First of all, you will need to understand that YouTube is a platform solely for video broadcasting. That is why the MP3 file formats are not supported because an MP3 file type is a very common type of container used to store only audio files. So it is not surprising at all that you would be returned with an error message saying that the files is not supported when you try to upload an MP3 file to YouTube.
Then you would turn around and say how come there are plenty of audio files found on YouTube? Good one! I can only answer you based on what I know or heard off so far. It’s either through adding an image or photo to the audio files (then save it as a video file) or by converting those MP3 files into a suitable file format that is accepted by YouTube. The easier way out is to convert it by using the Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate so you can conveniently upload an MP3 file to YouTube.
Prior to that, you can try to create a video file out of the MP3 using Windows Movie Maker if you owned a computer that runs on either Windows XP or Vista. That’s because Windows Movie Maker is pre-installed onto those computers. Once you have added an image to your MP3 file, make sure that you match the photo or image with the audio’s time length or else you’ll most likely find the successfully uploaded file won’t be able to play the whole song.
Note: Currently, YouTube only support the following file formats; MOV, MP4, WMV, AVI, WebM, FLV, 3GPP and MPEGPS. On top of that, ensure that the content is not Universal Music Group (UMG) copyrighted, or else it will be blocked.
If you prefer to convert your MP3 files directly rather than having to go through a possible disappointment from Windows Media Maker, just install the Video Converter Ultimate and follow the steps below:
1 Drag-and-drop the MP3 files
If you have a number of MP3 files that needs to be converted, just drag them all at once because this Video Converter Ultimate do convert in batches.
2 Convert and upload the MP3 files to YouTube
The various output format supported can be look-up from the drop-down menu underneath Output Format. To convert an MP3 file for YouTube, just select YouTube Video, then hit the Convert button.
Note: You can also extract only the audio from any video files that you have and then convert it for uploading onto YouTube.
3 That’s it! Only 2 simple steps, you certainly don’t expect for more don’t you?
Start sharing your latest uploads on YouTube with your family and friends!