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How to Upload Facebook Videos to Youtube

Both FaceBook and YouTube are popular video sharing sites. You can watch many funny videos on them. But when you wanted a interesting video on FaceBook and want to share it onto YouTube, what would you do At this point, it's highly impossible to transfer a video from Facebook to YouTube directly. Chance is that it has a roundabout way.

Although you can't directly send FaceBook video to YouTube, you can download videos from Facebook by using third-party websites that extract download links from the Facebook website. Once the Facebook video you want is downloaded to your computer, you can upload the video to YouTube like you would any other video file.

Download FaceBook Video

1. You can download FaceBook video using this site: downfacebook.com

2. Log into your Facebook account and open the page containing the Facebook video you want to put on YouTube. Click the URL address bar. Click "Edit" and then select "Copy."

3. Enter or paste the Facebook video link above in the input box and hit the Enter key or Download button. It will automatically navigate you to the video page where you can preview your video and after confirmation you can download the video. Download buttons are available below the video.

download FaceBook video

4. After clicking on Download button, a download page will open containing download link of the video with a video preview which you can use to watch the video before downloading it. Videos are provided in MP4 formats and may available in two resolutions i.e. HD (high-definition) and SD (standard-definition).

Upload Downloaded FaceBook Video to YouTube

1. If you haven't had a YouTube account, you can create an account online: https://www.youtube.com/

If you have had a YouTube account, just sign into your YouTube account. Once you are logged into Youtube, you will be able to upload a video.

Upload videos to YouTube from your computer web browser.

  1. Sign into your YouTube account.

  2. Click on Upload at the top of the page.

  3. Before you start uploading the video you can chose the video privacy settings.

  4. Select the video you'd like to upload from your computer. You can also create a video slideshow or import a video from Google Photos.

  5. As the video is uploading you can edit both the basic information and the advanced settings of the video, and decide if you want to notify subscribers (if you uncheck this option no communication will be shared with your subscribers).

  6. Click Publish to finish uploading a public video to YouTube. If you set the video privacy setting to Private or Unlisted, just click Done to finish the upload or click Share to privately share your video.

  7. If you haven't clicked Publish, your video won't be viewable by other people. You can always publish your video at a later time in your Video Manager.

Can't Upload FaceBook Video to YouTube

Although we have downloaded FaceBook video in MP4 format which is supported by YouTube, there might be have the possibility that you can't upload the FaceBook MP4 video to YouTube cause YouTube has strict requirements on the video.

Best uploading settings for YouTube video

Obviously, a proper file format is not enough to ensure a smooth and successful YouTube uploading process, you should also pay much attention to other YouTube uploading settings such as the suitable video bit rate, frame rate and audio bit rate, sample rate, channels or other YouTube recommended settings, the following article will listed them one by one for you.

Container: MP4

Audio codec: AAC-LC

Audio channels: Stereo or Stereo + 5.1

Audio sample rate: 96khz or 48khz

Video codec: H.264 High Profile Video

Scan mode: Progressive scan not interlacing

Bit rate: variable bit rate, no bit rate limit required.

Chroma subsampling: 4:2:0

Frame rate: content should be encoded and uploaded in the same frame rate it was recorded. Common frame rates include: 24, 25, 30, 48, 50, 60 frames per second (other frames are also acceptable).

Resolution: 2160p(3840x2160), 1440p(2560x1440), 1080p(1920x1080)

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Therefore, you need to convert FaceBook video to YouTube compatible MP4 video when you can't directly upload FaceBook video to YouTube with a video converter.

How to Convert FaceBook Video to YouTube

There are many video converters in the market that can help you convert downloaded FaceBook video to YouTube video. But here, I stronly recommend you Pavtube Video Converter. This program not only assist you to transcode any unsupported FaceBook MP4 to YouTube best compatible H.264 MP4 video, but also gives you the chance to adjust the output profile parameters such as video resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, frame rate and channels to make them adapt with YouTube favorable uploading profile settings.

Apart from MP4 video, it also can convert MKV, AVI, WMV, DJI Phantom video, 4K video, MXF and more video to YouTube supported video. What's more, you can edit your videos to make it more fit in YouTube requirement. you can shorten video length with the program's "trimming" function to cut off video to remove unwanted parts or segments, if the video file size is larger than 2GB, you can reduce video file size by splitting large video into small clips by file size, count or length or lower the output video resolutio, bit rate or frame rate to compress video into small file size. For Mac users, please download the Mac version - Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to share MP4 on YouTube on Mac OS X El Capitan or macOS Sierra.


Step 1: Imort unsupported FaceBook MP4 files to the program.

Launch the application on your computer, click "File" > "Load Video/Audio" or "Load from Folder" to import FaceBook MP4 files to the program.

Import MP4 files into the program

Step 2: Output Youtube best uploading format.

You can select "H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)" under "Common Video" main category.

Output YouTube best supported 4K format

Step 3: Tweak encoding settings for YouTube upload.

1. Click "Hit "Settings" to open the "Profile Settings" window, here you can adjust the output video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate and audio codec, bit rate, sample rate and channels to let them fit them YouTube.


2. Open "Video Editor" window and switch to the "Trim" tab, you can drag the slider bars to include the segment you want to remain, click the left square bracket to set start point, and click the right square bracket to set end point when previewing the video or directly input specific values to "Start" and "End" box.

Trim video lenght

Step 4: Compress FaceBook MP4 video file size.

After all setting is completed, hit right-bottom "Convert" button to begin the FaceBook MP4 video to YouTube best compatible uploading settings conversion process.

When the conversion is over, you will have no limitation to upload and share any Facebook video on YouTube with fast speed and perfect quality.

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