Currently, YouTube lmits file sizes to 100MB and 10 minutes in length per video (there is no length limit for Director accounts). YouTube doesn't have any limit for the number of videos you can upload, and don't foresee adding a ceiling anytime in the future. So get crankin' and upload as many videos as you'd like?it's more content for the whole YouTube community to enjoy!
Longer videos require more compression to fit in the 100MB size limit, and the quality will go down as the length of the video goes up. Longer videos require more compression to fit in the 100MB size limit, and the quality will go down as the length of the video goes up.
Compressing your videos
You can take that 1-3 GB video file and compress it down using free software like SUPER ?. If you need a simple, yet very efficient tool to convert (encode) or play any Multimedia file, without reading manuals or spending long hours training, then SUPER ? is all you need. It is a Multimedia Encoder and a Multimedia Player, easy-to-use with 1 simple click.
YouTube recommends the MPEG4 (Divx, Xvid) format at 320x240 resolution with MP3 audio. Resizing your video to these specifications in your editing software efore uploading will help your clips look better on YouTube.
How long will my video take to upload?
Depending on your connection speed and the size of the video, it can take anywhere from a few minutes to several hours to upload a video. Generally, if you have a high-speed internet connection you can expect the upload to take somewhere between 1-5mins for every 1MB. However, the experience is different for every user because of the variation in connection speeds.
Last update: 07:37 AM Tuesday, August 8, 2006