I don't know where to post this, so I will start with it in "Other" as I know many of you who can help me read this thread.
First, I just learned when I tried to download videos to You Tube that the format that my Verizon phone has recorded them in is not a format which You Tube will accept.
You tube is asking me to select a format to use and my choices are
- HEVC (h265)
How do you select the video format on your Android Phone and is there a way to change it to one of these accepted formats?
Or do you simply convert the file to one of these formats with a program instead of re-configuring the cell phone (which I would prefer)?
From the You Tube site ""Select the file format you'd like to convert mswmm (Movie maker project file), .msdvd (DVD Maker project file), .wlmp (Movie maker project file)""
You tube didn't tell me which format my unacceptable format is, so I am not sure how to select which file to convert. Any suggestions?
Also, in addition to the videos I have on my Android phone that I just attempted to download, I have a bunch of videos saved on memory cards from snow plowing. I would like to download some of these for viewing, but am not sure the easiest way to get these from memory card to you tube.
So, is there a program I should be using to make this as easy as possible to get my Go Pro movies to You tube and if so, what is it and where do I get it?
Is there a separate editing program for videos that I should be using or is this all part of the same program and conversion program?
I would like to get this as simple as possible, so imagine my excitement when I attempt to download the videos I do have and apparently my phone doesn't use one of the dozen acceptable formats, but I don't know the format that I am using that is apparently not acceptable. If there was ever an appropriate use of this banging head guy, this is it........
Any insight I can get from those who have done this and who would suggest a video editing program or a video conversion program is appreciated. I have never edited a video and don't plan to get too involved in the process. Perhaps I will piece together videos and / or carve out the non interesting parts of videos, but I don't plan on getting "fancy" with the editing.
SO, easy to use, and compatible with You tube is what I am looking for. I will be honest, this is something I know nothing about and frankly, only want to learn what I have to in order to use the program. Perhaps my interest in video creation and editing will change as I become more familiar with the process, for now, I just want to be able to post videos and perhaps chop out the parts which aren't interesting or worthy of posting. After I get some of this behind me, perhaps my attitude will change, but for now, I am looking for as few obstacles as possible.
If this makes any difference, my laptop is a windows platform and I use Mozilla Firefox. So, if Mozilla has a video program I can use, that would be great. My cell phone is a Droid Turbo about 3 years old. I use a Go Pro Knock off camera for much of the recording and I have some of the videos on my phone. I have many hours of videos on Memory cards from which to draw for posting.
Thanks in advance for your help.