Even though the last decade saw a tremendous rise in music streaming apps with Spotify, Apple Music, and Pandora becoming pivotal players in the music industry, most people still use YouTube to consume music. One of the better aspects of using YouTube to stream music is the massive catalogue of artists on the platform, as anyone can upload their music without facing any gatekeeping. While uploading to YouTube is a pretty straightforward process, the platform only allows video uploads. If you’re looking to upload an audio file to YouTube, you will need to convert it to an appropriate video format first. In this article, we bring you 4 easy ways to upload audio to YouTube.
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Use an online audio-to-video converter
There are several audio converters available online that will convert your mp3 file to mp4 format. A file in mp4 format can then be uploaded to YouTube the regular way. Tovid is one of the easiest online converters to control your audio file to an mp4 format. All you need to do is upload the audio in mp3 format and add an image you want to be displayed on top of it. The conversion process will take a few minutes, after which you can download the file to your desktop. This mp4 file can easily be uploaded to YouTube. You can read about how to upload a video to YouTube here. TunesToTube is another excellent online converter that can be used for this task.
Use a video editor
If you aren’t too keen on using an online file converter, any basic video editor for your desktop will convert an mp3 audio to an mp4 file. One of the better editors equipped for this task is the Movavi video editor. Once you launch the Movavi Video Editor, click on ‘Add media files’ to upload the images you want to overlay on the music. Click on the ‘Import’ tab to open the desired audio file in the editor. Apart from converting your audio file to video, Movavi also lets you create transitions for the images and add captions for the video. Don’t like Movavi? Here is our list of the top 10 video editors for Windows.
Use an Android app
If you’re looking to upload on the go, you will need an editing app to convert your audio file to mp4 format. Avee Music Player is the ideal app for this job. Launch the app once you’ve downloaded it from the Google Play Store. Since it is primarily a music player, you can select any audio file from your smartphone to play on it. Tap on the hamburger menu at the top left corner of the screen and ‘visualiser’. Here you can select from multiple visualizer options to overlay on top of the audio file. Once you’re satisfied with the result, tap the download icon to export it to your device.
Use VLC media player
The VLC media player is one of the most versatile software around. Not only can it support a wide spectrum of media formats, but it can even carry out basic conversion tasks. In order to convert an audio file to video using VLC, click on ‘Media’ and select ‘Convert/Save’. Import the mp3 by clicking on ‘Add’ and specify the format you want to convert the file to (mp4). Click on Start to begin the conversion process.
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These are the top 4 easy ways to upload an audio file to YouTube. You can also directly upload an mp3 file to YouTube by visiting music.youtube.com and selecting ‘upload’ after clicking on your profile icon. Once the music is uploaded, you can play it using the YouTube Music app. If you found this article helpful, let us know in the comments!
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