More and more people like to make a video and share it on YouTube for money, interest, or more. However, some people reported that they can’t upload videos to YouTube. What’s the culprit behind this issue? In this post, MiniTool answers the question and show you corresponding solutions.

There are many interesting YouTube videos every day. Photographing a video, editing it, and uploading it to YouTube becomes a part of many people’s life.

However, lots of people report that they can’t upload videos to YouTube. Why does the issue happen? There are 4 possible reasons and you can check which of them leads to this issue.

# 1: Poor Internet Connection

When you can’t upload videos to YouTube, you should check whether the poor internet connection is the culprit.

If you want to test the internet speed, you can go to Google Chrome and search for internet test speed and then click the RUN SPEED TEST button.


After clicking, the testing process begins. In the process, you will see an estimate of the megabits per second your connection. After a few seconds, a window shows you the testing result, including the download speed, upload speed, and a qualitative evaluation of the metric.

the testing result of the internet connection speed

If the testing result shows that your internet connection is slow, please read the post that shows you try to increase upload speed and then try to uplaod your videos to YouTube again.

Tip: You can follow the guide mentioned in the post to check your Wi-fi signal strength.

# 2: Large Size of the Video

If you still can’t upload videos to YouTube after increasing the upload speed, it is possible that the size of your video is too large. So, check the size of your video that you want to upload to YouTube.

Why can’t you upload a large size of video to YouTube? The reason is that there is an upload limit on the platform.

Note that the upload limit is not for every YouTube creators. If your YouTube account has been verified, a YouTube video can be upload to 12 hours long (as much as 128GB); if not, you are supported to upload a video that is 15 minutes or less (as much as 2GB).

If your account has not been verified, in this situation, you have two choices. One is to get your account verified immediately and the detailed tutorial is offered in the following recommended article.

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The second choice is that you can try to reduce the video size if you do not want to get your account verified now.

# 3: High Resolution of the Video

If your video size conforms to the YouTube upload limit and you still fail to upload videos to YouTube, you can take video resolution into consideration.

It could be said that nearly all details in a video with high resolution can be seen clearly and this brings a better viewing experience. However, higher resolution videos take longer to upload. So, be patient.

# 4: Heavy Upload Traffic

The last possible reason for failing to upload videos to YouTube is that you are uploading videos at a peak hour. In this case, your Internet Service Provider registers spikes of upload traffic and might take longer to upload your video to the platform.

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