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Hi Danna. 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.

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Hello Sterling,

I used to use a file converter software program but I cannot remember the name of it but it used to turn avi to mp4. I suggest you do a google search "Video converter avi to mp4" and take a look at the different download sites. I personally try to stick with the reputable sites for secure downloads like cnet.com

I had your same frustration when I used a handycam and the process seemed endless. I then bought the camtasia software and they do have a free trial ) http://www.techsmith.com/download.html ) although it is worth the investment if you are going to make "serious" videos for sure. Plus it uploads direct to youtube when you are done editing. It has become my fav software video editing tool. Before this I did use movie maker but once you switch to camtasia you will never go back for sure!

Now I mostly use my iPhone and the capture app provided by youtube.  It is fast and easy with instant uploads direct to youtube from my iphone.

I hope that all helps.
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Wishing you all the best,
Danna
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Danna Crawford

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I can answer questions about online marketing using: email newsletters, twitter, facebook, blogging, pinterest, linkedIN, eBay, foursquare and review sites.

Experience

I've learned how to market my PowerSellingMom.com business and eBay store over the years by gaining more traffic using simple styles and free tools. I became a local expert with Constant Contact as I grew my network using email marketing and learning how to cross-promote all of the online platforms. http://powersellingmom.com I also teach at local workshops in Ocala with the SBDC and online at: http://virtualonlinelearning.com

Organizations
SBDC, Ocala FL Chamber CEP, The Heart of Florida eBay Sellers Group, The eBay sellers of Central Florida

Publications
http://www.practicalecommerce.com/member/71-Danna-Crawford/posts , http://blogtalkradio.com/dannacrawford

Education/Credentials
http://virtualonlinelearning.com Where the learning never stops 24/7

Awards and Honors
2008 eBay Hall of Fame Award. 2008 Golden Ribbon award from eBay Giving Works. 2012 WE Magazine's Top 100 Women of Success.

Past/Present Clients
CaramiasCollection.com , EZGO eBay Store and I can provide more upon request.

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