Tutorial to Post a Video on YouTube from Computers or Smartphones

According to the latest report from Google, there are over 1.3 billion active users accessing YouTube regularly. And these people watch 5 billion video clips on YouTube every day. Can you imagine that there is potentially more than one billion people view your creativity after posting a video on YouTube? Now we get to the point, how to post a video on YouTube? It is not surprising that only a few people can answer this question accurately. Because it is not as simple as sharing photos or sending texts on Facebook. To help people share their ideas successfully, we are going to talk about how to post a video on YouTube in detail.

Post a Video on YouTube

Part 1. How to post a video on YouTube

Now, YouTube is available to computers, mobile phones and some other portable devices. So there are multiple ways to post a video on YouTube. Before posting videos on YouTube, you should understand something important. Firstly, YouTube does not support all video formats. You'd better convert your video clips to MP4, M4V, MOV, WMV, FLV, and other YouTube supported formats. What's more, if your account is unverified, YouTube only allows you to upload a video no longer than 15 minutes. The long video posts are only available for verified accounts. Plus, make sure that you have the rights to upload the music video or the video file. Otherwise it may be blocked by Google.

Method 1: How to post a video on YouTube from computer

Step 1 Enter youtube.com in the address bar of your browser and log into your YouTube account. Click the "Upload" button on top of the screen next to the search bar to enter the upload page.

Step 2 Drag and drop the video file you want to post on YouTube into the upload page. Or you can press the white arrow icon to upload the video from Explorer. Then it will start uploading video on YouTube immediately.

Step 3 During the uploading process, you can add the details about the uploaded YouTube video in "Basic Info" tab, like Title, Description, and Tags.

Step 4 By default, the video "Privacy settings" is Public. That means everyone on YouTube could search and view your video. You can adjust it to "Unlisted" or "Private". The former only permits to view the video through URL. And the latter allows certain people to view the video.

Step 5 If you are willing to share your video to Google+, Facebook or Twitter at the same time, you can tick the check boxes in "Also share to area". You can find more custom options in "Advanced settings" tab.

Step 6 Finally, click on "Saved" button at bottom-right corner to confirm the settings.

Post a Video to YouTube Computer

Method 2: How to post a video on YouTube from iOS/Android

Step 1 Connect your smartphone to internet and make sure the YouTube app is installed on your phone.

Step 2 Go to the Photo Gallery app on Android phone or Photos app on iPhone and locate the video you want to post. Touch the "Share" button and choose YouTube from the list.

Step 3 Then you will be taken into the upload screen in YouTube app. Here you can customize Title, Description, Tags and Privacy settings.

Step 4 After setting, touch the Upload button. YouTube will execute your command automatically. It may take a while depending on the video size. During the process, you should keep you phone connected to internet.


If you cannot find YouTube in share list, you can open YouTube app and go to YouTube Menu > Uploads to achieve such task.

Post a Video to YouTube Phone

Method 3: How to post a video on YouTube from game consoles

Gameplay videos are increasingly popular on YouTube. Many people like to watch gameplay videos, even though they are not game players. So, you may wonder whether you can post a video on YouTube from your game consoles.

The answer is yes and the work-flow is rather simple. We take Xbox One as the example.

Step 1 After recording and editing your game video, go to the YouTube app on your Xbox One and sign in your YouTube account.

Step 2 Press the left stick on the controller until you see the "My Uploads" on the screen. Select the "Upload" option and then choose the game video to post.

Step 3 Then add a title, set the privacy and other options. If you are ready, push the "Upload" button again to start posting the video on YouTube.

Game Console

Part 2. Convert video for posting on YouTube

As I said before, YouTube does not support all video formats. Only the commonly used formats, such as MOV, 3GP, MP4, FLV, AVI, MPG, WMV and WEBM are supported by YouTube. So, when you get a video files unsupported by YouTube, what should you do? You can convert the video format to YouTube supported one with the powerful Video Converter Ultimate.

The biggest advantage of the video converting program is to keep original quality after the conversion. Moreover, it has the capacity to add subtitles, edit or enhance the video before conversion. The batch conversion features could save you a lot of time when you want to post videos on YouTube.

How to convert videos for posting on YouTube

Step 1 Install the YouTube video converter

Download and install the latest version of Video Converter Ultimate on your computer and run it. Click on "Add File" menu and import the videos to post from hard drive.

Video Converter Ultimate


There is a dedicated version for Mac.

Step 2 Set YouTube video format

Locate to the bottom area and pick up MP4 or other YouTube supported formats from the "Profile" drop-down menu. Drop a path to save the output in "Destination" field. You can find more options in "Settings" menu.

Step 3 Convert videos for posting on YouTube

Finally, click on the "Convert" button to start the process. When it is done, you can post the videos on YouTube as you wish.

Step 4 Download YouTube videos

If you want to watch YouTube videos offline, Video Converter Ultimate could help you too. You can open the YouTube downloader by clicking "Download" menu on home interface.

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Based on the guides above, you may understand how to post a video on YouTube from computer, mobile phone and game console. Whenever you want to share wonderful moments to YouTube, you can follow our step-by-step guides. On the other hand, YouTube does not accept all multimedia formats. And sometimes the video post fails due to compatibility issues. At this time, you will need to transcode your video files to YouTube compatible formats using Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate. Its lossless conversion feature is impressive. If you have any question about posting videos on YouTube, please leave a message below.

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