What file formats does YouTube accept for upload and how big can the file be?

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What file formats does YouTube accept for upload and how big can the file be? rogionline 3/21/10 2:30 AM
My video camera makes videos in the MP4 format which is not supported by Microsoft Movie Maker. I can convert them to .WAV files but then they become very big, for example over 200 MB for a 90 second video. Is this still okay to upload to YouTube or should I be looking for a way to create a different file format? What are the best formats to use on YouTube?
Re: What file formats does YouTube accept for upload and how big can the file be? Flygon 3/21/10 2:48 AM
WAV files aren't actually a video format, they're just the raw uncompressed audio.

If you don't mind uploading an unedited video, just upload the MP4 directly onto YouTube.

If you do want to edit your file using Windows Movie Maker, the tool listed below can be used to 'convert' (In reality, it's just changing the container the video and audio are stored in, like the difference between Wine in a Keg or a Bottle) the file from MP4 to AVI, a format that is Windows Movie Maker compatible.
Re: What file formats does YouTube accept for upload and how big can the file be? JDoors 3/21/10 12:39 PM
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Re: What file formats does YouTube accept for upload and how big can the file be? JDoors 3/21/10 12:41 PM
Ooops: Also, if you can run Windows Live Movie Maker (latest version), it accepts MP4.