Share to YouTube - video not listed

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Hi, I made some recordings, and selected Share > YouTube. Entered in my credentials and details, and the video gets published without any issuse. From Camtasia, I can get the URL to the video on youtube.com

My problem is that that is the only way I can get the URL to the video. It is NOT listed when I navigate via web browser to YouTube.com and access my uploads. I can see the other videos that I've manually uploaded, but videos that have been shared from with the Camtasia 3.1.6 app on my Mac OSX 10.14.2 are not there.

Is there a way I can see the uploaded videos from Camtasia within the youtube.com portal? Or is this a feature of YouTube that videos uploaded with apps are listed somewhere else or not listed at all?

Ideally, when I publish/share a video from Camtasia it should be visible in the uploads page on youtube.

Thx, Jeremy
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susannemistric

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Sounds like you have the access option default set to unlisted in Camtasia...I never directly upload in Camtasia, but you do need to be sure that the default option is set to public or changed to public in YouTube after upload is complete if you want your video to be searchable.
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Correct, I set it to Unlisted. All of the other "Unlisted" videos I upload still appear in my Uploads section on YouTube. So how do I find the URL for Unlisted videos I publish from Camtasia? There is no way?! Except from within the Camtasia app?

Is this a feature? 

Here is my problem: I created and Shared a video to youtube that is Unlisted. Now my laptop is dead, and there is no way to find those videos that are on unlisted on my youtube account. This is far from ideal.

Jeremy
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This sounds more like a YouTube issue than a Camtasia issue. I know YouTube seems to be constantly changing. More than once in recent months I would have sworn things I knew good and well that I had uploaded were simply not showing. Or so I thought. I really wish I knew exactly what I did, but after much fumbling around with it, I finally did find the video I was looking for.
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To find the URL to a YouTube video, simply login to YouTube, choose Creator Studio at the top right, then head over to Video Manager on the left. That lists all your uploaded videos. Click on Edit to reveal all settings relating to that video, including its shortened URL ready for sharing. On this occasion you can replace the thumbnail, edit the title and description, and pop it into a playlist of your choice. 

Like Rick says, that's all YouTube - nothing to do with Camtasia.
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I'm with @susannemistric on this: when you share to YouTube, you have three options. Those are Public, Unlisted and Private. Whatever you've picked last, Camtasia will remember. Public means "visible in YouTube search results, and accessible/discoverable by everybody. Private means "only visible to you when logged in to YouTube", and Unlisted means "not discoverable in YouTube search results, but shareable with a private link".

The trouble with sharing to YouTube from Camtasia is that sometimes the upload process doesn't work, which means that you don't have easy access to the rendered file. It's kind of "hidden" in a temp folder. To avoid such trouble, and to avoid having to re-render your projects, most of us share to a Local File, then upload to YouTube manually. The upload options you get in YouTube are better explained, plus you have more settings you can adjust.

Hope this helps!
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For YOU to see...In this case, you need to log in to your YouTube account and access all of your videos via your dashboard, and yes, this interface has changed along with the updated environment. You can access the familiar legacy YouTube Creator environment instead of the new one that IS a bit off putting initially, by clicking a link at the bottom of the settings menu on the left side of the new environment. Then you can easily see your most recent videos of all access categories near the top left of the legacy environment and you can click a MORE link to see everything.
I hope this helps. I’m on a mobile device right now so I can’t post screenshots, but maybe someone will.
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If it was important enough for me to edit and render and upload, it is important enough to archive. I NEVER use the share to YouTube feature. Your experience shows why. Hopefully what SusanMistric suggested will work for you.

J wrote: 
"Now my laptop is dead..."

Of course you have a backup for your laptop drive, because of course you understand that all drives fail. A 1TB external drive, which is likely larger than your laptop drive, costs about $50 now. 4TB is about $100, which will archive many, many historical snapshots of your hard drive using Time Machine. Alternatively, Dropbox is $100 per year and will automatically back everything up over the internet instead of over a USB cable.
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Amen, Brother davemillman!! But I do recommend not rendering directly to an external or cloud drive unlesss you are SURE you have the processing power to handle it. That slows down rendering and tempts fate becuse it can all go poof if the render crashes... I always render locally and then back up ...even on my iMac i7 and my ASUS ROG i7 PC.

Murphy’s Law is never more applicable than where technology is involved. It will crash that one time you bypass best practices, and the one thing you didn’t back up will be the thing you lose...
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