iPhone 4, can NOT Upload 720p Videos to youtube direct from phone! What a Shame

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mhx, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. mhx macrumors member

    May 6, 2008
    When sharing your finished iMovie video, the Camera Roll compresses the video to 568x320 in order to improve upload performance. The full-resolution version of your video remains in the Camera Roll, and you can transfer this version back to your computer when you connect your iPhone.
    REF: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4237

    iMovie doesnt allow it
    camera roll doesnt allow it.

    Once again, apple is missing features that SHOULD be here.

    Also see my other post:
  2. 211269 macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2010
  3. standingquiet macrumors 6502


    Feb 13, 2010
    Birmingham, AL
    Do you know how long it would take to send a 720p HD Video over 3G???? Let alone what it would do to your battery and Data.

    And even if on Wi-fi its gonna take a while which again is not practical when you on the go because you could be going in and out of coverage.

    and if your at home, well just use your computer over a decent connection.
  4. mhx thread starter macrumors member

    May 6, 2008
    So enable it on WIFI only.

    I can understand the bandwidth issues on 3g.
  5. xtend macrumors regular

    Oct 14, 2009
    Its a phone, you won't upload a 30min or 1hr clip. So at least over WiFi it should work! :mad:

    If i have a 30 min video i wouldn't use the phone to upload it. But everything below 10 minutes via WiFi should be feasible! :apple:
  6. thedarkhorse macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2007
    yeah, I don't see why not on wifi. Were talking wireless n here, its gonna be comparable to upload speeds on a computer. And iphone now also has multitasking so you can do other things while uploading can you not?
  7. iUser4Lyfe macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2009
    Jesus Christ Mac users have such a sense of entitlement. Will find ANYTHING to complain about. Uploading 720p video from a CELL PHONE is just impractical and would take forever. Transfer it to your computer and upload it that way.

    If your going to complain, complain about something that is actually relevant such as the antenna issue.
  8. kenypowa macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2008
    I though iPhone's new multitasking capability would allow background uploading ;)
  9. mhx thread starter macrumors member

    May 6, 2008
    LOL.. The trolling hypocrite buzzed in.

    Correct me if I wrong.. Apple advertises
    "HD VIDEO RECORDING shoot, edit, share ALL IN HD"


    At the bottom
    Share video anywhere.

    Say you’re in the middle of a text message conversation when you see something video-worthy. Tap the camera icon in Messages to record on the fly and send it to your buddy via MMS. Or select some video from the Camera Roll and attach it to a new email message, ready to send. Publishing to your MobileMe gallery or to YouTube is also just a tap away. And you can easily sync all the video you shoot on iPhone 4 back to your Mac or PC.

    So much for "ALL IN HD"

    Its 2010, the HTC evo 4g, can upload to youtube in 720p to youtube. This feature just needs to be enabled and APPLE should do it.
  10. Drag'nGT macrumors 68000


    Sep 20, 2008
    I put up the 3G iOS4 reception issue video yesterday. It's 39 seconds long and it took 5 min to load it to YouTube from my computer. The video was 720p.

    As silly as it is, I wish they'd allow it over wifi.
  11. SHIFTLife macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2008
    You can, in fact, upload to YouTube in HD. You have to use iMovie, the Photos app won't allow you to upload in HD. I know, iMovie is $4.99. Just spend the money if you want 720p uploading to YouTube, after all, what's 5 bucks after you just spent at least $200 on your new phone ;)
  12. master-ceo macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2007
    The SUN
    lol! They will just put a $30 Bumper on it to mask the stench. hahahaha
  13. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    I have to admit, I was a little disappointed by this one as well.

    It's not the end of the world...it's 1 little thing on an otherwise amazing phone. So I'm not really complaining, exactly.

    I'm just saying, I was surprised to learn this as well.
  14. mrochester macrumors 68000

    Feb 8, 2009
    It's a bit galling that Apple have deliberately crippled this unless you give them *even more* money. It's really taking the piss to the extreme.
  15. SHIFTLife macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2008
    Why does it surprise you that Apple is making a grab at extra cash? They've been doing that all along, though many have been blinded by the shiny "Appleness" of their hardware.

    Think about it. Apple has been selling us the same hardware available in PC's at a higher price (sometimes significantly higher) than a similarly equipped PC, all under the guise of a "premium computer". And we're willing to shell out the cash. So why complain now about an extra 5 bucks?
  16. naked macrumors member

    Apr 26, 2005

    This is a pretty big disappointment. I'm fine with waiting for long uploads, it's my data plan, it's my phone, let me do it!

    I need to take short videos, and upload them on the fly. This works perfectly... except they are not high def!

    I'm using this to share group experiences semi-live (delay is only as long as it takes to upload and for youtube to process).


  17. redman042 macrumors 68030


    Jun 13, 2008
    iMovie is WELL worth the measly $5. Any iPhone4 without iMovie is a waste of hardware. Spring for the app and fully enjoy your phone.
  18. wikoogle macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2009
    According to the OP, even iMovie doesn't let you upload 720p video to youtube.

    Are you absolutely sure it does? If so, this is a non issue, iMovie is well worth the price if you plan to use the video camera at all.

    But if it doesn't, apple needs to fix this.
  19. mhx thread starter macrumors member

    May 6, 2008
    iMovie does NOT mange the uploads to youtube.

    the built in camera/photo roll does.

    imovie is a waste of money unless you want to edit your videos. Plus it has themes you can add to your videos.
  20. gceo macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2007
    San Diego, CA
  21. TurboSC macrumors 65816


    Aug 4, 2007
    that's kinda disappointing... oh well, life goes on.
  22. UFOGoldorak macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2007
    Apple baby steps. I'm already saving up for iPhone 5 and its "one more thing".. uploading raw video because now they've figured out how to do it right.
  23. batitombo macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2008
    Not sure how did apple messed up the upload in 720p

  24. deadpoet macrumors member

    May 29, 2003
    Sydney, Australia
    Somebody here is lying.

    So there's conflicting reports whether it can actually upload 720p to YouTube, with or without iMovie. So which is it?
  25. mhx thread starter macrumors member

    May 6, 2008
    You can only upload 720p from a desktop. From the phone directly you can't. Even w IMovie it's a no go :(

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