ko yung upload tpos may lumalabas na confirm e-mail tpos may walang kataposan yun bkt gnun???

Lizzie 7 years ago

Could you please let me know if there is a possibilty of uploading a 33minute video in utube without having to split it into 4 parts...?

thanking you in advance

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karthickjck 7 years ago from Bangalore Author

Hi Lizzie,

It is possible provided the file size is less than or equal to 100Mb

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sandeep 7 years ago

I Having My Personal Videos & I Uploaded In youtube But Unable To Add this Video In Orkut Some Messege Come On Screen "sorry Tis Vide Does Not Exist" Like This.

Pls Do The Needful I Want to Add This Video On Orkut.

Peter 7 years ago

thanks for usefull description

I need to edit and upload 5 videos to youtube and I don't want to loose so many time

once again, thank for fosting helpfull article

peerdad 7 years ago


Karan 7 years ago

I can see that you have been extremely helpful to a lot of folks out there. I was wondering if you could guide me through something. Someone added a video that violated my privacy. On flagging it, youtube has taken it off however i would like to identify the source. I know the persons channel however that doesnt divulge any information regarding the true identity of the person. How could i go about this?

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shie rivera 7 years ago

Hi, I found your hub very informative and helpful.Hope you can help me.I successfully uploaded my Music video but when I tried playing it has a comic movement,like a fast forwarded video but the sound is good and clear. Its only 43 MB in size.

Thanking you in advance :)

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karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore Author

Hi Shie,

Thanks for visiting my hub. You can find a solution in the below link.


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china jewelry wholesale 6 years ago

It's useful,thanks very much!

aaronjams 5 years ago

Make a video and upload onto Youtube,so easy with a right software ,I am using a free software--Youtube Movie Maker,it can do it fine,try by yourself.

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Leptirela 5 years ago from I don't know half the time

Hmmm I am doing a hub where I need to put on youtube videos because I am talking about them even though it is not mine .. would that be a problem?

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karthickjck 5 years ago from Bangalore Author


It will be a copy right problem.


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japfooser50 4 years ago

I now have 2 channels on youtube. the old one I have had for a while. I would like to upload videos from my iphone to my new channel. it wants me to add an address to my contacts, but the video is to big to email. only under 25 meg. I can upload directly to youtube with my old account but do not see where I can change this to upload to a defferent new account. any ideas? thanks!

hup//tube mate net 4 years ago


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