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How to Upload Movie of DVD to YouTube on Mac OSX/Windows

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I have a lot of concert DVDs and movies that I'd like to put some of portions onto YouTube using iMac, what tools can I use to convert a DVD to a format that is accepted by YouTube, can someone point me in the right direction?

Nowadays, with the rapid expansion of digital technologies and the development of the Internet, we are seeing movies hit the digital age, allowing personal entertainment to reach a new level of convenience. The physical discs have been replaced with stored digital copies, we're watching content from YouTube and other streaming sites and services, we have been downloading files onto our computer...If there's a DVD happening at your hand, you'll probably extract the movies out and then upload the movie clips of DVD straight to YouTube so that all the friends can visit it around the world.

Back then, you would know how to copy videos to YouTube, what if the video encrypted in a commercial DVD you purchase to YouTube through your Mac or Windows computer? Obviously you can't put that DVD video onto YouTube directly as there is restriction on the disc. While there are numbers of DVD ripping programs available for extracting videos from DVD images and convert to more compressed, more compatible YouTube formats, I suggest DVD Ripper for Mac, a good converter that it can take care of all of this for you.

The application gives the ability to convert DVD videos to YouTube file on Mac OS X and across different formats. That's just the beginning, though; It also offers a wide range of presets designed to convert files for playing devices, from Android phones to Apple iOS devices and more. Whether you want to create a basic YouTube compliant file from DVD, or a custom file with tweaking options, the software has everything you need. Note, the software is available for Windows, so if you would like to rip DVDs to a YouTube video file on a PC machine, please go and use DVD Ripper for Windows to get the job done.

Here I'm going to offer a step-by-step guide to rip the disc on Mac OS X, so you then put ripped DVD content onto YouTube for on-demand viewing.

Step 1: Load DVD files

Run this DVD to YouTube Mac converter, insert the DVD disk and go to File > Load DVD Files, and navigate to the DVD files you want to add.

YouTube only accepts videos that less than 15 minutes and we therefore need to cut DVD movies into multiple smaller clips that less than 15 minutes of duration to fit the YouTube limit.

Simply click the Pen icon on the right side of the video to open the editing window. Move to "Trim" tab, set Start time and End time to have the clipping task done; You can also do this by dragging the slider to the exact point.

Step 2: Choose a YouTube suitable format

Frequently, videos posted on YouTube site are in the form of *.flv, or *.mp4, or *.webm. So if you want to convert a DVD video and upload it to YouTube, here we suggest using MP4 as it has a good compatibility with older browsers. Added benefits of using the flv format is that it is much more lightweight in bandwidth than the other YouTube readable file formats.

Click Target format on the right side of the video, this will display the format tray on the bottom of the screen, move to "Web Sharing" tab, and select YouTube preset.

or go to "Video" tab, and then choose MP4.

You can then easily alter compression rates in the settings after selecting a format, by clicking the Gear icon on the top corner of the format to manage the final video size.

However, The default settings are good enough for online video so we don't really need to fine tune them. you'll be fine if you stick to them.

One important property of this Mac DVD to YouTube ripper is it comes with a group of preset profiles to convert DVD videos for multimedia players. It converts DVD video to the exact size of handheld device screen. You may want to put the DVD movies onto a mobile device you happen to have. If this is the case, just choose a preset (as long as there have the template) and you are good to go!

Step 3: Rip movies from disc to YouTube file

Let the conversion begin. Just hit the "Convert" button to start ripping DVD to YouTube acceptable file for Mac. This might take some time, be patient.

Step 4: Upload to YouTube

We are now ready to put our ripped DVD videos to YouTube on your Mac computer. Again, take a break here because uploading will take time.

That's it! Good luck!

See also:

How to upload videos - YouTube Help