Why Gopro Video won't upload on Youtube?

This article outlines the recommended workflow for uploading GoPro MP4 videos onto Youtube for sharing without any issues.

Q:  Why Gopro Video won't upload on Youtube?

Hello, I recently purchased Gopro Hero3 Black edition and recorded some videos but it wont upload on youtube. Everytime I try it gets stuck at "processing" and then later gives me error video failed to process. When I go to Video manager to check the error it says "Failed (unable to convert video file)". I don't know what format these videos are recorded in but isnt gopros default format accepted by youtube?

At first I thought maybe its because I am recording in 1440p but then I lowered it down to 1080p @ 60fps that didnt work and then I called gopro and the guy suggested me try 1080p @ 30fps but that didn't work either. So any help on how can I fix this? 

PS: My Gopro is updated to latest update and im using safari browser to upload, also have tried firefox and chrome on mac to upload but same error. Havent tried to upload from windows PC but I doubt that's the problem...

A: Although GoPro HD Hero series like GoPro HD Hero, GoProSurf, GoPro Motorcycle and GoPro Helmet cam can take high quality video, but there is some problems such as not showing the video only audio, unsupported file type when playing & editing GoPro HD video in MP4 format. If you want to upload your GoPro videos to YouTube, you'd better copy the files to your hard drive and convert and compress the MP4 from Gopro HD Camera videos to FLV, F4V,SWF files which can be supported by YouTube.

To get the work done, Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac is a nice application for you. The program converts GoPro footage to editable formats (*.flv, *.f4v, *.swf, etc) and obtain HD quality (1920*1080, 1440*1080, 1280*720).

With it, you are able to encode Gopro MP4 clips to Youtube compatible FLV/F4V/SWF format you need. It really is easier said than accomplished. What' more, this skilled Gopro MP4 Converter for Mac is also articularly made to fix the Gopro issues by converting MP4 from Gopro HD Camera to to use in different NLE apps, such as FCP, iMovie, Avid Media Composer and Premiere Pro, etc.

Guides on converting Gopro mp4  files to FLV, F4V, SWF for YouTube

Step 1. Free download Gopro MP4 Converter for Mac, install and launch the program.

Once you run it, click "Add Video" button to load the MP4 files from Gopro HD Camera. When the footages are loaded to the program, you can preview the videos.

Step 2. Select FLV, F4V, SWF as output format for playing and editing.

Click on "Format", and select output format from the drop-down list. To maintain HD video quality, simply follow "Flash Video" -> "FLV-Flash Video Format(*.flv)". Or you can choosfe "F4V (*.flv)" or "SWF-SWF Format (*.swf)".

Step 3. You can customize the A/V parameters based on your personal requirements. Adjust the resolution, bitrate, frame rate or codec to meet your requirement.

Step 4: Start converting Gopro MP4 to FLV format.

After the above steps are done, you can click "Convert" button to convert Gopro HD Camera MP4 footage to FLV,F4V,SWF format.

The Mac Gopro Converter supports batch conversion so you may load multiple MP4 files and convert MP4 to FLV, F4V, SWF at one time. You may also merge them into one file by checking the box "Merge into one file" before conversion starts. After conversion you can click "Open" button to get the generated FLV, F4V, SWF files for playback or edit.

In this way,you can upload your Gopro HD MP4 Video file on YouTube and share with your friends at everywhere and whenever.


If you have Blu-ray\DVD disks and other video clips like .mp4, .mkv and wanna upload to YouTube, Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac is the ideal tool for you. This is an –all-in one program which is a great combination of Blu-ray\DVD ripping program and video converting product as well. The windows version is Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate.

Gopro Related articles:

Edit Gopro MP4 files to Final Cut Pro
Get iMovie willing to import mp4 files from GoPro HD camera
Convert GoPro MP4 files for After Effects CS4/CS5/CS6 

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