Could I upload an MKV file on YouTube?

Published on by Chris King

The easy workaround to upload MKV files to YouTube is to convert MKV to YouTube compatible video. Here is how.

Could I upload an MKV file on YouTube?

YouTube is a video-sharing website on which users can upload, share, and view videos. I’m new to YouTube. Here is my question- could I upload an MKV file on YouTube directly? Based on Google support, I got know that supported YouTube file formats including MOV, MPEG4, MP4, AVI, WMV, FLV, etc, but MKV is not on the format list. To share MKV to YouTube, what I need to do I know is to convert MKV to YouTube friendly video first.

Generally speaking, YouTube accepts video files in FLV, MP4 perfectly. So, in order to get MKV movies to YouTube, the first thing is to encode MKV to FLV, MP4 file type that YouTube likes. What’s more, to add MKV to YouTube for displaying correctly, we also need to set the proper video resolution, frame rate… Searching further, I found Brorsoft Video Converter is one of the most recommended utility to fulfill the task.

This video converter app can be used as a professional MKV to YouTube converter. With it, you can fast convert MKV videos to YouTube compatible format with a proper resolution like 720p( 1280×720), 1080p(1920×1080). Besides MKV, it also supporting encoding XAVC, MTS, MXF, DivX, VOB, etc files for sharing on YouTube. Plus, with the built-in video editor, it’s freely for you to trim the videos into multiple segments with short duration as you want. If you are Mac users, please get the Video Converter for Mac. Now I share the step-by-step solution converting/uploading MKV to YouTube.

Step 1. Import MKV files

Start the MKV file converter. Drag & drop video files MP4 to it. Or click the Add video button to locate the files you want to add.

Step 2. Choose YouTube friendly video

Click Format bar to select an output format. To share your MKV video on YouTube, .mov, .mpeg4, .avi, .3gp format from Common Video are all the proper formats.

Tip: You can press the Settings button to adjust the video size, bitrate, frame rate, audio sample rate, etc to optimize the quality. The highest video resolution that YouTube support is 3840×2160. And the common frame rates for YouTube include: 24, 25, 30, 48, 50, 60 frames per second.

Step 3. Edit/Split MKV video

Click Edit button and you can trim, crop or adjust the video with the built-in video editor to get the very part and effect of the movie you want.

Step 4. Start the conversion

Click “Convert” button to start encoding MKV for uploading to YouTube. After the conversion, click “Open” button to get the exported files and then upload the converted MKV files into YouTube for sharing with your friends, families, and fans.

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