The easy workaround to upload MKV files to YouTube is to convert and split MKV to YouTube compatible video. Here is how.
MKV file format stands for Matroska video, which become more and more common high-definition video , but it do not support by more portable device and websites like YouTube, Facebook, Yahoo, etc. If you want to share a video in mkv files with your friends through YouTube, you need to upload them to YouTube. Sometimes, YouTube won't allow me to upload .MKV files (matroska video). It is what YouTube says:"Sorry, that's not a video file that we support. We currently only support the following extensions."
Generally speaking, YouTube accepts video files in FLV, AVI, etc formats. So, in order to upload MKV to YouTube, the first thing you need do is to encode MKV to YouTube supported video formats.
Here Brorsoft Video Converter is a highly recommended tool to achieve the goal. With this MKV to YouTube converter, you can fast convert MKV videos to YouTube most compatible format like .avi, .3gp, .flv without quality loss. What's more, with the built-in video editor, it's freely for you to trim the MKV videos into multiple segments with short duration. The most important is that, it allows you to modify the video bitrate, frame rate, video size, audio channel, etc for your original MKV files for easier uploading. If you are working on Mac, please get Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac. Now I share the step-by-step solution converting/uploading MKV to YouTube.
P.S. Before uploading MKV video to YouTube for sharing with more guys, you can edit MKV in FCP X/Premiere/Avid or iMovie on Mac OS X to get your video to the next level.
(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)
What are the correct basic steps to convert MKV files to Youtube?
Step 1: Import MKV files
Copy the MKV files to your hard drive. Drag & drop video files MKV to the program after launching it. Or click the Add video button to locate the files you want to add.
Step 2: Select output format
Click Format bar to select an output format. To share your MKV movies on YouTube, .avi, .3gp, .flv format from Common Video are all the proper formats. You can also press the Settings button to adjust the video size, bitrate, frame rate, audio sample rate, etc to optimize the quality.
Step 3: Edit/Split your movie
Click Edit button and you can trim, crop or adjust the video with the built-in video editor to get the very part and effect of the movie you want.
Trim - Choose to reserve the part you need. Just choose the chapter which you need to trim, to set "start time" or "end time", type the portion which you want to save.
Crop - Remove black edges of your video or just get the scale of this video you want.
Effect - Adjust the effects by adjusting the parameters, such as:
1) Deinterlacing - If there are some stripes on the picture, you can check this option to make a better picture effect. (Checked by default)
2) If you want to get 3D effect, just enable this function and do settings.
Tip: If the video clips you've trimmed are still longer than 15 minutes, you can choose to split the long MKV video into smaller parts so as to share on YouTube without limit. Click the Split icon in the main interface, and you can cut your files according to time length and file size.
Step 4: Start the conversion
After that, click Convert to start the MKV to YouTube conversion. When the conversion ends, you can tap the Open button to locate the converted files and then upload the MKV Video to YouTube simply.
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