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How to Upload AVI to YouTube Effortlessly

Can’t upload AVI to YouTube? Many people have such an experience. When they try to upload their AVI files to YouTube for sharing with family and friends, there is a note saying YouTube doesn’t recognize AVI videos, but the help center says it does. It’s quite puzzled, isn’t it?

AVI is a container format. The video and audio streams stored in different AVI files may be encoded in different ways. However, YouTube just only recognizes the specific way that the audio and video streams of AVI files are encoded in. So, if your AVI files can’t be accepted by YouTube, it may probably be the video & audio codec problem. What’s more, AVI is usually too bigger than 10 minutes, it won’t be loaded.

Well, how to upload these AVI files to YouTube? Actually, it’s not as difficult as you think. You can quickly and easily do this job as long as you convert AVI to YouTube accepted formats with a professional tool. For this, I strongly recommend Wondershare Video Converter ( Video Converter for Mac ), which directly offers you an optimized preset for YouTube. You just choose the preset and convert AVI to it with a simple click. If the file is too large to YouTube, this app also lets you split it for a smaller size.

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1 Import AVI files

Either hit the “Add Files” button in the upper left hand corner to import files or directly drag the local AVI files to this app’s left pane.

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2 Choose an directly-optimized preset for YouTube

Without setting any parameter manually, you just choose the optimized format for YouTube. To do it, you can hit the format image on the right side, and then navigate to “Format”> “Web” category to select “YouTube”.

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Note: If your AVI file is too large to upload to YouTube, you can cut it to the specific length (not more than 10 minutes). First, click the “Edit” button beside each video file bar, then in the Trim window, simply drag the two slides to select the clip you want. At last, click the Scissor-like icon to exact it and then hit Ok.

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3 Convert and upload AVI to YouTube

Launch video conversion by pressing "Convert" button in the bottom right hand corner of the main interface. The whole process just takes you a few minutes. When it’s done, there will be a notice saying all the tasks have been finished.

Quickly find the output files by hitting the “Open Output” button at the bottom. Now, you can upload the output files to YouTube without any trouble. Just have a try!

Please get the video tutorial below.

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