youtube upload stop half way through problem PLEASE HELP

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  1. eagles58 macrumors newbie

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    Whenever i upload a video to youtube, it stops about halfway through or part way through and literally STOPS. the progress bar just wont move or change. it is very frustrating. i use a wireless connection, and even when i literally sit right next to the wireless box, the problem occurs, the videos have ranged from 5 mins to 10 mins. it has occured on both safari and firefox. help!
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    It might be your ISP interrupting the upload, but have you tried restarting the computer?

    Do you have a different computer you can try?
     
  3. eagles58 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    @r.j.s

    the problem has been ongoing for about 3 days now, i have restarted, could it have something to do with disks being put to sleep? i am uploading the file from an external hard drive .

    what could be wrong with the ISP?
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    It could be, but I don't really think so. You could try copying the file to the internal drive before uploading it.

    Some ISPs don't like large amounts of upstream traffic and will interrupt the connection. I don't know if that is the case, just a possibility.
     
  5. eagles58 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    @r.j.s

    i am copied to the internal and i am uploading now, any other ideas?

    @r.j.s
    the file is fairly large, (700 MB) 6 minutes ... something there?
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    Not at the moment, let us know how it goes.

    It might be too big for YouTube, check their requirements for size and file type.
     
  7. Aniday macrumors regular

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    File size limit is 2gigs. And up to 10 minutes*


    *Unless you’re a youtube partner.
     
  8. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    OP, going back to the ISP ...

    Have you been able to upload videos of this size before? How many in the past month or so ... total size? 5GB? 10GB?
     
  9. eagles58 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    @r.j.s

    upload from my internal hard drive still stopped half way through.
     
  10. eagles58 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    @r.j.s

    i determined that it must be a problem with my ISP because i uploaded the video at school today on that network.

    any ideas on how to handle the ISP problem?
     
  11. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Use smaller files.

    Really, unless you call them to find out why and how to work around it.
     

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