If you have a youtube channel and you normally upload videos to youtube and when your internet connection is broken or disconnects during the upload you would have to repeat the entire process again, as the default youtube upload web interface does not allow you to resume the uploading the same video in between.
Before uploading any video you should make sure that it’s smaller than 2GB in size and in an acceptable file format and less than 15 minutes unless you have permission to upload videos of unlimited duration.
Here’s a list of some well-known formats that YouTube supports:
- WebM files – Vp8 video codec and Vorbis Audio codecs
- .MPEG4, 3GPP and MOV files – Typically supporting h264, mpeg4 video codecs, and AAC audio codec
- .AVI – Many cameras output this format – typically the video codec is MJPEG and audio is PCM
- .MPEGPS – Typically supporting MPEG2 video codec and MP2 audio
- .FLV – Adobe-FLV1 video codec, MP3 audio
If you are looking for a desktop program for windows to upload video directly to youtube without opening the youtube website, you can try the best youtube uploader for windows, but unfortunately it does not allows video upload resume. If you looking for how to upload audio files as youtube videos, you can read our guide here
The best way to upload large file size videos on youtube is to use, YouTube’s Advanced Uploader which helps users reliably upload large files to the site (up to 20GB). By using Java on the client side, they can transmit the file in ‘chunks’ ensuring each piece of the file is received before sending the next. In this way, if the network connection drops during the upload, youtube simply re-upload the most recent chunk of the file when the connection is reestablished.
You will find the link to the advanced youtube uploader on the youtube upload page, at this link as shown in the image below.
Please Note that in order to use the advanced uploader, you must have version 1.5 or later of Java installed on your client machine. You can download the most recent version of Java from Sun here.