How to Convert Video to YouTube Format for Upload?

Updated on Dec 26, 2022
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  • Step 1. Add videos to the converter.
  • Step 2. Select YouTube as the output profile.
  • Step 3. Convert video to YouTube format at once.
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“I have shot a video with my camera and want to upload it to YouTube, but I can’t figure out how to convert it into something that YouTube will support. What’s the easiest way to convert videos to YouTube?”

As a video content creator, you might’ve made a video for YouTube upload but only to find it in an unsupported format or “invalid file format.” It is a stressful thing, but this article can help you out. In the following, we will go over how to convert video to YouTube format with a simple video to YouTube converter. But first, you probably want to check out the best video format for YouTube upload.

Best YouTube Video Format for Upload (2023)

Before we go to the how-to section, it’s best that we know something about the YouTube upload format first. As of now, YouTube supports many of the mainstream formats, including .MOV, .MPEG-1, .MPEG-2, .MPEG4, .MP4, .MPG, .AVI, .WMV, .MPEGPS, .FLV, 3GPP, WebM, DNxHR, ProRes, CineForm, and HEVC (h265).

If you can’t find your file format here, you are asked to convert the video to one of the supported file formats. But note that even if you choose the right format, you could still fail to upload the video to YouTube because of the incompatible codecs, length, resolution, etc. Fortunately, YouTube has stated clearly the recommended upload encoding settings, and your video can match the following specs for a smooth upload.

The Best File Format to Upload to YouTube:

  • Container: MP4
  • Video codec: H264 (no interlacing)
  • Audio codec: AAC-LC
  • Frame rate: <= 60 fps

Now, we can use an efficient video to YouTube converter to convert videos to the best YouTube format for upload. Learn details in the next part.

Video Converter for YouTube Upload

HD Video Converter Factory Pro offers varied YouTube presets that allow you to convert video to YouTube format in no time. It also helps convert video to Vimeo, Facebook, and other platforms for smooth upload.

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How to Convert a Video File for YouTube Upload?

WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is the perfect video converter for YouTube upload that can convert video to YouTube format without a hitch.

It already has optimized YouTube presets that allow you to convert video to YouTube-friendly format (H264 MP4 with AAC-LC audio) in one click. It also has customizable settings, and you can further modify the encoding settings, such as bitrate, frame rate, resolution, codec, etc. The whole process is straightforward. You can free download free download the program and follow the steps to convert video for YouTube upload now.

Step 1. Import Videos into the Program

Run HD Video Converter Factory Pro on your PC and open the “Converter” module. Next, drag your videos into the program directly, or import files through the add buttons.

At the bottom of the Converter interface, hit the triangle button to specify an output path or just leave it as default.

Step 2. Choose One Preferred YouTube Preset

Go to the right-side format section and click to open the output format list. Then head to the “Web” category and select “YouTube (for MP4)” as the export format.

Tips. At the “Parameter settings” below, you can further modify the output settings, like altering the bitrate, changing the frame rate, scale resolution, and deinterlacing video (if the source video is interlaced).

Step 3. Convert Video to YouTube Format

Finally, click the “Run” button to convert the video for YouTube upload.

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That’s how you convert video to YouTube format with the YouTube format converter. After the conversion, you should be able to upload the video to YouTube without error.

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