Uploading to YouTube Won't Work

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I've wasted a total of 9 hours now trying to upload videos from Camtasia Studio 7.1 onto YouTube. Every single time, it doesn't work.

I do this thing that's called a Company of Heroes cast (Company of Heroes is an RTS game). What happens is people send me in their games, and I choose one to commentate. Kind of like a sports commentator.

For the last week it hasn't been working. But before that? It worked like a charm. But now suddenly, for no apparent reason, it doesn't work. The video I've been trying to upload is a 50 minute HD video. Could that be why?

And before you say it, "WUT?!?! FIFTY MINUTES?!?!" Okay, well some other dude that inspired me on YouTube does the same thing and he isn't even a YouTube partner. To top it all off, his videos are in 1080p without a problem.

Can Camtasia not handle fifty minutes of high definition or something? After finishing editing the video, I pass it through an HD renderer to make it 1080p. I do not know why, but this turns the file into a .camproj, which I take and choose the "Upload to YouTube" option.

It finishes uploading the project and all that jazz, and then it fails? What the heck? I've filled out my information correctly, I've given it a title, tags, description, etc. It fails, and it doesn't even tell me why. So I just decide, "No problem! I can upload it from YouTube."

Well, guess what? That doesn't work either. For some reason the little upload bar on YouTube goes instantly from 0-100% on a 50 minute video rendered in HD. How is that possible? To top that off, it also finishes processing instantaneously too. That doesn't make sense, because I remember uploading some Terraria videos with Camtasia the same way, and those took 20 minutes in HD.

So... I'm like, "Maybe it really did work?" *checks* Nope. A little down arrow appears, I click it. It shows three error messages. The sound files aren't recognized, the video files aren't recognized, and the format the video isn't recognized. Help please?

Also, I have a question you also might be able to help me out with, although it is slightly unrelated to Camtasia. At first I thought it was because the videos I was uploading are too long. But this little bar appears above the upload bar (on YouTube) and it says, "Congratulations! You can now upload videos LONGER than 15 minutes!" I don't get it.

Don't you have to be a YouTube partner to upload videos longer than fifteen minutes in length? Did YouTube make me a partner and didn't tell me, or maybe by accident? Because I don't see why they'd make a kid who has 2,000 total upload views, twenty videos, and nineteen subscribers a partner. o.0
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Better yet, I just managed to upload a video to YouTube that is three minutes in length and in HD, but the audio doesn't work. -.- Also, in the beginning of the video I have a black fade in to this picture of a game (the game the video is about), and then a fade out and into the rest of the video.

Those didn't work either. >:(

EDIT: Okay, I just realized I made a mistake and uploaded the wrong video, which was a rough draft of the final product. I'll let you know what happens, but it seems that Camtasia is lovely when it comes to uploading small videos (15 minutes or under) but anything that exceeds that results in problems, at least for me.

EDIT 2: Okay, I just uploaded a three minute HD video of some Day of Defeat: Source footage and it worked. What the...?
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Wondo123 AJ

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This is a HUGE problem and i need help fast, i want to export my video and when i do it says your not connected to the server, my connection is fine and its 5 bars! now that i can't Even upload my videos D:
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KitCattuu AJ

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Same its says no internet when i have internet DX well thats a day and a half wasted
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Joe Morgan

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There are sharing permissions within your You-Tube account that must be set properly. This may be behind the error you're receiving.
I never upload directly to you tube myself. I produce my videos as an MP4 and check the video for errors before I commit to an upload.
You could produce the video as an MP4 yourself and upload it manually until you resolve the problem.

Regards, Joe

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Guys i found a solution if you press convert to custom production and then a WMP (windows media player) then when your done go on youtube upload press find video and in your camtasia studio file there should be a file with your video converted to WMP click that done!
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Hi chilitall,

I'm sorry that you're running into this problem. It's pretty frustrating to have to wait until the upload finishes to find out that it didn't succeed. Thanks for providing such a detailed description of what you're trying to do, though -- it helps us make educated guesses at what might be the underlying cause.

I'm looking through our bug database, and the only thing I can find related is an issue where Camtasia will sometimes (silently) fail to render a produced project correctly if you've nearly run out of disk space on your hard drive -- which is something that is easy to do when you're working with HD video.

Can you check the available space on your primary hard drive? If that's not an issue, we can move on to other troubleshooting. Just want to get the simpler potential causes out of the way first.
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Thanks for the fairly quick reply! :D

Well, I have 186 GB free out of 465 GB on my hard drive (I only have one hard disk drive, called Local Disk (C:)).

My computer was manufactured by ibuypower, 4.00 GB of RAM, 64-bit operating system, Windows Vista.

Sadly, I've also deleted the FRAPs clips as well as the 50 minute video since then. However, the game that I casted I still have, so I could redo a test version so to speak to see if I can replicate the results.
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The only reason why it is that low is because I have quite a lot of FRAPs footage. However, it's just sitting around waiting to be used because of this problem I am experiencing.

I just used Windows Movie Maker and it worked. I can upload a 50 minute video with it to YouTube without a problem, and in HD. But I don't want to have to do that. I really love Camtasia, due to the fact you can do some nice editing with it, and I didn't even have to watch tutorials to understand how to use it.

