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Upload image and audio files

November 15, 2019

In this video, we’ll show you how you can
turn your audio or image files into a format you can upload to YouTube. First we’ll start with audio files. If you have an audio file of a song you just
wrote, you can import it into a movie editing program on your PC or Mac. When importing, you’ll want to add an image
in it that’s as long as the length of the track. Once you export this out as a movie, you’ll
be able to upload it to YouTube. And that’s it for audio files! To start sharing photos on YouTube, visit
the Uploads page. Now click on the “Create” button under
“Photo Slideshow”. You can choose to upload photos from your
computer, or choose photos and albums from Google+. Once you’re done choosing your photos, click
“Select”. Now you can choose to add more photos or rearrange
them. When you have the order you want, click “Next”.>From here, you can fine tune your slideshow
by adjusting the duration, effect, and transition. If you’d like, you can also pick background
music. Once you’re all set, click “Upload”. Now you’ll be able to view your slideshow
on YouTube! And that’s it! Subscribe to our channel for more tips and


  • Reply jung yunhy September 16, 2017 at 8:45 pm


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  • Reply Chariklia Groenendijk October 3, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    When i click on upload there is no create videos/photoslideshow icon. Is it removed?

  • Reply King October 4, 2017 at 12:59 am

    This video doesn't explain how to turn it into audio. Unless you already started

  • Reply Nice Gaming bro October 31, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    My YouTube no Asin edit

  • Reply Dead Channel December 19, 2017 at 4:20 am


  • Reply quikyu's archives December 20, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    i dotn see the "create videos" box 😛

  • Reply Then vs Now December 21, 2017 at 3:29 am

    the new update thing doesn't have the create a slideshow button so I cant do anything!! 🙁

  • Reply K. S. December 29, 2017 at 3:34 am

    Why can't I do this in Canada?

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  • Reply Saafwaat baataa January 2, 2018 at 11:25 pm

    صئور سكئس

  • Reply xseleniumx January 6, 2018 at 11:31 pm

    This doesn't work anymore!!!
    How do I do it now?

  • Reply 556nando January 9, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    Ola preciso de ajuda,parecei receber notificaçções por email e pelo Push de notificações, oque faço ?

  • Reply sboudreaux27 January 11, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    Can we upload pictures for montage videos ?

  • Reply Morgan Kabwe January 30, 2018 at 9:59 am

    working hard is the source of everything in life.

  • Reply djyogesh bhilai February 6, 2018 at 2:12 pm


  • Reply gsj ! February 10, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    Can we do this through mobile?

  • Reply Nothingness February 16, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    i dont see photo slideshow

  • Reply Happy Harry February 24, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    I cannot see the "Create Photo Slideshow" button. Am I doing something wrong??

  • Reply ywmpg February 25, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    Guess they also got rid of the slideshow creator. THANKS YouTube. (again.)

  • Reply Ana Lourenco Creative Arts March 2, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    HELP!!!!! I want to upload pictures….though, i dont have any option!! Dont that "create videos"!!!

  • Reply Utkarsha Kale March 5, 2018 at 8:01 am


  • Reply Unknown Name March 18, 2018 at 3:13 am

    uh…youtube did the video editor button broke cause i don't see it

  • Reply Airborne Adventures, LLC March 21, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    No photo slideshow option 🙁

  • Reply Buur Epic Unicorn March 27, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    what did u use????

  • Reply Kevin Behr April 5, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    Very useful, but not quite what I was looking for. Can you show me how to upload a 360 jpg file please, and also a 360 video.

  • Reply Oday Tab April 12, 2018 at 5:43 pm


  • Reply Angıe April 13, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    I can't find the photo slideshow thingy ;-;

  • Reply Erik Bennacer April 18, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    Can't you guys just make this feature on YouTube? It's been like 10-15 years…

  • Reply Chaleur Planetaire April 28, 2018 at 3:55 am

    Why is there no audio?

  • Reply Jacob The Korbloxian May 7, 2018 at 11:27 pm


  • Reply Peter Pandana May 13, 2018 at 8:26 am

    What software is that?

