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Chris Dolan
YouTube uploads take forever!
on Feb 20, 2009 at 3:53:30 am

I searched through those threads here which mention YouTube but can't find what I'm looking for. (It might be because my search skills suck...sorry.)

It seems like when I upload a full 720x480 clip, it takes forever to upload and become available... Sometimes several hours. Is there a specific format which YouTube will simply accept instead of re-transcoding?

Chris Dolan
Triple Three Productions
http://www.triple-3-productions.com


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Daniel Low
Re: YouTube uploads take forever!
on Feb 20, 2009 at 10:28:58 pm

"It seems like when I upload a full 720x480 clip, it takes forever to upload and become available"

Nothing unusual about that.

Have you any idea about the volume of transcodes Youtube is doing on a daily basis? Think of a number and multiply it by 1000 and you're still not anywhere near close.

Then remind yourself that it's a free service.

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Craig Seeman
Re: YouTube uploads take forever!
on Feb 21, 2009 at 2:06:08 am

I've uploaded HD files to Youtube. The low quality file will often appear within an hour. The HD version can take many hours.

Chris, when you upload the clip do you resize it from 720x480 to 640x480 first?
I compress everything to H.264 .mov first but other codecs work of course. If you're handing them a DV file at a non square pixel aspect ratio that may be part of the reason.



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Chris Dolan
Re: YouTube uploads take forever!
on Feb 24, 2009 at 7:34:18 pm

Craig,

Thanks for the reply.

I do not usually resize it. It is exported using one of the standard (Sorensen 3) codecs in Premiere Pro.

I imagine exporting it in YouTube's preferred size and compression would be ideal but I don't know what is the preferred format.


Chris Dolan
Triple Three Productions
http://www.triple-3-productions.com


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Craig Seeman
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Chris Dolan
Re: YouTube uploads take forever!
on Feb 24, 2009 at 7:28:57 pm

Daniel; That is why I asked the question.

I've heard that YouTube does not re-transcode specific formats which, theoretically, would be available immediately after upload.

If you are familiar with this formatting, please reply with your experience.

Thanks.

Chris Dolan
Triple Three Productions
http://www.triple-3-productions.com


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Craig Seeman
Re: YouTube uploads take forever!
on Feb 24, 2009 at 7:55:48 pm

There was a time when if you uploaded an .flv file they'd accept it as is without transcode but they stopped doing that over a year ago I believe.



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Chris Dolan
Re: YouTube uploads take forever!
on Feb 25, 2009 at 3:22:47 am

Thanks for the links Craig!

Chris Dolan
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http://www.triple-3-productions.com


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