Convert MP4 and Upload to YouTube Site for Sharing

Nowadays, YouTube is one of the most popular video sharing sites where you can upload, share and view the funniest, strangest and best videos. But for movie addicts attempting to upload MP4 to YouTube for sharing with family and friends, they will pull a long face snoot when they found YouTube doesn't recognize their MP4 format. Why users fail to upload MP4 to YouTube sometimes? Find reasons and a simple solution to convert and fast share MP4 onto YouTube online in high quality below.

Upload Any MP4 Video to YouTube

Part 1. Best Recommendation to Convert MP4 for Uploading to YouTube

Part 2. Why can't Upload MP4 to YouTube sometimes?

Part 3. How to Convert Various Kinds of MP4 to YouTube Format for fast sharing?

Part 4. How to Upload Converted MP4 to YouTube site Successfully

Part 5. Extended Knowledge: Video Upload YouTube Requirements

Part 1. Best Recommendation to Convert MP4 for Uploading to YouTube

As a YouTube enthusiast owning a flood of MP4 files, uploading MP4 to YouTube site is quite a common thing. I usually use the trustworthy Dimo Video Converter Ultimate to accomplish this task for this program works well as a professional MP4 to YouTube converter allowing you to change your incompatible MP4 files to compatible format with YouTube site for uploading with fast speed while delivering exquisite picture.

Besides, before converting your movies, you can use the built-in video editor to trim the videos into multiple segments with short duration and personalize the videos to achieve a better overall effect. More notably, for those who are not professional with video format, you needn't study much about your file format, this top MP4 video converter for YouTube furnishes output profiles for YouTube, thus enabling you to directly convert MP4 to YouTube for further uploading in simple clicks. If you want to upload MP4 files to YouTube on Mac(OS High Sierra), please turn to MP4 to YouTube Converter for Mac.

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Part 2. Why can't Upload MP4 to YouTube sometimes?

Why can't upload MP4 to YouTube sometimes? Below are the possible reasons:

Reason 1: MP4 Codec is not Supported by YouTube

According to YouTube Official Website, YouTube can only support MPEG-4/H.264 video and AAC audio, but MP4 is a complex video container with various video and audio codecs. When MP4 video that you want to upload contains YouTube unsupported codecs, YouTube will reject your MP4 video file. 

Reason 2: The MP4 file is too long or large to upload to YouTube

By default, you can upload videos that are 15 minutes long. To upload longer videos, you may need to trim long MP4 video into smaller parts so as to share on YouTube without limit.

Reason 3: MP4 is broken

MP4 Video content will not be correctly accepted by YouTube, if there is an error in the content or the container. There are a lot of reasons that result in a broken MP4 video some of the reasons include; bad file header, inappropriate storage media, and many others.

Part 3. How to Convert Various Kinds of MP4 to YouTube Format for fast sharing?

To solve "YouTube refuse to upload MP4" issue, see how to convert all kinds of MP4 videos and movies to YouTube more compatible formats with an excellent software above- Dimo Video Converter Ultimate - it can convert MP4 video to YouTube on Windows (10) and Mac(OS High Sierra) after 3 clicks and then directly upload your files to the site with 1 click, while keeping your video quality!

Simple Steps to Convert MP4 Videos to YouTube Supported Format with Dimo

Step 1. Import your MP4 files 

Top MP4 video converter

Open the program and make sure you are working under the "Converter" tab to be able to access all the features this top MP4 Video Converter has to offer when it comes to converting your MP4 media files. Next, you have to import your MP4 files to the converter. You may either manually browse by clicking "Add File" or drag-and-drop your MP4 files to import them. Once imported, your videos will appear listed in the window. 


Step 2. Select YouTube friendly format 

YouTube friendly format

You'll have to set the output format for the MP4 videos you have imported. Select a video you imported. The formats where you can convert your video to are listed below. Go to the "Format > Web" category and select the "YouTube" format. This will have your video converted to the format best for uploading to YouTube. The H264 will be used as its video codec and the AAC as its audio codec. 



Tip 1: How to Compress A MP4 Video for YouTube

You can press the Settings button to adjust the video size, bitrate, frame rate, audio sample rate, etc to optimize the quality. The highest video resolution that YouTube support is 3840×2160. And the common frame rates for YouTube include: 24, 25, 30, 48, 50, 60 frames per second. 

