Want to get more exposure for your music or audio recordings? YouTube is a good platform for this. However, make sure you convert your audio file to video first, for YouTube accepts video files only. Don’t know how to convert audio to video for YouTube? No worry. The following article introduces two simple and free methods to convert audio file to video for YouTube uploads. Without further ado, let’s get started.
To upload audio to YouTube, the gist is to embed the audio into a video file (p.s. You cannot convert audio to video directly). You can achieve this easily with a video editor. We will share two free and simple-to-use editor tools and explain how to use them to convert audio file to video for YouTube in the next two parts. Hope you’ll find them helpful.
For Windows 10 users, the default Video Editor app, which is regarded as the successor to the discontinued Windows Movie Maker, can help you insert your audio into a video easily. Follow the steps below and learn how to convert audio to video with this software.
Step 1. Over the bottom-left Search bar, type Video Editor and open the matching result. Or you can launch it from the Start menu.
Step 2. Select New video project.
Step 3. Name your video and then click OK.
Step 4. From the Project library, click + Add to load the photos or videos (you can make them on your own or get them from the web) and add them to your Storyboard, where you can make further edits.
Step 5. On the upper-right side, click Custom audio and add your audio file. You can trim the audio file by dragging the progress bar. When the edit is over, click Done.
Step 6. Back to the main interface, hit Finish video to export a shareable video file.
Besides using the default Windows Video Editor, you can also try the online video editors. We discovered one online service that delivers the job perfectly and without a watermark. It’s called Voice2v. Follow the instructions to convert audio to video for YouTube with this editor.
Step 1. Visit https://voice2v.com/.
Step 2. Upload Your Audio File.
Step 3. Upload Your Own Background Image or select one from their library.
Step 4. You can continue to add text and your logo if you want. When you are done, click Create the Video Now.
Step 5. After the conversion is complete, click Download The Video.
After you’ve got the video file for your audio, you can directly upload it to your YouTube channel. Yet, on some occasions, you might find that the YouTube upload is slow or YouTube video stuck on processing. These are common problems with videos of big file size and wrong format. To ensure a fast and smooth YouTube uploading, it’s wise to use the best YouTube video specs, which is an MP4 file with an H264 video encoder and AAC audio codec, for your video. This could be done in three simple steps with Free HD Video Converter Factory, a powerful program that can convert any video to over 500 formats and device presets completely free of charge. Here is a simple tutorial on how to use this converter.
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Launch Free HD Video Converter Factory and open the “Converter.” Next, click “+ Add Files” to import the video into this converter. Or you can drag and drop the file into the program directly.
Over the right side of the workspace, click on the format image to open the output format library. You should see all the formats and presets available under different categories (Video, 4K/HD, Web, Audio, and Devices). Go to the Web section and select “MP4 for YouTube.” If you don’t want this output, you can also choose any other YouTube-supported format you prefer.
Tips: Under the output format image, there is a Quick Setting for quality adjustment. You can set a lower quality output to reduce the file size if it is needed.
Back to the main interface, click the bottom triangle button to set an output path or just leave it as default. When you think is ready, click “Run” to start the conversion for YouTube.
That’s all for how to convert audio to video for YouTube. If you have any questions during the conversion process, please feel free to contact me via Twitter. I’ll be glad to help. Thanks for reading!