The quick and easy way to upload your MP3 to YouTube
Frequently Asked Questions
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- How can I disconnect my YouTube account from TunesToTube?
There should be no need to do this but if you do wish to, you can revoke access by logging in to the relevant Google/YouTube account and going to https://security.google.com/settings/security/permissions?pli=1. If you can't see it there, go to https://www.youtube.com/account_advanced and click the "Authorized sites to your Google Account" link.
- Why do you require access to my Google Drive account?
Authorisation is required by Google for Google Drive links to be downloaded via the URL download/direct download option - a feature available for accounts that have donated. If you are not going to use Google Drive files you can choose to always log in using this link, which will only allow access to manage your YouTube account.
- Is it possible to upload videos without the "Uploaded in HD @ TunesToTube.com" watermark?
Yes, you can choose to donate which will give you access to these extra features:
- Remove the watermark - the "Uploaded in HD @ TunesToTube.com" watermark is removed by default
- Batch Upload Mode - process 25 MP3s (and 1 background Image) all at once.
- Upload larger files (up to 100MB for normal uploads and 175MB for URL uploads)
- Save description and tags - so you don't have to copy them in every time
- Increased Daily Upload Quota - upload thousands of videos a day
- No more reCAPTCHA - the CAPTCHA is removed, making uploads easier and faster
- SoundCloud® uploads - send your MP3 and image to SoundCloud at the same time
- SoundCloud® direct downloads - see all of your recently uploaded SoundCloud sounds on the upload page and transfer them quickly to the upload queue.
- Upload files via a URL (up to 175MB) - a quicker and easier method if you have a large MP3 hosted on your Website, DropBox®, Google Drive™ etc.
- Save a background image - so you don't have to re-upload for your next video
- Multiple Channel Uploads - upload a video to 2 YouTube channels at the same time (both accounts need to have donated).
- Larger Google Drive™ file transfers - transfer up to 175MB files from Drive
- Custom Watermarks - Use your own watermark on videos - it will show in the bottom left corner of the video and overlayed on the background. Transparent PNG files can be used.
- Scheduled Uploads - specify a date and time up to 14 days in the future for your upload.
- Save default button states - Live / Private, tick-boxes, etc. on the upload form
- Use ID3 Tags - Extract ID3 information from MP3s and dynamically insert into Title, Description and Tags
- Save a customised code template for embedding in to blogs, websites etc.
- Add between 1 and 180 seconds of silence to the end of videos - useful if YouTube is cutting them short.
- Access any new features added to this list...!
- The video has been uploaded to my YouTube account, but I can't find it.
You will have been given a link when the upload was complete - if you didn't take a note of it, you are able to see all of your videos by going to http://www.youtube.com/my_videos. You will need to make sure you are logged in to the same YouTube account you used with TunesToTube
- How long does it take to process and index my video?
In short, it can vary depending on video length and how busy the YouTube servers are - this is taken directly from the YouTube support pages:
"An uploaded video will immediately be visible in an authenticated user's uploaded videos feed. However, the video will not be visible on YouTube until it has been processed and indexed. The length of time between when the video is uploaded and when the video is publicly visible on YouTube varies. However, videos are usually indexed within one day and may be indexed in several hours or even less than an hour."
- What is the 'Connect With Soundcloud' feature?
If you have donated, and have a Soundcloud account, you can connect TunesToTube to it so you can upload the mp3 to Soundcloud at the same time as the video is uploaded to YouTube.
When your account is connected, you will see a 'Send to Soundcloud' tick-box on the main upload page. You can also transfer MP3 files directly from SoundCloud to the upload queue if you have someting uploaded there but not on YouTube.
- Why am I getting the "Low sample rate detected" message?
You get this message because the site cannot use your MP3 to make a video. The program that the site uses (FFMPEG) does not support sample rates of less than ~16000hz.
You will need to follow the instructions below to re-encode your mp3 so the sample rate is higher (44100hz is best):
If you do not have Audacity (an open-source music editor), you can download it from http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/
- Start Audacity
- Click File > Open - find the mp3 file you need to re-encode and click 'Open. The file should now be open in Audacity.
- Look for the 'Project Rate (Hz)' setting in the bottom-left corner and set to 44100
- Click File > Export
- Select 'MP3' from the 'Save as Type' drop-down menu. If this is the first time you have used Audacity to export an mp3, you will need to follow the LAME Installation instructions (below).
