How can I upload a DVD to YouTube?

Zhong Vigoss October 8, 2012

Don’t tell me whether it’s legal, I just wanna know how to do it. It’s a out-of-copyright DVD so I think it would not be a big problem. I searched on the web and find this tutorials for uploading DVD to YouTube: but it needs a 3rd party app that I don’t trust, so is there any other way to do the trick?

  1. Alisa Fish
    November 23, 2012 at 7:54 am

    Youtube acceptable video format are MP4 and FLV, so you need to convert the DVD files to FLV first ( Which I think is better).
    Accidently, I have ever done that, too. and here is the guide I follow for uploading DVD files to youtube.

  2. ivanted
    November 21, 2012 at 9:57 am

    I've tried some software like leawo dvd ripper to get my DVD videos converted to mp4 or wmv to upload to YouTube. Not bad.

  3. Steven Lam
    October 10, 2012 at 1:09 am

    FYI info folks, you can upload up to 12 hrs(!!!) if you fit the following conditions:

  4. Steven Lam
    October 10, 2012 at 1:04 am

    You have tons of choice for DVD rippers. Look at this website:

    Don't worry about virus; they have no virus. Look on left side and you see download. Look under Descrambling / Ripping tools. My fav is DVD Decrypter It works under Win 7 Pro x64. After ripping, you can use Handbrake to compress/convert something that Youtube understand and fits your bandwidth. Completely free.

  5. Arun Singh
    October 10, 2012 at 12:47 am

    1.Get the video from DVD to your hard drive.

    2: Let the conversion begin.
    While you are in VidCoder, Press Ctrl + T or choose File – > Enque Multiple Titles and add all the titles to the queue for conversion.The default conversion settings* are good enough for online video so we don’t really need to modify the Encoding part. Just hit the “Encode” button to start the conversion process. This might take some time depending upon your computer’s processing power as well the duration of the DVD video.

    3:Make it YouTube ready.
    YouTube won’t accept videos that are longer than 15 minutes and we therefore need to split our DVD video clips into multiple smaller parts to fit the YouTube limit.
    There’s a nice Windows-only utility called MP4BOX Launch MP4Box GUI, click the Join tab and add all the DVD parts in the right sequence. Join them all and save the file. Next go to the Split tab, open the same “joined” file and choose “Split by Duration” – set the the value to 15. Split.

    4: Upload to YouTube (with resume)
    We are now ready to put our videos to YouTube. The regular upload tool on YouTube works pretty well but I suggest using the Java based tool since it supports resumable video uploads.

    Click the “Upload Video” on YouTube, press the Shift button and select all the 15 minute long clips in one go. Take a break here because uploading will take time.

    5: Link the YouTube videos
    Now that your entire DVD image is on YouTube but in parts, it’s important that you link all these parts so that people may enjoy them all in a sequence. This is possible through the video annotations feature of YouTube.

    Open the first video clip in the YouTube Annotations editor, scroll to the end and insert a speech bubble that points to your second video clip. Repeat this with all the other clips.

    Annotations involve a little effort so a good alternative is playlists. Put the all DVD parts in one YouTube playlist and then advantage here is that your friends can watch everything from one page without having to manually navigate through videos.

  6. Erlis D.
    October 9, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Mux it with Megui, to get a single file (better .avi, .mp4 or .mkv)..
    Also, please make sure to give the right video dimensions and bitrates, also file size..
    Higher Bitrates = Bigger file size, better quality in youtube..
    480p (and high bitrates) = 480p youtube video with a great quality (not HD, since it's a DVD rip, but still the quality would be good..)
    Depending on your dvd video quality, varies the bitrates you should use.. I would suggest using a bitrate between 1000-2000 bitrates..

    Maybe it's a little bit complicated what I said above, but it's the best way...
    Another hint I would give you is, for 1 hour in time of movie, should be at list 700 Mb in file size.. But that depends... Anyway, give it a try if you want maximum quality!

  7. Harish Jonnalagadda
    October 9, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Convert to a suitable format using Format Factory, which is a free utility. Then get the video on to YouTube.

  8. susendeep dutta
    October 9, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Try Freemake video converter which has this feature without need for third party tool -

  9. Another Googler
    October 9, 2012 at 9:38 am

    A youtube video can be maximum of 15 minutes.

    • Harish Jonnalagadda
      October 9, 2012 at 4:26 pm

      I thought it was 25 minutes now?

    • Steven
      October 10, 2012 at 12:50 am

      15 min max is only for non-verified account. If you have a cell phone that can accept text message, it is about 1 hr.

      • Harish Jonnalagadda
        October 10, 2012 at 4:19 pm

        Oh yeah, I did see that. Thanks! Verified my account!

  10. sumit kumar
    October 9, 2012 at 6:30 am

    YouTube blog says “As long as it’s your original content, it’s fair game regardless of length.”

  11. Mac Witty
    October 9, 2012 at 12:11 am

    Okay, if the content i legal. Start with ripping the DVD and then convert it to a format YouTube accept. You find both ripping and converters program (if you don want to use Windows Movie Maker) all over Internet. Some of the paid apps can be used in try out mode a couple of times why it wouldn't be a problem if you just have one DVD.
    Do read YouTub's Encoding Dos and Don'ts, you will find it in "Help"

    • ahmed Fouad khalil
      October 9, 2012 at 6:33 am

      But what is the maximum file size allaowable now in youtube

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