I let this computer lanquish as it uploaded my second video.
My youngest son had spent time editing it. I’d asked that he get it to or below 15 minutes. He cut enough out to make it 16 minutes. No worries. It would still upload. He said.
So for over twelve hours, I let this computer sit mostly idle while it took its sweet time uploading sixteen minutes to my youtube channel.
By mid-day today, it had finally finished. It had a note beside the announcement that it was fully uploaded. It was over the length specifications and my account needed verification. Oh, dear. What did that mean? I bothered my son and asked him to come show me what to do. As typical technology savvy offspring usually do, he sat down at the computer and began clicking keys. This was not a learning experience for me.
He announced that he needed a phone number, so I gave him my cell phone and he used that number. Youtube sent him two different strings of numbers to enter. He did that and then said my account had been verified. He suggested I watch one of the videos I enjoy watching on my hulu account. Instead of clicked on my weblink to my second video. The screen announced that it had been removed due to length. I went to my son and told him.
He said he knew. He said he was using his computer and to please not try to upload it again right now.
So I went to youtube to check out the problem myself. It seems this is a common occurrence. Even though you are told you will not have to upload your video again, after you verify your account, you do.
What’s to say they won’t pull the same thing the next time I let my computer download/upload, whatever load, a video, especially since it’s still too long????
I got an email saying google needed to verify that this was my billing email address. Why would google bill me? Is there a charge for uploading a longer than 15 minutes video?
All I know is I’ve done this same damn video five times. Five times I’ve gone through all the things I wanted to say. Then it was nineteen minutes long and somehow my son couldn’t chop off one more minute to help me.
I guess I’m a writer, and not a video maker.
I guess I’ll give up, which is something I seldom do.
I also seldom have to do anything more than five times to get ir “right”.
This is why you won’t see any more video links here. There won’t be any more. I have better ways to spend my time and so does my computer.