How do I upload a screencast video made with Jing to YouTube?

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how do I upload a screencast video made with Jing to YouTube
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NatTruitt

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Glenn Hoeppner, Employee

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Hi Nat,

Unless you're using the mp4 output setting of Jing Pro to create your Screencast.com content, you won't be able to send the files to YouTube.

The technical reason is that Jing creates it's videos and wraps them in a SWF player. YouTube does not know how to extract the video it needs from a SWF file.

If this is something you're interested in doing, we have another product called Snagit which will record video and send it directly to YouTube. It also has a boatload of other functionality. It is not free, but we do have a 30 day free trial which is not limited in any way.
http://www.techsmith.com/snagit.html

Camtasia Studio would also meet your needs and is more geared around screen recording and video production. It also has a free trial period. http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.html

I hope this helps,
Glenn
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turningpointup

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You may also try this method to successfully upload all kinds of SWF files to YouTube
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resfordot

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Here is a guide on how to upload SWF to YouTube at: http://www.faasoft.com/articles/how-to-upload-swf-to-youtube.html

It also applies to upload any videos to YouTube, like MP4 to YouTube, FLV to YouTube, MOV to YouTube, etc.
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Brad Chase

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Just used this, super easy and it converts everything online: http://www.office-converter.com/SWF-to-YouTube
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The most common video format to upload to YouTube is MP4. Therefore, the easiest way I know to upload your Jing SWF file to YouTube is by converting it to MP4.
For that, I recommend to use VIP Video Converter, which is the easiest and best way I know to convert Jing SWF to MP4.
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Glenn,

What version of snagit do you need to create a youtube supported "video"? I have same question as Nat and I have Snagit (v10). I recorded a couple of videos via Jing and placed them on screencast but would like them to get to youtube too.

So is the suggestion that I use Snagit to capture the screen movements? How do I add voice over? Does Snagit support this too?

Thanks,

Steve
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Hi Steve,

Snagit 11 has the video features you're asking about. It will also record audio, but only audio that occurs during the recording; you can't lay down a separate audio track afterward.

Here's a link to a two minute video that shows the how video recording works in Snagit 11:
http://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-sna...

Be aware, Snagit's recording features are more geared toward quick videos, so there's no ability to edit videos you record. If you need the ability to edit, add effects and more advanced video features you'd want to use Camtasia Studio.

I'd say download the Snagit 11 trial and put it through its paces (the trial is fully-featured). If you like it, you'd qualify for upgrade pricing because you have Snagit 10.

Let me know how it goes.
-Glenn
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john edelson

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You said: "The technical reason is that Jing creates it's videos and wraps them in a SWF player. "

Grrr. Technically, it's "its" in that sentence.

"It's" is the contraction of "it is."
"Its" is for other uses such as the possessive.

For some free practice:
http://www.spellingcity.com/sound-ali...

PS. I'm trying to upload a swf, created by Jing to Youtube, so I really appreciate this thread, grammar notwithstanding. I'll probably rerecord it using a free trial of Camtasia. I was hoping to find guidance on a conversion program.
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Glenn Hoeppner, Employee

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Hi John,

As someone who's done a lot of proofreading I'm embarrassed by that mistake. I try my best, but sometimes those mistakes slip past.

Re-recording is probably your best bet; we don't have any tools to extract the video from the SWF wrapper. You may also want to consider uploading your video to Screencast.com instead of YouTube.

-Glenn
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Bewre....Once saved as a SWF, the SWF file cannot be re-opened in Snagit. http://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-snagit-file-formats-overview.html
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Glenn Hoeppner, Employee

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The workflow you would use with Snagit wouldn't require to to re-save the video as a SWF.
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Had to use IE to answer.  Chrome not working, just kept asking for login but never allowed Submit.

I tried to find a free program to convert my Jing .swf files to something I could upload on YouTube,  but the 3  free ones I tried from CNET all failed to create a usable file.  I was hoping Snagit would allow me to open them and save the .swf as something else that I could use in YouTube.  Since I cannot do that,  I'm just using the Free trial period to see how usable Snagit is for creating tutorials.  Thank you for responding so quickly however.

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Glenn Hoeppner, Employee

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I see, if you read above you'll see that what I was recommending was not to import your SWFs into Snagit, but to play them back and use the recording feature within Snagit to re-record them as mp4's.

I expect your login problems with this feedback mechanism are related to third-party cookie blocking. If you have third-party cookies blocked, you will need to add exceptions for getsatisfaction.com and techsmith.com.

Sorry for the trouble,
Glenn
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Hi, an alternative would be to make a recording when you play the Jing movie on the web (record the recorded movie). I use Screenflow on my Mac to record movies, and from Screenflow its easy to export to MP4 and/or publish to Youtube. Hope that helps.
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I think you have to convert SWF to MP4 for uploading to YouTube. Try to find if your editor can export it directly to MP4, If not, a SWF converter is needed. Bigasoft Total Video Converter is recommended to do SWF conversion.
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Yes Monana is correct and the video would have to be converted. However if you would want to you can try the Free 30 Day Trials of Camtasia Studio or SnagIt 12 which are uncrippled Full Versions that expire in the 30 days. SnagIt 12 is not a bad option if you are on a tight budget for the money. Let us know if this helps and thanks for posting and have a great day/night.