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Hi Jared. 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.

http://youtube.com/user/sterlthepearl1000/vidoes
http://tagged.com/sterlbo
http://facebook.com/sterling.lowery

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Hi Sterling,

Cool songs - I too am a musician :)

Youtube is notoriously buggy with MP4's that have been created by Sony software and even Adobe Premiere (although this might be fixed since Adobe Cloud.

The problem is that Sony video converters put the metadata at the end of the file and not the beginning, which is not conducive to streaming. What you want to do is either use a different format (you can upload in AVI / MKV and youtube will make it stream-able, and sometimes this is much faster as ti avoids the glitch.

A better option is to download this program http://www.datagoround.com/lab/. This program simply moves the meta data to the front of the file (among a few other things) and that should solve the issue.

Please let me know if that worked.  Sorry for the delayed response (vacation).

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Jared  

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I can answer virtually any question related to digital marketing (online/internet marketing). These include: Marketing: -Search Engine Optimization (SEO) -Pay Per Click Marketing (PPC) -Social Media Marketing (SMM / SMO) -Video Marketing (Youtube) -Google Products (G+, YouTube, Webmaster Tools, etc.) -Shopping Engines -Marketplaces Other: -Analytics (setup, goal creation, troubleshooting) -Coding (Head Section, Canonical, Robots, OG) -Authorship (Google rel Author / Publisher) -Serverside (robots.txt, htaccess, etc) Platforms: -Wordpress -Drupal -Magento -Joomla -Zencart -BigCommerce I will answer questions relating to one issue, subject, etc, per website, and will not provide ongoing consultation on campaigns. The purpose of this section is to help people and small business owners overcome some hurdles in their DIY online marketing campaigns, without having to solicit a professional at top dollar. Please make sure to look through my answers, and the answers of the other professionals on here before asking your question. Please also understand that questions are public, and therefore any web addresses you cite will be posted and viewable to the public.

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