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6 Hours to Upload? - December 31st 2010, 05:01 AM

I have a real problem uploading videos onto Youtube (directly and not through some other program). Right now I'm uploading a video blog that's 10 minutes long. I record with a Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000 but I save videos in HD because I think my webcam is somewhat HD. If you tell me it's not HD, then I'll stop saving my records in HD to make the file size smaller. But the file size I'm uploading right now is 1,016 MB and it's taken about six hours.

Couple questions:

If the file size is too large, what would you recommend I do to lower the file size? Besides obviously less talking/recording.

And do you think that it takes a long time because my computer was custom built? Perhaps something isn't plugged in correctly giving a half-ass internet connection or some shit?
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Re: 6 Hours to Upload? - December 31st 2010, 05:56 AM

In regards to modern internet connections, upload bandwidth is significantly slower than download bandwidth. In most situations to upload a 1GB file to the web it can definitely take a while. Combine that with YouTube's heavy usage lately, I say that what you are experiencing is absolutely normal.
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Re: 6 Hours to Upload? - January 1st 2011, 02:48 AM

I'm not exactly sure but, I think you can render your video to reduce its large size.
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Re: 6 Hours to Upload? - January 1st 2011, 09:18 AM

Not sure but i just wanted to add how frustrating that is. I'll be watching this topic. I often gets frustrated as to why it takes so long to upload, when on my ipod touch i can send a video to youtube for the same length and it uploads in 3 mins.

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Re: 6 Hours to Upload? - January 1st 2011, 01:32 PM

@Ang, I know, right? :| Uploading HD videos using the new ipod touch doesn't take long at all to upload :| It's really strange :/

I will be keeping an eye on this thread also.

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Re: 6 Hours to Upload? - January 1st 2011, 11:46 PM

I used to do blogs to Youtube, and it took about 5 hours to upload with an 6-8 minute video. I think it is normal for Youtube.
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Re: 6 Hours to Upload? - January 4th 2011, 01:07 PM

Hm..thing is, it's never taken me that long to upload anything to youtube. Though what others have said about how your upload connection speed is likely to be a lot lower than your download speed might be a factor.

But it might be a regional thing since I noticed it's only American posters who seemed to have stuff take that long to upload onto youtube.

And to answer your other questions; if you want to make the filesize smaller, you'll have to compromise in quality. If it's a video, then reduce the audio quality (I'm assuming you've got a program to do this with) since audio quality is less likely to be noticed if the viewer is paying more attention to what you're doing.
Make sure, maybe, that you're using a compressed codec of some description. Remember, .avi or whatever is a container format, not an actual video codec. Maybe try using xvid or divx to encode your videos since if I remember right, they have quite good compression-quality tradeoffs.

Also, about what you said about your computer being custom built, it's very unlikely, but what kind of setup do you have for your internet?

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