These days, the Internet is all about sharing media, from video to pictures to music. Here’s how to share video from Windows Movie Maker to YouTube, face book, blog, etc.
Part 1 Save video in Windows Movie Maker as WMV files
After editing your video in Windows Movie Maker, it would go to save video. Click “file”, “save movie file”, “my computer”, set the movie “name” and “location”, and it would walk you through to save your video to WMV format which is supportable by YouTube.
Note, there is something you may need to pay attention to;
- Don’t go to “save project (as)” which will save your movie to MSWMM. It is not a video file, but a project made by Windows Movie Maker which contains some basic information including titles, credits, transition, etc. Importantly, YouTube doesn’t accept this kind of file.
Part 2 Upload Windows Movie Maker video to YouTube
YouTube decodes every uploaded video to raw video first, and re-encode it for Flash 7 (FLV) with 640 x 360 pixels to fit the player windows (16:9). That’s why most of the videos uploaded turned out to be poor quality. Later, I discovered that if I first encode it to FLV with a video converter and the video is visible more quickly and have a better quality.
OK, once you’ve finished editing your video, make sure it’s less than 10 minutes, smaller than 1GB in size, and in an acceptable format, you’re ready to upload it.
- Go on YouTube.
- Make sure you have an account and click Upload.
- Fill in the forms.
As the video file is uploading, enter as much information about your video as possible in the relevant fields (including Title, Description, Tags, and Category). You’re not required to provide specific information, but the more information you include, the easier it is for users to find your video!
- Upload your video by clicking on the yellow button “Upload”. The upload will take a little while.
Now you have published the video slideshow made with Windows Movie Maker to YouTube, you can browse the video or share it with friends with the URL YouTube provided at will.
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