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Uploading Files Larger than 2 GB Via SFTP to YouTube (4 posts)

  • Started 3 years ago by JAM Works
  • Latest reply 3 years ago from JAM Works
  • JAM Works Member

    About a year ago, a post production service uploaded a video file larger than 2 GB to YouTube for me. A technician explained, "As per YouTube specs, files larger than 2 GB can be uploaded via SFTP."

    I have never been able to find these specs. Also, I cannot find YouTube's hostname for uploading via SFTP. I want to be able to do this myself, now.

    Obviously, this is really a question for YouTube. But can anyone on this forum share experience uploading via SFTP to YouTube?

    Posted 3 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator


    I don't have personal experience with this, but YouTube has a couple of help topics on the subject:

    Let me know if you have any questions about following these instructions with Fetch.

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 3 years ago #

  • JAM Works Member

    Thanks, but I don't completely understand either of those help articles. More importantly, I don't think they apply to a regular YouTube user like myself.

    Both articles seem to have something to do with using YouTube's Content Manager, which is something that I am not using, and don't need.

    Posted 3 years ago #

  • JAM Works Member

    This help article implies that you have to have a special account by referring to "your YouTube Technical Account Manger":

    I think using SFTP is not available to a regular YouTube user like myself.

    Posted 3 years ago #


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