Exporting video from mac to online site

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  1. PMPKN42 macrumors newbie

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    I have a powerbook, don't have the built in DVD burner, but I can edit and make videos with IMovie. Problem is, when I go to upload them to utube or putfile it says file not found. Am I saving this file wrong? I also have quicktime, but it's not pro, and can only save the file with quicktime once I have edited it with IMovie. Any help or suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated!!
     
  2. eb6 macrumors regular

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    I've never messed with utube, but are you sure you are exporting the video project from imovie and uploading that and not just the iMovie project file?
     
  3. PMPKN42 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. eb6 macrumors regular

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    When are you getting the error? When uploading, or trying to view on the site?

    Can you play the exported file on your computer, in quicktime or whatever?
     
  5. PMPKN42 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I can view the video, and play the video on putfile, but when I send other people the link to the video, it doesn't play for them, says file not found and shows the broken quicktime thingy.
     
  6. PMPKN42 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Like here are the links: http://media.putfile.com/Oliver-Full

    <a href='http://media.putfile.com/Oliver-Full'>Click here to watch 'Oliver-Full'</a>

    I'm sure they will be broken links to people.
     
  7. mleary macrumors regular

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    I can download the quicktime file but it is only 4.4kb so that's your problem.
     
  8. PMPKN42 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It just needs to be bigger? I just saved it from Imovie, then saved it to quicktime. How do I make it bigger?
     
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  10. rebhaf macrumors member

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    YouTube sets limits of 10 minutes and 100MB max for your video. When you're in your project, click "share" and then select one of the smaller formats. I've always used "CD Rom" format because it compresses it to 50MB. Also, if you can get it into MPEG4 (via QuickTime Pro or one of the third-party apps), you may get better quality. However, when you're crunching 10GB projects into 100MB files, the quality is never great.

    To give you an idea, here's something I cut up in iMovie and posted on YouTube this morning with QuickTime Pro. This is about as good quality as I can get it. Not great, but viewable.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9X6z4_VwG70
     

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