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Tricks for Uploading Gameplay Video to YouTube

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Q: "Can I upload gameplay from games that I own to youtube? Can I monetize them? I am planning to upload videos of Metal gear solid 5 and The witcher 3. Do I need to follow any rule and regulations?"

No matter you put up a lot of videos from Gameplay to YouTube for any reason: sharing with others or typically for storage and editing, just read this article. You can get tips and tricks to upload Gameplay video to YouTube effortlessly.

Well, to put up Gameplay videos to YouTube, there are some rule or regulations as above user mentioned: video formats or codecs, time limits, video size limits...

YouTube Video Upload Requirements:

File Size and Duration:
Videos within 15 minutes or longer for a verified account can be uploaded to YouTube. And the maximum 20GB in size is allowed. 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.

Video Formats Accepted by YouTube:
On the list of YouTube supported video formats there are MOV, MP4, AVI, WMV, 3GP, FLV, MPEG, MKV, SWF. Any videos, from the video you just shot with your iPhone 6S/7 4K camera, 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.

Read more from a tutorial How to Compress Videos for YouTube.

To convert/compress Gameplay videos for easier uploading to YouTube, you can apply Brorsoft Videomate or Videomate for Mac.

It is the most recommended video converter for YouTube video uploading. It saves trouble of YouTube users in video upload limit so that they do not have to worry about the video format, file size, resolution, codec, aspect ratio and frame rate issues, since this video converter has optimal preset for YouTube.

Moreover, it is a good helper for compressing videos for YouTube upload. With its help, you can convert 4K or HD videos recorded from HD camcorders, recorders, drones or mobile phones like iPhone, iPad by yourself to YouTube supported video format. And with its built-in video editor, you can also edit your Gameplay video for better uploading to YouTube.

And for those who wanna download videos from online video websites like YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Dailymotion, etc, Brorsoft Videomate can also help you get the job done.

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Convert/Tweak Gameplay Video for YouTube

Step 1: Upload Gameplay videos

After launching this video converter software, please go to Add button to import source videos under "Converter" page.

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Step 2: Choose YouTube Format

Click Select Format drop-down list, then you can choose Format > Web > YouTube as the output format.

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Step 3: Profile Settings

Click Settings icon, you can set the resolution, frame rate, bit rate and codec so as to modify the video which is optimal for YouTube.

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Step 4: Start conversion

After all necessary settings, hit the "Start" button to finish the process to convert Gameplay videos for uploading to YouTube.

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