I made my first video today on my first camcorder using my first video editing software!
My niece had her 5th birthday last night, so I did a test (in anticipation of our first baby
arriving in 2 weeks, which is the reason I bought the camera). It was a blast, and I really
enjoyed it. If I had money and time, I think I could get into this hobby! lol.
Anyway, I exported a 3:45 long file using the Windows Media template (6mbps).
The file is 156mb big.
Now, I live on a small island, and the internet isn't great here.
I've got a 4 megabit download connection, which is a maximum of 500 kilobytes/second.
However, the maximum upload is only 0.4 megabit, which is only 50 kilobytes/second.
That seems to work out at 2.4 megabytes per minute.
156mb/2.4 = 65 minutes to upload this video under perfect conditions.
In practice, it seems to be taking 50-100% longer.
Is this normal? Are there many others uploading to youtube under similar constraints?
Or should I not really be attempting to put stuff online using this slow connection?
Perhaps video sharing only really for those elite who have huge connection speeds?
Or maybe some people really are patient enough to wait 4 hours to upload a 10-minute video?
Also, uploading using the youtube website interface, it seems to hang a lot.
I've tried the basic uploader, the normal one and the java one - all are unreliable.
Does anyone know if Picassa would be better for uploading the video?
EDIT: Picassa seems much better at uploading the file than doing it through the website.
If YT has an error processing the file, I don't yet know whether Picassa displays a message
though, or whether it allows resuming an upload.