How to Convert Video for YouTube Upload

By Karen Nelson Last updated : April 20, 2020

Only certain file formats are supported to be uploaded to YouTube. If you have tried to upload a video to YouTube but the video got rejected because of the incompatible problem, you have to convert the video file to right formats before publishing it again. Here comes a good tool – VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate, which can help you convert video to YouTube supported formats..

Why Choose VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate

VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate is specialized in converting video to/from more than 300 video and audio formats. To help you easily find out the best output settings for YouTube upload, this software is designed with the ability to convert video to YouTube video format directly.

Another advantage is that this program offers "Cut", and "Edit" function. You can crop, rotate, clip, add video effects, combine multiple videos, and add 3D watermark to the video. This is a one-stop solution for your YouTube upload job.

How to Convert Video to YouTube Supported Formats

To convert video for YouTube upload with VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate, follow these quick steps below.

Note: Here we used VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate on Windows to show the steps. As Mac version still the old version, Mac users will see a different interface after installing and opening this program.

# Step 1. Add Video Files to the Program

Click the "Add Files" button to choose the video file or files you desire to convert and upload to YouTube.

Add Video File to the Program

# Step 2. Choose a YouTube Profile for Converting

Click on the drop-down list of the "Convert All to", and you'll see a pop-up window which shows all of the supported formats. In the "Video" tab, scroll to the bottom and find "YouTube" category. Or you can directly type "YouTube" in the search bar and then choose the output format.

Choose a YouTube Supported Output Format


After choosing your desired profile, you can click on "Settings" on the main interface to customize some parameters if you wish, such as audio codec, frame rate and resolution.

Set Video Parameters

# Step 3. Start Converting Video for YouTube Upload

After the above steps are settled, you can now click the "Convert All" button to start converting video for YouTube upload. The conversion will finish automatically in moments. Just be patient to wait.

Converting Video for YouTube Upload

How to Upload Your Converted Video to YouTube

Step 1. Go to YouTube website and login with your YouTube account.

Step 2. Click the "Upload" button.

Click YouTube Upload Button

Step 3. Select the converted video you want to upload.

Select Converted Video

Step 4. Fill in the information for your uploaded video and wait for the upload finishing.

Fill Video Information And Wait

Step 5. Once the video is successfully uploaded to Youtube, you can share it with your friends!

Upload Youtube and Share

The difficulties in uploading video to YouTube are now perfectly solved via VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate. It seems like a hard job, but the good software would help you do more with less.

Below are recommended upload encoding settings for your videos on YouTube.

Container: MP4

Audio codec: AAC-LC

Video codec: H.264

Frame rate: Content should be encoded and uploaded in the same frame rate it was recorded.

Resolution and aspect ratio: The standard aspect ratio for YouTube on desktop is 16:9.