  • Reply Olivia Wieber May 18, 2018 at 12:44 am

    What is a good movie editing program to use?

  • Reply R A J K I R A N May 18, 2018 at 9:04 am

    Dear YouTube I am editing the video to make funny but I facing problems with copyright. how can I solve it

  • Reply Foxy Tails May 19, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    Cute cat

  • Reply DJ-BRAVO zeus music production May 30, 2018 at 12:01 am

    all this is a lie

  • Reply Sean Tame May 31, 2018 at 9:34 pm


  • Reply Sean Tame May 31, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    lol youtube itself has less subs than pewdiepie

  • Reply DatYoung MiloGames June 9, 2018 at 11:05 am

    So old YouTube needs to update this video. They dont have what he used anymore.

  • Reply Deonte Merritt June 13, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    its important how to do this cause my birthday is October 26 this year 4 months left my name would be called on the radio at least want to repair everything put audio and background image on my YouTube page cause its Friday I might do early before that.

  • Reply LiS Wright July 23, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    Well they discontinued this last year. That's too bad.

  • Reply MD4564 July 27, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    How about Youtube go into 21st Century and support more file formats ? :/

  • Reply Chavdar Chavdarov July 27, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    There is no Photo Slideshow under live streaming…

  • Reply Phillip Abramoff July 29, 2018 at 6:36 am

    You pretty much left out the help we are all looking for here.
    We're asking "how do you upload an image file with a sound file ?"
    and all you say is "find a way to upload your sound file".

    In other words, no help at all.

  • Reply Amber Celebrates Christmas July 29, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    I desperately need to know How to upload an appropriate file or even MAKE a youtube video… It won't let me and keeps saying I can't use the image.

  • Reply Amber Celebrates Christmas July 29, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    If someone could comment back to me that'd be helpful.

  • Reply Akaonyeweteli One Of-Anam August 4, 2018 at 9:41 am

    How can i upload my audio on YouTube?

  • Reply JuiceOTB August 6, 2018 at 9:55 pm


  • Reply kimbobabyy August 8, 2018 at 1:23 am

    the Photo slideshow button is no longer available, why is that ???

  • Reply Christopher Duncan August 14, 2018 at 2:36 am

    If you're looking for a "movie editing program" for the audio file to video file part there is one built in to the default windows 10 Photos app that can do what you're trying to do.

  • Reply aprilmiajane zkie1 August 19, 2018 at 7:55 am

    YouTube Video Editor

  • Reply Tommy Abad August 21, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    Create photo slideshow isnt there.

  • Reply Mr. Echo August 30, 2018 at 10:11 am

    That's a lot, seriously though cheers

  • Reply nathan smiddy September 7, 2018 at 6:08 am

    well sadly enough, you can't do this anymore 🙁 I have been trying to find sites that allow me to make a slideshow for youtube but no luck..

  • Reply juliafarino September 15, 2018 at 12:04 am


  • Reply Jerry Flesher September 20, 2018 at 3:55 am

    For anyone that doesn't find this video helpful, I would recommend you check out Audioship (just google it). You just upload an image, your MP3 file and it will make a video that gets uploaded to your channel.

  • Reply J B September 22, 2018 at 3:57 am

    what is your video editing software ?

  • Reply Jungy September 24, 2018 at 5:13 am

    What a trash video Jesus Christ

  • Reply SHA1 Studios October 8, 2018 at 8:28 am


  • Reply TGBoleyn October 12, 2018 at 3:09 am

    Which audio editiing software, moron? This was a horrible tutorial, not thought out or planned well at all. I'm never this harsh on people, but as a teacher, I take exception to those that think they can tutor or teach others without knowing what they're teaching!

  • Reply samprock October 17, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    idiots! "put music file into video editing program on mac or pc"?!?!?!?! the most bogus video I ever saw on youtube 🙂

  • Reply EVG STORE November 21, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    this is bullshit we don't have the slideshow button anymore

  • Reply BLUESTRIPKID November 26, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    what software was used in the beginning

  • Reply Jay Emti November 27, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    Need help.
    How can i upload video with mp3 download option for my subscriber?

