Don't Wanna Be a YouTube Idiot
June 26, 2011 8:27 AM Subscribe
How do these YouTubers do it? Please help me upload videos that won't take forever.
posted by Fairchild to computers & internet (26 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I tried to upload a video (9 minutes, 1.0 GB) taken with my Cannon Powershot camera to YouTube last night. It was going to take several hours -- like 10 - 12 to upload. I started the upload around 7pm. I went to bed that evening around midnight with about 5 hours of upload time still remaining. I woke up this morning and the upload was not successful because of an unknown error. I did not use iMovie to edit or any other editing software. I uploaded it unedited or unaltered.
I have a Mac mini with extra memory installed. I know my husband has had to take some stuff off of the Mac mini because more memory was needed. Also, lately, we have been losing our internet connection. I'm pretty sure our internet speed is pretty fast when we don't sporadically lose connection. We have DSL. A few years ago I edited a movie in iMovie and uploaded to YouTube. I don't remember it taking too long but it was only a minute or so in length.
If I wanted to upload videos to YouTube regularly what would be my best bets for computer, camera, and software? I am interested in getting a Macbook because I want the iMovie software. The mini is mainly used by my husband. I use an older Toshiba laptop for web browsing. I want a computer all to my own to do my YouTube thing.
What should I buy if my main focus is to upload a couple of videos to YouTube weekly? And is there a way I won't have to wait more than half a day to upload? I know the size and quality can affect upload time but there has to be a better way. Last night the uploading was slowing everything down and the family was having a fit because their video games/connection were slowed. I want to upload high def videos but I don't want it to take a day.
Thanks so much for any advice on YouTube, equipment, etc.