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QUESTION: Hi Justin. Do you know how I can encode my videos into a streamable file format so my videos will upload faster on youtube? This is what youtube tells me on the screen as my 1 to 3 minute video takes at least an hour to upload. They give me a link for a tutorial on how to change this but it doesn't relate to my situation since the software they're mentioning wasn't involved in the creation of my motion pictures. I'm using a Sony handycam to record the footage and then converting the file extension to a MP4 using Format Factory so I can see the playback as I'm editing it in Windows movie maker.

ANSWER: What is the upload speed on your Internet connection?  With this length of video it should not be taking that long.  Also, it may be something with the web browser you are using.  Try Chrome browser without any extensions enabled.

I hope this helps!


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QUESTION: Thanks for your reply back Justin.

My internet connection says it 54 Mbps.

I am using the google chrome browser to access youtube before I upload my videos.

How do if my google chrome browser doesn't have any extensions enabled to it?

Have you tested your Internet connection to ensure you are getting the 54Mbps?  I use

You can click on the top right of Chrome browser.  There is a button with three horizontal lines, then towards the bottom of the list is Settings.  Click on it, then click on Extensions.  Disable all that are there to see if it improves your upload time.


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Justin Lofton


Almost any topic related to using the Internet to help a business improve exposure, leads and sales. Topics include: search engine optimization, social media marketing, content creation, reputation management, pay per click advertising, remarketing/retargeting, video marketing including YouTube, website design and development, conversion rate optimization, press releases, ecommerce, lead generation, affiliate marketing, email marketing, business operations (B2B & B2C), business automation and much more.


I've been an entrepreneur since age 8 and I've started and sold many businesses in various industries over the years. After years of building and operating businesses I fell in love with Internet marketing. I've been helping businesses for over 15+ years reach their ideal prospects in various online channels. For many years, I was a business consultant that helped businesses analyze every element of their operation in order to find opportunities for business growth. I was able to help many companies triple their sales revenue within 18 months of my consulting work. This helped me refine my processes and systems so that they would be effective for all businesses. That's when I decided to start a marketing business. Today, we help many businesses throughout the Los Angeles area and across the nation. I live, eat and breathe Internet marketing!

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