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How to Convert to YouTube Video Format

YouTube gives the power to its users to upload all kinds of videos for online playback. When you have recorded some interesting things that happen around you or have taken some wonderful videos at your party or travel, you may be eager to upload them to YouTube to share with the world. But do you know what kinds of formats are supported what are not? Also, do you know how to convert these videos to YouTube compatible video in order to upload successfully? Here, we have chosen some of the general formats for YouTube and given a short introduction to each of them. Besides, there is an easy-to-use guide to tell you how to convert to YouTube format with ease if your videos are not accepted by it.

Part One:Video format for YouTube:

MP4   It is said that MP4 is the most suitable format for YouTube. It offers better quality than FLV and it also has smaller size than AVI.

FLV    As a flash video format, FLV is widely used and perfectly accepted by YouTube and other video network for its small size and relatively good quality.

AVI    Due to its big size, you’d better upload AVI videos for short videos, and it also provides great picture quality.

3GP   3GP is a multimedia format designed to stream audio and video on 3G cell phones. Now, it is also widely used in the internet. But it seems that its resolution doesn’t fit YouTube well.

Except these I have mentioned above, there are many other formats that are well compatible with YouTube such as SWF, WMV, and MOV and so on. However there are also some formats that are not supported by YouTube like MTS and VOB, etc., in this case, you may convert the format to YouTube video format and then upload them easily. Here, Aimersoft YouTube Converter is a good option for you. You can finish your conversion easily and effortlessly.

Download this program here:

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Part Two:How to convert video to YouTube format

1Add video files to this YouTube Converter Mac

You should download and install this program first, and run it. You can right click on the blank space of the interface, and choose “import” from the drop-down box to add your video files from your computer.

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2Click "Convert" to change your video to YouTube format

After you have loaded the videos to this program, the video files will be shown in the main interface of this program. Now, you can click “convert” to transform your video format.

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3Set the output format

As you can see from below, there are various formats for you to choose from, just choose one as you want and click “ok”. After several minutes, the conversion will be finished. You can extract your video from the file folder and then upload them to YouTube.

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Tips: This program can also help you to download videos from YouTube and other video sharing sites with ease such as Hulu, Vimeo, Facebook, and so on. There are three ways to download your video.

1. Once you have installed this program, every time when you search videos in YouTube and open them, you will see a "Download" button. You can download videos by clicking this button.

2. You can also copy the video URL and click the "Paste URL" button to download your videos.

3. The easiest way is to drag the video URL into the window of the software and it will download the videos automatically.

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