Uploading to YouTube from Europe

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  1. Jac Sprat

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    Does anyone have any ideas how I can do this? The campsite wifi must be set on low as we can't upload on it.
    Our own Mifi would use 3/20 mgs for just a few minutes. We are on Three and pay £20 a month for Mifi
    My videos are up to 15 minutes and I'd like to upload about two a week
    We plan to be travelling through Germany and Eastern Europe to Italy and taking about 8 months.
    Any thoughts are appreciated.
     
  2. The Nomad

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    That'll be BIG files you're wanting to upload. Maybe try going to nearest off site cafe or shopping mall offering wifi and try there - in a cafe with wifi there should be less contention as fewer people competing for the bandwidth.
     
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    Uploading from phone ,tablet,PC?
    Shrink them ,doesn't YouTube give you that option when u,/l ?
     
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    Uploading from phone
    Haven't seen the option to shrink them
    Anyone know where that is?
     
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    No option on Android app.
     
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    Can you not connect to lappy (if you have one) copy/paste it across then use media player options to shrink then u/l to YouTube just checked some of mine think that's what I used,not got L/T with me this trip
     
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    I can try that thanks
    Is it east to shrink videos and does it not affect the outcome ?
     
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    Just read the recommended thread
    It seems that a VPN is the best option.
    I film on an android phone that posts directly to you tube. Does anyone know the best one to get for my purposes of watching and posting on you tube? I don't mind paying a reasonable sub
     
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    Not easy, and very time consuming. And yes the quality will be affected.
     
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    I've used this before.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.mobileconcepts.cyberghost
     
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    Not a chance I think. Uploads to Youtube are mp4 which is about as compact a format as there is. An eleven second video I have on YouTube is 4Mb so that works out at about 25Mb per minute.

    Finding somewhere with good fast and free WiFi is your only option I fear.
     
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    As above. I'd forget trying to do this on a campsite, too many sharing the internet. A VPN service only hides your IP address, you will still need a good broadband connection to upload and download data.
     
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    Just checked a video on my phone. A 26 second clip is 186MB big so your 15 minute videos are going to be "HUGE".
     
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    Thanks I guess we'll have to seek out wifi cafés etc
    Cheers.
     
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    But make sure it is converted to mp4 first. There are apps which do the conversion though I don't have enough experience to recommend one above the others.
     
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    I upload my aires videos from home and although they are only 3-4 minutes they can take a couple of hours to upload.
    OK, our broadband (aka rubber band) is slow but I wouldn't want to be uploading from a mobile.

    Richard.
     
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    Park up in a McDonalds car park and use their free wifi
    It's the only thing Mcds are good for ;)
     
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    Worth also considering some sort of editing software to use to cut the length of the videos down. A fifteen minute video can be very boring if there isn't much going on in it. :) Don't feel obliged just because you have taken a lot of video to upload it all. Less is more folks! :)
     
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    Totally agree with that.
    I have found that the shorter the video the more views it tends to get. I now keep them as short as possible while still attempting to give the maximum amount of info and directions to an aire.
    It is said that people tend to have very short attention spans these days so you have to get the information over before boredom sets in.

    Richard.
     
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    That will be in the video format used by the phone, possibly .avi though it might be something else. When converted to .mp4 it would be much smaller. It is also possible to reduce the size still further by reducing the size of the video in pixels.
     
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