Creating a YouTube Video

Once your slideshow is finished you may want to share it with others as a YouTube video. In order to do this, you will need a YouTube or Google account. If you do not have an account, you need to set one up on YouTube.

Select YouTube... from the Share menu or click the Play Fullscreen/Share button. Click on the Continue button and the assistant will guide you through the necessary steps to create a YouTube video.

If your slideshow has missing images or audio files, you will first see a page that lists the missing files. If you used DRM protected audio files (songs purchased from the iTunes Music Store), these will also be listed.

Step 1: Select Options

Select the video resolution (SD 480p, HD 720p, HD 1080p, or 4K 2160p).

Step 2: Choose Destination

Specify where your YouTube video should be saved. FotoMagico will suggest a reasonable filename and destination folder. Accept the defaults or enter a new filename and destination folder, then click the Choose... button. Please make sure to select a folder on a volume that has enough free disk space. Also make sure to only select a folder for which you have write permissions.

If you choose a folder which does not have the correct permissions or if the volume does not have enough free disk space, then an alert will be displayed at the bottom of the assistant and the Start button will be disabled. In this case you need to choose a different folder or different volume.
If none of your volumes have enough free disk space, you need to attach another external hard disk or free up some space on your internal hard disk by deleting stuff you do not need anymore.

Step 3: Upload Information

Sign in with your Google account when the login sheet appears. After the login sheet is dismissed, select what type of slideshow (video) you are uploading from the category popup, enter the title and a brief description of the slideshow and select if the slideshow (video) is private.

Step 4: Exporting

Click the Start button. The video will be rendered and saved in the destination folder you specified in the previous step and then uploaded to YouTube.

Step 5: Finish Up

Your video may not be available immediately for viewing, because YouTube still needs some time to process the video. Please be patient. You can also select to embed your YouTube video in your own web page by clicking the Generate HTML button. Click Finish to close the assistant.

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