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How To Create And Upload A Song To Youtube

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  1. Gabble Ratchet

    Gabble Ratchet Senior Member

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    This is a tutorial on turning an audio file into a video and posting it to Youtube. Firstly, it is for the program Windows Movie Maker. If you don't have Windows you'll have to download a freeware movie making program and follow the steps provided by the supporting website, FAQ's and technical help forums provided. I am also using Windows Vista Ultimate, newer and older versions may have slightly different features and layouts, but the basic concept should be the same. Finally, all screenshots have been automatically scaled down by Photobucket, so although you won't be able to read anything on them, make sure to follow the written guidelines and arrows I've painted in :)

    Firstly, load up Windows Movie Maker, it should look like this:

    (In red is important features we'll be using, in blue is two panels that should always stay the way they are in the picture)

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    To insert your audio file, click the "Audio Or Music" tab highlighted in red on the left. A pop up menu will appear, and the parts highlighted in blue will be different for everyone. In this screen you have to navigate through your computer to find the file you want. Also check to make sure the filter highlighted in red in the middle is set to either Audio Files the same as mine, or "All Files". Once you have found your track, select it and press the "Import" button highlighted in red on the right.

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    OK, so now you've got your song in the mix, all you have to do to get a picture/pictures up, is the exact same process as before, except the first tab you click is directly above "Audio Or Music", titled "Pictures"! So after you've done that and added as many pictures as you want it should look like this:

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    From here, you need to click and drag your song into the "Audio/Music" section of the horizontal bars below, as shown in red in the next screenshot. Secondly, you'll need to place the first picture you want to use in the "Video" bar just above, then click the very edge of the new box that appears and drag to the right for as long as you would like it to show for, also indicated in red. The timeline highlighted in green gives an indication of the time, and a more detailed indication appears in the grey box that shows up next to the cursor as you're dragging the picture along.

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    When you're ready to put a new picture in, simply stop dragging the first one, then drag the second in and place it just after the first picture's box ends, like so:

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    Add as many photos as you like until you run out of music! Although in this song it's already been cut, in most formats there will be a 3 - 5 minute gap of silence after the song finishes. You'll know the song ends when the spiky graph comes to a stop, any space left beyond that should be cut down.

    So now you're ready to publish! Follow these directions from left to right:

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    It will take about 3 - 10 minutes to upload depending on the size of the song and speed of your computer. And then you're ready for Youtube! :D
     
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    Load up Youtube's homepage, and sign in to your account. If you don't have an account, you'll need to make one. It's free and doesn't take very long. Once that's in order, follow these steps - Click where you see an oval, and follow the arrows to the next screen:

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    When you press Upload, you should see this screen:

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    While it's uploading, fill in all the parts underlined with information of your choice, check to make sure the "Privacy Settings" are set to "Public". Then wait for the video to finish uploading, and click "Save Changes".

    And voila! The final result:



    Happy uploading everyone, and if you get into trouble at any stage don't be afraid to ask me or any of the other staff here! :cheers2
     

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