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Old 09-27-2010, 10:43 AM
 
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How can it take so long to upload 2.3 Gygabytes ????
Is it because YT is receiving so many uploads at one time? Or is it my system? I've never heard of such a long DL in this modern day and age.
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Old 09-27-2010, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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It's the speed of your Internet connection. That works out to about 457kbps. I'm going to guess that you have a DSL or cable package with 512kbps upstream, which, considering TCP overhead and any simultaneous activity taking place during the upload, is about right.
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Old 09-27-2010, 11:20 AM
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Location: Ohio
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Swagger is correct. Most home Internet connections are rated at about 1/10 of the upload speed that they offer as download speed. They don't want customers putting up servers from home. They'd rather charge server customers 2-3 times as much for a business account.
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Old 09-27-2010, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Copiague, NY
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I'd be curious to know the format of the video although as swagger mentioned, it is your connection speed that matters most.
I have uploaded many videos to youtube, the longest being almost 56 minutes, a (.wmv) but I never remember spending 12 hours on an upload.
I was on Verizon's highly touted Fios then and they were declaring themselves, the fastest of them all. Sometimes, the length of time that youtube
takes to process the video is greater than the uploading time. I usually close every program and do the uploading when I'm going to bed at night and
catch up with it in the morning, unconcerned with whatever length of time the uploading required.
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Old 09-27-2010, 12:36 PM
 
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Thanks to all for your "speedy" responses. I wish the DL was that fast. Yes, I do have DSL from SBC. I thought I had the fastest package they offer but if this is an example....! I used Windows Movie Maker and YT does not accept Windows Media Player so I had to choose the AVI option. It's basically a fifteen-minute audio with just the standard pic filling the screen. The original format was five separate wav audios which WMM fused. One of the files was about 5 minute and it was only 70 MB's, but add up three of those and it only comes to 210 MG's. How on earth did the AVI option increase the file size to 2.31 GB's?????

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I have uploaded many videos to youtube, the longest being almost 56 minutes, a (.wmv)
I'm puzzled. YT states in their instruction that they do not accept WMV's. Oh, I just read that YT doesn't accept MSWMM files, which apparently are different from WMV's. Would that be correct? If so, can I upload a WMV version which is a much smaller file than AVI?

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Old 09-28-2010, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Download "Internet Video Converter" (free) and convert your files into flash flv files.
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Old 10-05-2010, 01:53 AM
 
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You can use this site to test your upload/download speed: Speedtest.net - The Global Broadband Speed Test

Testing to a server <50 miles from me here in San Antonio, Tx, my numbers are:
download is 11.78Mb/s
upload is 0.48Mb/s

Testing to a server in San Francisco, CA:
download is 7.81Mb/s
upload is 0.48Mb/s

Testing to a server in New York, NY:
download is 8.13Mb/s
upload is 0.48Mb/s

Should give you some solid facts to go on to help determine where the problem lies. And for me looks like my upload speed is capped at .48Mb/s.
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