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How to Upload MP4 to YouTube Effortlessly

Can't upload MP4 to YouTube? It is stated that MP4 can be uploaded in YouTube site. However, MP4 is a multimedia container format with different audio and video codecs. Your MP4 codec may not be supported by YouTube. In this case, you can use the software recommended in this article to easily upload videos in any format to YouTube.

Best MP4 YouTube Uploader for Windows / Mac (Mavericks included)

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Video Editor is not only a useful tool to let you upload videos in any format to YouTube, but also a professional video editing application to personalize video to be like a great Hollywood movie seamlessly. It can upload videos in any format and any codec to YouTube without limitations.

How to Upload MP4 With Video Editor

Video Editor is not only a useful tool to let you upload videos in any format to YouTube, but also a professional video editing application to personalize video like a great Hollywood movie seamlessly. Please get below to know how to upload MP4 to YouTube.

1.Import MP4 files.

After downloading and installing Video Editor, please just choose 16:9 (wide screen) or 4:3 (standard) ratios to enter the main interface. To import MP4 files, you can directly drag and drop it to the Timeline in the bottom.

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YouTube Upload with MP4 Format

2. Edit your MP4 Video (Optional)

You can customize your MP4 video before uploading it to YouTube with the powerful video editing function.

  • Basic Editing: You can trim, crop, copy, or split your MP4 video by right clicking it in the timeline. Or you can select "Edit" to rotate, adjust contrast or brightness, hue, slow down/speed up playing speed of the videos, etc.
  • Advanced Editing: Right click your video and select "Power Tool". Here you can click the 3 icons (Tilt Shift, Mosaic, Face off and Jump Cut at Beats) to customize your MP4 video.
  • Add Transition & Effects:Just click the options (Text, Effects, PIP, Transitions, Intro/credits and Sound effects) to polish your MP4 video. Play your talent to make your own video.
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    3.Upload MP4 to YouTube

    Just click "Export" on the lower right of the interface. Here you need to fill in your YouTube account and the video information like category, title, description, etc to share your video. This application lets you share your video to YouTube, Facebook.

    Even it lets you save MP4 to a DVD disk or other formats (MKV, AVI, WMV, MOV, etc) or you can save it to your devices (iPhone, iPad, HTC, Samsung, etc.).

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    YouTube Upload with MP4 Format

    Tips: What Video format is supported by YouTube

    # 1. YouTube Supported Format

  • MP4: a multimedia format used to store video, audio, image, subtitle. It is a part of MPEG-4.
  • FLV: flash video used to deliver video over the Internet with Adobe Flash Player.
  • AVI: a Windows video format.
  • MOV: commonly on QuickTime player.
  • 3GP: commonly used on 3G mobile phones, but also can be viewed on 2G and 4G phones.
  • MKV: a file extension of Matroska used to store movies or TV shows like AVI and MP4.
  • MPEG: video format.
  • WMV: a Windows video compression format.
  • SWF: Shockwave Flash.
  • Note:

    1. MP4 is stated as the best format to use.
    2. If your video isn't included in the format list above or it is included but still can't be successfully uploaded to YouTube, you can use a video converter to convert videos to YouTube recognized video formats. Please click here to solve your problem.

    # 2. Best Settings for Uploading to YouTube

    Best video format for YouTube
    H.264, MPEG-2 or MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio
    Native aspect ratio without letterboxing (examples: 4:3, 16:9)
    640x360 (16:9) or 480x360 (4:3) recommended
    Audio format
    MP3 or AAC preferred
    Frames per second
    Maximum length
    10 minutes (we recommend 2-3 minutes)
    Maximum file size
    1 GB

    Want to solve your format incompatiblity issue in uploading YouTube? Just download Video Editor to help you.

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    Product-related questions? Speak directly to our Support Team >>

    You have two different ways to download online videos. Click the Download tab, copy the online video url, and then hit the Add URL button. Or play the online video and click the Download icon on the top right corner of the video. If you still have some problems, please let me know.
    the downloader wont work for me i get the usual security thing when i click on the downloader then nothing happens please help
    Hi, Jordan, you have to sign in your own YouTube account to upload the video. Our program will helps to create a highly compatible format that made for YouTube website, so you can smoothly load it.
    Jordan Neel
    do u have to be signed into youtube? If so how do u sign in on wondershare?