Founded in February 2005, YouTube is the leader in online video, and the premier destination to watch and share original videos worldwide through a Web experience. YouTube allows people to easily upload and share video clips on and across the Internet through websites, mobile devices, blogs, and email.

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How do I upload a video?

Once you’ve finished editing your video, make sure it's less than 10 minutes, smaller than 2GB, and in an acceptable format, you're ready to upload it.
  1. Click "Upload Videos" in the upper-right-hand corner of any YouTube page.
  2. Enter as much information about your video as possible, including Title, Description, Tags, and Category. The more information you include, the easier it is for users to find your video!
  3. Determine if you want your video set to Public or Private.
  4. Click the "Upload a Video" button.
  5. In the next window, click the "Browse" button to browse for the video file. Select the file you want to upload.
  6. Click the "Upload Video" button.
It can take from a couple minutes to an hour for your video to upload to YouTube. If you're receiving an error with your Upload, you might want to make sure you're attempting to upload a file that's recognized by YouTube. YouTube accepts video files from most digital cameras and camcorders, and cell phones in the .AVI, .MOV, .WMV, and .MPG file formats.
What is QuickCapture and how do I use it?

QuickCapture is a way to record video directly into YouTube. You need to have a webcam or camcorder attached to your computer and a confirmed email address to use this feature. To record and upload video using QuickCapture: # Log in to YouTube. Make sure your camera is attached to the computer and working.
  1. Go to the "Quick Capture" page.
  2. Enter the information about your video in the left column. This is required before you begin recording.
  3. If you get a message that says " is requesting access to your camera and microphone," click the "Allow" button.
  4. If you don't see a picture in the record section, you may need to choose a different video source from the video dropdown in the "Record Video" window.
  5. Once you see a picture coming from your camera, click the "Record" button to start recording your video.
  6. When you're finished recording, click the "Done" button if you're satisfied with your video, or click the "Re-Record" button if you'd like to try recording it again.
When you click the "Done" button, your video is automatically uploaded to YouTube and starts processing. You can edit information about the video by going to the "My Videos" page.Capture_1.png