Do you have a video on Google Drive that you would like to share on YouTube? This guide will show you how to easily upload your videos from Google Drive to YouTube. G
enerally, you cannot upload videos directly to YouTube from Google Drive. There are other workarounds, but this is the easiest solution I’ve found and shared in this article.
Google drive is a free cloud storage service provided by Google. In addition to being able to upload and save any type of file, you can also share files with your friends online etc.
Using Google drive can be a good way to keep your work organized and directly accessible from anywhere in the world where there is internet access.
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Upload Videos From Google Drive To YouTube
In order to have a video on Google Drive ready for uploading, you must install an extension for Google Chrome or Firefox. After that follow these simple steps;
Step 1. Download the Google Drive Quick Uploader Extension for Chrome
Step 2. Open your video on Google drive either by downloading it directly or by sharing the link with yourself.
Step 3. Right-click anywhere on the screen and select ‘Quick upload’ or simply click this button. It will take a few seconds to upload depending on the size of your file.
Once uploaded, a green checkmark will appear on the bottom right corner of the video.
Step 4. Click ‘Smaller Size’ or click this button. It will reduce the size of your file, allowing it to be easily converted into a format suitable for uploading to YouTube.
Step 5. Click ‘Convert And Save Video’ or simply click this button. This saves your video in a html5 compatible format that is directly supported by YouTube without any further compression needed.
If you leave your computer and return later, you can always download and re-upload using the same settings. After doing all this you should have successfully uploaded your files from Google Drive to YouTube! Now go ahead and share them with everyone!
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q. Is there a way to upload videos from Goggle Drive directly to YouTube without converting them?
A. Unfortunately not, at least as of yet. Please note that this may change in future versions of either service or third-party plugins/extensions so stay tuned!
Q. I’ve made some changes to my video and would like to re-upload it. How do I do that?
A. Simply click on ‘re-Upload’ and select all the details you used before (resolution etc). You can also change your settings under ‘More Options’. After everything looks good, click on ‘Upload’ and your video will be processed for re-uploading.
Q. The quality of my conversion doesn’t look as good as the original. What can I do?
A. This is usually a result of either the quality of your Google Drive video or the size you’ve chosen for conversion. Try using a different size or quality setting to get a better result. If that still doesn’t help, then your video may not be compatible with YouTube’s html5 format. In that case, you’ll need to use another workaround.
Q. How long will it take to upload my videos?
A. The time it takes to upload a video depends on its file size and the speed of your internet connection. You should expect it to take anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes.
Q. What format does YouTube use for uploaded videos?
A. YouTube uses the mp4 format for videos that are uploaded directly to their site. Any other formats (avi, wmv etc) must be converted to this format before uploading.
Q. Can I play my video on my phone or tablet?
A. Yes! After your video has been uploaded, simply click on the three dots in the top right corner of the video and select ‘Open With’. From there you can choose which app you would like to use to play your video.
Thank you for reading this article on how to upload videos from Google Drive to YouTube! I hope that by now you understand the steps required to accomplish this simple task. If there is anything else I can help with, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly or through the comments section below. Thanks again and enjoy uploading!