Imovie wont upload to Youtube

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  1. vikdane macrumors newbie

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    The title explains itself..

    Whenever I make movies, I use iMovie (10.1.2). Usually I just do it for my own pleasure, but lately I feel like I want to post some stuff on YouTube. But here the problem kicks in.

    So I am done with my project, and I want to upload it. exactly halfway through I get the message (in Danish, will try to translate)..

    "Publishing to Youtube failed. The action could not be performed. (Unauthorized)".

    I created another gmail account just for this purpose, so I would really like it to work.

    Any idea what to do?

    Thanks
     
  2. IngerMan macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    Try exporting your movie to desktop first then upload the movie from Youtube.
     
  3. vikdane thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. How do I do that?
     
  4. Macmonter macrumors regular

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    IngerMan is right! Upload to YouTube from your desktop by going to your YT channel and selecting "Upload" which then should display your desktop items including your video.

    I upload all my YT videos after first rendering the iMovie project to a Quicktime using the highest possible quality. I've found that an uploaded QT is displayed with better quality on YT than a video uploaded directly from iMovie. However, the QT upload time is longer!
     
  5. IngerMan macrumors 6502a

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    You can export the iMovie as a file instead of YouTube or FB, etc. Just export it to a destination where you will find it when you upload on the YouTube menu.
     
  6. vikdane thread starter macrumors newbie

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