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Uploading Videos to Vimeo and Youtube

Joshua Tuthill | April 2020

Now that you have edited a video and are ready to share it with the world! This guide will give a quick overview of how to upload your video content to the world's most popular streaming service.

Contents

Overview

Vimeo is an online video-sharing platform. Vimeo allows users to upload, view, rate, share, comment on videos, and follow other users. It offers a wide variety of user-generated content. Available content includes video clips, music videos, short and documentary films, audio recordings, movie trailers, and other content such as educational videos. Vimeo has an additional curated component and is often used by individuals interested in sharing Film, Animation and other cinematic forms.

YouTube is an online video-sharing platform. YouTube allows users to upload, view, rate, share, comment on videos, and subscribe to other users. It offers a wide variety of user-generated content Available content includes video clips, TV show clips, music videos, short and documentary films, audio recordings, movie trailers, live streams, and other content such as educational videos.

Supported File Types

Vimeo and Youtube support just about any kind of video file, including these common formats: MP4, MOV, WMV, AVI, and FLV. In the rare circumstance that a format is not supported, an Invalid File error is displayed on the video page. The easiest and most recommended format is .mp4.

Uploading to Vimeo

How to upload a video to YouTube

Log in to your Vimeo account.

 

Click on the New Video icon at the top right hand side of the window, which can be found next to your user and notifications icon.

New Video button on Vimeo

Then, press ‘select files to upload’ to find the video file saved on your computer. Or, you can drag and drop it into the window.

Drag and Drop files to upload page

Once you select a file, Vimeo will automatically upload you video and save it to your channel. While the video is uploading you have a set of optional settings you can add to your video. You can also set the privacy settings here.

Privacy and description settings for newly uploaded video

Some recommended settings to add to your video are:

Add an SEO friendly title so that it’s more easily discoverable via search engines.

Add a description of the video so people know what your content is about before watching it.

Add tags, which act as tools to help the discovery of your video.

You can reedit these settings later in your video settings menu.

Settings menu for uploaded video

Your video is now uploaded to Vimeo and ready to be shared!

 

Uploading to Youtube

How to upload a video to YouTube

Log in to your YouTube account.

 

Click on the video icon at the top right hand side of the window, which can be found next to your user icon, messages, apps, and notifications.

Location of upload buttons

Click ‘Upload Video.’

Then, press ‘select files to upload’ to find the video file saved on your computer. Or, you can drag and drop it into the window.

drag and drop screen

Once you select a file, YouTube will automatically upload you video and save it to your channel. From here you have a set of optional settings you can add to your video.

video settings screen

Add an SEO friendly title so that it’s more easily discoverable via search engines.

Add a description of the video so people know what your content is about before watching it.

Add tags, which act as tools to help the discovery of your video.

Once you are finished you will be taken to your channels upload page were you have more tools where you can fine a sharable link and download you original video file.

Sharing and statistics screen

Your video is now uploaded to YouTube and ready to be shared!