“How can I upload MKV files to YouTube? I have researched the web and tried to follow these instructions but doesn’t work.”
YouTube is a video-sharing website on which users can upload, share, and view videos. Generally, YouTube supports a wide rang of file formats including MOV, MPEG4, MP4, AVI, WMV, FLV, etc. However, MKV is not included in the list. In order to share your MKV files on YouTube, you may have to encode/re-encode MKV to YouTube friendly format first. Here’s how:
Step 1: Download and install Brorsoft Video Converter, a powerful video converter, player and editor.
PS: The app can help you convert MKV to YouTube highly compatible MP4, FLV without losing much quality. Its built-in video editor can change the MKV files according to your taste; you can add watermarks, trim the video length, change video visual effects and more. If you’re a Mac user, please turn to Video Converter for Mac.
Step 2: Launch the converter and drag your MKV files to the program. You can also add VOB, MTS, XAVC, MXF, etc. files.
Step 3: As has been stated above, YouTube supports MP4, etc video files. So you can just select “Common Video” > “H.264 Video(*.mp4)” as the output video format.
Step 4: Trim/Edit MKV files. Since YouTube has limitations about the uploading video size and length, please pay attention to the video size when converting MKV movies for YouTube. Here we should highlight the trim function on this software. Just click “Edit” to trim the MKV videos to get the very part you want. Besides trimming, cropping, adding watermark, adjusting special effect, are well supported as well.
Step 5: When all these settings are ready, you can click the “Convert” button to begin the MKV to YouTube conversion. When the encoding task is done, you can click on “Open” button to locate the result video. Then it would be easy for you to upload the converted MKV files on YouTube. Enjoy.