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I'm trying to upload an introduction to my open source program on YouTube.

It plays well (although the quality is horrible) on my local machine.

I used LiVES on Ubuntu to create the final version. It's an ogv file.

Strangely, when I play it on YouTube, it is just a weird looking output with only sound and some lines/tiles.

The video link is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncFqnLZ-amE

Any idea why this is happening? Thanks!

Note: I've tried uploading this about 4 times now.

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Does your file work on the desktop ok? –  slotishtype Jun 1 '11 at 15:20
    
Yes, all my files (with various encoding formats) work PERFECTLY well locally. –  itsols Jun 5 '11 at 4:09

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Seems to be an issue with OGV on youtube but the thread is a little old. Here is a new thread however.

I think you'll need to convert to avi. Here is a blog post that addresses the issue.

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Thanks for the tip. I believe the OGV format is the root cause. But AVI does not do a good job. I tried the Flash format instead and it is good. Furthermore, the AVI file was HUGE - at least 10 times as big as the OGV. But the Flash file is about 3 times as big. I cannot explain this but this is my first hand experience. The video is FINALLY up - after a week of struggle! Thanks. BTW, the link to my file is here: youtube.com/watch?v=LNrfaEkjfZQ –  itsols Jun 5 '11 at 4:19

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