I tried Sony Vegas 9, and it might be better (no offense) but it is very confusing to learn how to use, let alone master it. So I'd really appreciate it if you could help me out with this, or direct me to someone/somewhere else that can assist me. Thank you! :)
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Hi chilitall,

Just to make sure I understand your workflow correctly, you are:

1. Recording high-motion footage of the screen as you are interacting with games, using FRAPS to do the actual recording.
2. Running this output video through another third-party converter to increase the dimensions of the video to 1080p.
3. Importing the resulting file in Camtasia Studio, making edits, and then attempting to use the "Upload to YouTube" option to complete your production.

Is this correct? If so, there are a few additional things you could try:

- Edit the video from FRAPS directly in Camtasia, *before* you do the conversion to 1080p. This is a shot in the dark, but it is possible that the recording dimensions are too large for Camtasia to handle, or that the third-party converter is otherwise generating a file that Camtasia doesn't handle well.
- Reduce the dimensions that you are recording at.

Keep in mind that these are only educated guesses at this point, though hopefully one of them will provide an adequate workaround for you. My apologies for the delayed response.
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same here im trying to upload a video that i recorded with camtasia but when i try to upload it to youtube it says rendering project 50% complete and then it closes and it wont work anymore. if you dont know about this problem can you tell me how to convert it to a file that i can upload directly to youtube
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An alternative to using the YouTube plug-in is to produce to MP4, using the Custom Production Settings preset. The resulting .mp4 file can be separately uploaded to YouTube.

Note that if you want HD viewing dimensions available to your viewers on YouTube, you will want to record and produce at 1280x720 (720p) or higher. More information on encoding for YouTube is available at the links below:

http://support.google.com/youtube/bin...
http://support.google.com/youtube/bin...
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thank you
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i have a probelm were it uploads but its only one minute when its supposed to be like 13
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and uploading
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basically not all the time just mostly and only pretty much MPEG4 files the rendering gets to a lowish number then it says uploading to youtube O_o so it renders like 3 seconds cameron flint it sounds like you know what to do please help
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cameron flint please help me :(
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i tried that and it didnt render thats my probelm not that it freezes it just literally renders about 3 seconds and starts upload and its only with MPEG4 files because i want to custom settings and made it a .avi and it would fully render so cameron that cant help me please make sure you have progammed this correctly no offense because soon im going in there with Notepad++ if i dont get an answer soon better yet ill delete it and get sony vegas pro 11 i like camtasia but now its gone faulty with its mp4 files I FUCKING HATE IT to put it simply.
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gabrielplayroom

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oh yeah my fraps spilts the videos every 4gb is that a probelm?
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This is very annoying I know. When I was getting started with my YouTube videos before they became popular I couldn't upload because of this, but now I just cut my videos in half, upload one part and upload the other making sure that the time limit never exceeds 15 minutes otherwise they don't upload.

Once you get the hang of this they upload like a dream!

Hoped this helped.
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this problem isn't in the Camtasia. And yes in the Youtube. Is only to do the confirmation of your account. Problem successfully!
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I'm a bit confused on all of this. I posted about 14 videos each about 20 minutes long to youtube, and now I can't post a 20 minute video any more. All that it is changed about this video, is it has two background songs. It stops at 50% and fails to upload. I tried this many times and because of my slowish internet, I learnt that I can't use too much internet items like a bunch of wedsites up or playing a multiplayer game or it will fail. It usually takes about 2 hours uploading my videos because again, of my slow internet, and it goes faster the less you use the internet during the upload. When uploading the video, I used no other thing that uses the internet and it still fails to upload. I have a 1 TB hardrive with 186 GBs out of 931. So does this means it failing to upload because of my memory? I also have 8GB of RAM.186 GB left is quite low and none of my videos where uploaded that low, mebay one, but it was a shorter, less than 10 minute video. I really love making videos very much and I don't want to give this up. So is this about memory or something else? On some videos I just cut in half, because it's not right or it won't be a well video. Should I just do is create it into a mp4 file and uploaded on youtube that way?
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Hello again! This video helped me clear the confusion for me, hopes it helps for other people! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9y5MBIpnGaQ It takes a lot longer to upload these videos though, like a couple hours, but not like 2 hours as before for an avg. of 20 minutes. I uploaded a couple videos using the other way to upload videos in the youtube link above and it works well. . I need better internet, but if it worked before, why not now? I keep wondering why, and i wonder if it has to do with the memory posiablely?
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I tried uploading a 1 minute video that was created using the YouTube editor. I starts to upload and gets to the 90% mark and goes no further. I've tried different browsers but to no avail. I've waited for over an hour but it still doesn't move.
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There are different problems you may encounter when uploading videos in Youtube: The server has rejected the file, an error has occurred while sending the data over the network, an error was occurred while reading the uploaded file, and a security error has occurred. Making changes to your video settings can solve common audio and video issues.To do this, here are the steps to follow: Open the video in a video editing program, verify video settings and save/export. If you have uploaded videos in Youtube, you can use the BeUpon online tool. This system tracks your videos 24/7. It has an easy to navigate dashboard. It alerts you in times of video suspensions and set up back up videos too. To find out more, visit their website: http://www.beupon.com.
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same here im trying to upload a video that i recorded with camtasia but when i try to upload it to youtube it says rendering project 50% complete and then it closes and it wont work anymore. if you dont know about this problem can you tell me how to convert it to a file that i can upload directly to youtube
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Hi Richard,
Can you just produce the MP4 video then log in to YouTube and manually upload it?

Kelly
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