Supported YouTube file formats

Not sure which format to save your video? Receiving an "invalid file format error message when you're uploading"?

Make sure that you’re using one of the following formats:

  • .MOV
  • .MPEG4
  • MP4
  • .AVI
  • .WMV
  • .FLV
  • 3GPP
  • WebM

For more advanced information on file formats you can read through this article on encoding settings.

If you're using a file format that's not listed above, use this troubleshooter to learn how to convert your file.

Select the file format you'd like to convert

  • .mp3, .wav, .jpg, .png
  • mswmm (Movie maker project file), .msdvd (DVD Maker project file), .wlmp (Movie maker project file)
  • .camproj (Camtasia project file)
  • imovieproject, .dvdproj (iDVD project file), .rcproject (iMovie project file)
  • .piv
  • Other

Are you using Windows Movie Maker or Windows Live Movie Maker?

  • Windows Movie Maker
  • Windows Live Movie Maker