If you want to stick to the original video formats, or to further reduce the YouTube video size by adjusting the video audio settings (Lower resolution, frame rate and bitrate will reduce the file size, and also lower the output quality. So choose carefully.)

YouTube video settings

Tip 2. How to Edit/Cut Long MP4 video 

Click "Edit" button and you can trim, crop or adjust the video with the built-in video editor to get the very part and effect of the movie you want. Here, to cut long MP4 video, just turn to "Trim" tab to cut the MP4 videos into smaller parts to get the very part you want. Keep the video clips you've trimmed are not longer than 15 minute so as to share on YouTube without limit. To upload longer videos, please verify your account.

Trim MP4

Step 4. Start the MP4 to YouTube conversion 

Click "Start" button to start encoding MP4 for uploading to YouTube. After the conversion, click "Open" button to get the exported files and then upload the converted MP4 files into YouTube for sharing with your friends, families, and fans. Now, all the following uploading MP4 to YouTube issues will be solved.

  • Unnecessary delay in uploading file
  • After a long time of the initial trial for uploading file, a line appears on the screen saying, "Unsuccessful uploads", "Request Timed-out", "Error" and some others.
  • Sometimes you find a statement which appears on the screen and says, "File format not recognized".

Happy uploading!

Part 4: How to Upload Converted MP4 to YouTube site Successfully 

After converting video to YouTube on Windows (10) and Mac(OS High Sierra), you can start to upload converted MP4 to YouTube site. Since the files your MP4 files have been converted to a format optimized for use with YouTube, you shouldn't have any problems while uploading them as long as you don't close your browser's window or you don't get disconnected from the computer.

Open your YouTube account and follow the steps on how to post a video on YouTube as usual.

upload video to YouTube

Step 1. - Visit YouTube's site at On the upper-right portion of the window, you'll see the Upload button. Click on it to access the upload page. 

Step 2. - Browse for your video or drag and drop it onto the window to start uploading them. YouTube will quickly display the attributes you may change for the video you're uploading together with the remaining time before the upload finishes. 

Step 3. - You may change the video's title, description, and thumbnail. You can also add tags to make it easier for YouTube users to find the video you're uploading once it goes live. 

Step 4. - Save the changes you've made to the video's attributes. At this point, all you can do is to wait patiently for YouTube to complete the uploading process. The time remaining before the upload finishes can be found in the upper-right part of the window. 

Step 5. - Once the upload is finished, you will be given a link to access your video. Click on the link to check if it's live. If it is, you can now start sharing the video you've uploaded to your friends and family. If it isn't yet, wait for a little while for YouTube to finish preparing your video. Note that for videos of higher quality, not all the quality options will appear at once. It may take a few minutes before you get to see all of the video quality options. 

In addition to the perfect conversion from MP4 to YouTube site, Dimo Video Converter Ultimate also makes it perfect by furnishing great ability to upload MP4 to Facebook, Vimeo and offering other output profiles for mobile devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android phones, Android tablets, TV, Xbox, PSP, etc. 

Besides, for those who'd like to share MP4 or downloaded online video to mobile devices wirelessly or make an ISO for storage, this top MP4 video converting software from Dimo could do you a favor.

Part 5. Extended Knowledge: Video Upload YouTube Requirements

Video Formats and Resolution Accepted by YouTube
File Size and Duration

Supported formats: MOV, MP4, AVI, WMV, 3GP, FLV, MPEG, MKV, SWF.

Any videos, from the video in 4K, to your latest HD video production, can be uploaded to YouTube, however, you're suggested to compress/shrink video for YouTube in smaller-size formats like WMV, AVI, FLV.

8,000 Kbps or 50,000 Kbps for 1080p video is recommended by them. But you can resize YouTube videos in smaller size to avoid the waiting and reduce the bandwidth usage.

And for SD 4:3 video, use a resolution of 640x480. For SD 16:9 widescreen video use 854x480, and for HD video use either 1280x720 or 1920x1080.

Max video size: 2GB

Max video duration: 15mins

Notes: The limit above is specific for standard accounts. While there is no size and time limit for partnership accounts.



Besides, Internet connection, Bitrate, deinterlacing, frame rate (26 to 30 fps) is also important for uploading to YouTube.

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