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How Do I Export iMovie Videos Longer Than 15min To My Files?

I made this 20min long video and now I am not being able to save it on my computer. It just won’t let me. It keeps saying there is an error. And when I tried to upload it to youtube instead, it said it wouldn’t cause it was over 15 minutes. Can you help me find a way to save that video and put it in a pen drive or something?

Comments: One Response to “How Do I Export iMovie Videos Longer Than 15min To My Files?”

    2 years ago

    Looks like you are having two separate problems.

    First, you say it won’t let you save the movie to your computer. I’ll need a lot more information to help you with that. What are you doing, specifically, to “save” it? Are you using an export or sharing option? Which one? Include all the details. And then what is happening — what does the error say?

    Second, you’ve got an upload issue with YouTube. I wouldn’t ever use the share to YouTube option inside of iMovie. It is a convenience to be able to both export and upload with one command, but if you are having trouble you shouldn’t try to use that and just export first so you get a video file. Then upload to YouTube separately using the standard YouTube web page.

    The default limit for videos at YouTube is 15 minutes. If you want to upload longer videos, you need to get permission from YouTube so your account can handle it. See YouTube: Upload videos longer than 15 minutes.

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