Youtube not accepting .mov files?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by mikemayhem1234, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I edit every one of my videos in final cut pro... I went to upload onto YouTube, and it says "upload failed, conversion failed" or w/e. I've uploaded EVERY SINGLE VIDEO in .mov and it says that the format is wrong? wtf, help.
     
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  3. macrumors 65816

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    There are many variations of .mov. That's just the container, not the codec. You need to find out what you're exporting from Final Cut. Chances are it's the native format of the footage you're working with and that won't be compatible with youtube.

    As spinnerlys pointed out, there is a youtube preset in compressor. Or you could just export an h264 file. They work.
     
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    I don't know with what codec and resolution you are working with but I use the H.264 preset from Compressor which works well for YouTube !

    First I export a Quicktime Movie (ProResHQ) to the desktop, and then I import it to Compressor. I find this way to be the fastest and best in terms of quality.
    If you are using a multicore machine, create a cluster with Apple QMaster in the System Preferences so you can use all of your cores when you are compressing. If you don't know how, google : "Apple Compressor Cluster Qmaster"

    The Output will be a .mov file which should be no trouble uploading on YouTube.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    I reckon you're trying to upload a ProRes .mov file.

    At home (where I don't have Compressor) I export a MOV from FCE, open it in QT X, and Share to Youtube. Painless and the results are great.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for all the suggestions guys! i'll try the one with Compressor first, and if that doesn't work I'll try the QT X method. :D
     
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    Which technique/steps did work?
     

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