- Click 'Options' and select a bitrate - 320kbps is the best quality (but also largest)
- Click 'Save'
- Go to the LAME download page - http://lame1.buanzo.com.ar
- Under "For Audacity on Windows", left-click the link "Lame v3.99.3 for Windows.exe" and save the file anywhere on your computer. Do not right-click the link to the .exe file.
- Double-click "Lame v3.99.3 for Windows.exe" to launch it (you can safely ignore any warnings that the "publisher could not be verified").
- Follow the "Setup" instructions to install LAME for Audacity. Do not change the offered destination location of "C:\Program Files\Lame for Audacity".
- The first time you use the "Export as MP3" command, Audacity will ask for the location of "lame_enc.dll". Navigate to "C:\Program Files\Lame for Audacity", select "lame_enc.dll", then click "Open" and "OK".
- Why have the last few seconds been cut off my video?
YouTube has a tendency to occasionally loose the last few seconds of a video.
It's an issue talked about at 'Uploading Videos' > 'Videos are shortened' https://support.google.com/youtube/known-issues/16903?hl=en), and can affect the video files that tunestotube sends.
Try setting this to X seconds (X being the amount of time that is being chopped off).
With that setting switched on, the site will add X seconds of silence to the add of all your videos, the idea is that YouTube will chop the silence off but you will still be left with your entire MP3 in tact.
- YouTube rejected my video for being too long..
With a new YouTube account, YouTube will only allow you to upload videos that are 15 minutes long. To upload longer video you will need to 'verify' your account - follow the steps here
- Why does the site say "File is too big"?
A limit of 25MB is currently enforced (this can be increased to 50MB by donating, or 175MB for URL uploads). This should be enough for most single mp3s. If you need to upload a really long mp3 (like a mix), try re-encoding it at a lower bitrate (i.e. 320 -> 128kbps) - this will reduce the file-size. Alternatively, you could split the mp3 in to parts, and upload them separately - I use mp3splt for this http://mp3splt.sourceforge.net/mp3splt_page/downloads.php
- Why does the site say "File is too small"?
Make sure you are not trying to upload a shortcut. The minimum filesize is 1kb - so if the file is genuinely an mp3 or an image, you should not get this error.
If you are using a Android phone, use the 'Select Music Track' option. If that deoesn't work, try using a different File Explorer program, for example ASTRO File Manager.
- Why does the site say "Filetype not allowed"?
Check to see that the file is an MP3 (.mp3 extension) or Image (.jpeg, .jpg, .gif, .png). Make sure you are not trying to upload a shortcut.
- I have uploaded my video, but when I view it on YouTube it says "An error occurred. Please try again later."
This happens when YouTube is just about to complete processing the video. Wait a few seconds and refresh the YouTube page, and it should load normally.
- How do I make border-less videos?
The trick is to upload an image that is *exactly* 1280x720 pixels. If you have donated, the best thing to do is edit your image in Photoshop (or similar) so the background colour matches the colour around the main image. If you have not donated, you should make your background black, as the watermark that is added is framed in a black border.
- Can I use a .gif to make an animated video?
You can use a gif, but it will not be animated. The site will just take the first frame and repeat that. The reason the encoding is so quick is because the site does not have to render a whole video. If you want a proper "video", you would have to use software like Windows Movie Maker, Adobe Premiere Pro (or similar)
- I want to send my video to multiple YouTube channels at the same time, is this possible?
The way to set the accounts up is as follows (AccountA and AccountB both need to have donated):
- Sign in to YouTube using AccountA
- Go to http://www.youtube.com/account_advanced and copy the ChannelID to your clipboard
- Sign in to TunesToTube using AccountB
- Go to http://www.tunestotube.com/link.php
- Paste the ChannelID from your clipboard in to the 'Grant Permission To' box and click 'Submit'
If you logout of TunesToTube and then log back in to using AccountA, you should be able to see AccountB's Channel ID in the 'Additional Accounts' drop-down menu. You can also set up a link the other way round, or grant permission to more than one channel.
- How do I download songs from YouTube as MP3?
Sorry you can't download MP3s from YouTube using TunesToTube, only upload :-)
What does TunesToTube do?
All you need to do is upload an MP3 and an image to the TunesToTube server - it will combine them and create an HD video. Once the video is created, the YouTube API is used to upload it to your YouTube channel - this normally takes around 10 seconds!
Why use it?
Individually these processes can take a lot of time, even with software like Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Sony Vegas etc. - it is much quicker and easier when everything is automated online!
Who is the site for?
The MP3 you upload does not get re-encoded by this site, and additional steps are taken so the audio quality is as good as it can be on YouTube.