Any way to upload and share 4K video on YouTube

Published on by Chris King

Unable to share 4K video on YouTube? Find out the quick solution to get rid of the trouble.

Any way to upload and share 4K video on YouTube
Q: “YouTube wont upload my video on 4k resolution. I used to upload videos on 3840 x 2160p but for some reason youtube is only showing my videos in 1080p it been up for the whole day now.”

Digging around the net, we found that more than one YouTube users are troubled by the issue- how to upload a 4K video to YouTube like the above user. As it claimed, YouTube has added a new service- 4K video support. However, it'll take an awful long time, and something even worse, it won't show 4K option for you, but only 1080p sometimes. Any way to upload 4K to YouTube? OK. Just get some tips and tricks for uploading 4K videos to YouTube from this page.

Well, there are two basic issues we need to resolve: divide 4K files into shorter 15 min sections( YouTube has a 15 min limit in usual.); convert 4K video to a compatible file type .mov, .mpeg4, .avi, .3gp for YouTube. Another important, adjust the video bitrate, frame rate for your 4K video before putting to YouTube. To achieve the goal effortlessly, download and install Brorsoft Video Converter.

Overall, the best 4K Video Converter just can meet your needs. With it, you can fast convert 4K videos to YouTube compatible format like AVI, MP4 without quality loss. What's more, with the built-in video editor, it's freely for you to trim the 4K videos into multiple segments with short duration. The most important is that, it allows you to modify the video bitrate, frame rate, video size, audio channel, etc for your original 4K clips for easier uploading. If you're using a Mac, simply turn to Brorsoft 4K UHD Video Converter for Mac to convert and transfer 4K to YouTube on Mac.

Basic steps to upload a 4K video YouTube

Step 1: Import 4K files > Start the best 4K video converter. Then you can add the 4K videos to the program by clicking Add button or directly drag and drop.

Step 2: Select output format > Click Format bar to select an output format. To share your 4K movies on YouTube, .mov, .mpeg4, .avi, .3gp format from Common Video are all the proper formats.

Step 3: Adjust the video, audio settings > After several attempts, we get know Youtube's maximum 4K bitrate is 45Mbps and it doesn't work with 60fps 4k video well. You can set the video frame rate like 24fps. If you don't want to spend long time uploading a 4k video to YouTube, you can downsize your 4K to 1080p if you need.

Step 4: Edit/Split your 4K movie > 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.

Tip: If the video clips you've trimmed are still longer than 15 minutes, you can choose to split the 4K movie into smaller parts so as to share on YouTube without limit. Click the Split icon in the main interface, and you can cut your files according to time length and file size.

Step 5: Start the conversion > Finally, click Convert to start the 4K to YouTube conversion. When the conversion ends, you can tap the Open button to locate the converted files and then upload the 4K video to YouTube simply.

Editor's Note: Keep in mind that YouTube doesn't process all resolutions at the same speed. So generally the lower resolutions, 144p, 240p, 480p show up first followed by higher resolutions and then sometimes a day later 2K and 4K resolutions. So make sure you are giving it enough time as well.

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