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How to Upload WMV to YouTube Effortlessly

" I can’t upload WMV to YouTube. It’s only two minutes long. It tells me the server has rejected the file. But I know from the direction that WMV is one of the YouTube supported formats. What’s the problem here? "

-A user from Yahoo answer

That may probably be profile or audio & video codec problem. YouTube just only recognize very few special profile and video & audio codec videos. So if the WMV file is the one with incompatible profile or video & audio codec, it’ll be rejected by YouTube. It seems a bit complicated. Don’t worry. You just need to find a right tool to help you convert WMV files to the right format easily and then upload to YouTube.

The best tool I’ve met is Wondershare Video Converter ( Video Converter for Mac ). It directly offers you an optimized format with the right profile and video & audio codec for YouTube. So with it, you can convert WMV to YouTube quickly and easily.

Note that YouTube also rejects the file exceeding 10 minutes. If your WMV file is too big, you can cut it to the specific length directly in this app.

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1 Add WMV files to this WMV to YouTube converter

Hit the “Add Files” button in the upper left hand corner to import your local WMV files to this app. Alternatively, you can find these WMV files you want on the computer first, and then directly drag them from the folder to this app’s left pane.

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2 Choose an directly-optimized preset for YouTube

On the Output Format panel, simply click the format image or open the dropdown list above, then go to “Format”> “Web” > “YouTube”.

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Note: If your WMV file is too long to upload to YouTube, you can cut it to the limited length (not more than 10 minutes). First, open the editing panel by clicking the “Edit” option beside each video file bar. Next, go to “Trim” window where you need to drag the two slides to select the clip, and then click the Scissor-like icon and hit Ok to save it.

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3 Convert and upload WMV to YouTube

Start video conversion by clicking "Convert" button in the lower right hand corner of this WMV to YouTube’s interface. It only takes a few minutes to finish the job. When it’s finished, a notice will pop up, saying all the tasks have been finished.

Now, go to YouTube, and log in your account, then upload the converted files to YouTube. That’s all. By the way, if you can’t find the converted files, you can do it according to the output file path or directly hit the “Open Folder” option at the bottom of the interface.

Please watch the video tutorial.

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