  • Reply Dragan Pavlovic December 11, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    I REALLY don't know why you all continue with this option (slideshows), which DOESN"T exist since 2017. Now, in 2018. you CAN'T FIND THIS OPTION. The same thing is with subtitles. All videos are totally outdated, because you can't directly access the VIDEO MANAGER. You must enter to youtube studio BETA, then to go down and left option to the creator studio classic and THEN you will get VIDEO MANAGER ON THE LEFT and the famous EDIT near your video and CC option for the subtitles.

    JUST DELETE YOUR VIDEO, because it is totally misleading. It is totally outdated. The features you are talking about DON"T EXIST anymore.

  • Reply Men's Fashion Posting January 8, 2019 at 2:25 am

    why would you make this video and not mention WHAT the video software is …. lmfao

  • Reply The NewCastle Group January 11, 2019 at 1:59 am

    why I cann't see the column/box "Create Videos"? I want to create Photo slideshow and do video editor.

  • Reply Aidan XD January 12, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    dude these comments are wired

  • Reply Paul Broatch January 14, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    on  the  uploads  page  I  don't  have  a  Photo slide show  button  to  click  !  so  I  cant  get  started !

  • Reply SuperPlayz Gaming January 15, 2019 at 3:59 am

    I think this is outdated?

  • Reply The Glamazon Club January 24, 2019 at 11:04 pm

    photo  slide  show  button  has  now  been  removed  by  YouTube  because  they  say  there was not  much  demand  for  it .  If  U've  got  slides  +  U  want  to  turn  a  slide  show  into  a  movie  it  is  best  to  use  Windows  Moviemaker .  but  do  NOT  download  this  (  for  FREE )  straight  off the  internet  because  it  will be  full of  spyware .  Instead  make  sure  Ur  computer  has  Moviemaker  already  installed or  download  the  Windows  Movie maker  app  from  the  Windows  app button  on   the  computer …..NEVER  NEVER  NEVER  download  from  the  internet  anything  that's  FREE  …  coz  it  will be  full  of  spyware  +   other  types  of  malware

  • Reply Dr. Valerie Simpson February 1, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    Dr. Valerie Simpson the tutorial was vague

  • Reply Scinix February 7, 2019 at 6:05 am

    Why cant I just do this in the youtube editor directly??

  • Reply Jk L. February 19, 2019 at 12:36 am

    how to put an elephant into a freezer? step 1, open the freezer's door. step 2, put the elephant in there. So easy.

  • Reply SUPERSONIC129 March 5, 2019 at 12:44 am

    Thanks for removing a useful feature..

  • Reply A D March 7, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    0:31 aaaah Slideshow bob

  • Reply Guts Black Swordsman March 7, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    Cant post photos there is no option for it videos only

  • Reply doomed huh March 9, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    Here's how to do this. just use this complicated software that you don't have or know how to use! simple

  • Reply Rebekah and Joel March 14, 2019 at 6:01 am

    Hello Youtube,

    I desperately need your help. I have been trying to upload a video (12 minutes long) on and off for over a week now. I am verified to upload long videos, the video has been saved and attempted to upload in both MPG and MP4 form, I have updated my Google Chrome browser and I believe I have updated my Youtube account/browser as well. I have researched multiple feedback forums and followed Youtube procedures to optimize any potential errors. I have also cleared my computer storage to ensure it has enough space as well. When I upload, it typically takes 1 hour and then a message displays "Video unable to upload/failed to process. Please make sure you are using correct file formats." I have checked and uploaded multiple times, downloaded from my computer/iMovie multiple times and uploading to Youtube. Please help me. I am very frustrated and sad about these issues. I have multiple videos and ideas for uploads as well as people who would increase viewer traffic/Youtube use, but I am sadly unable to use Youtube at the moment. Please help me as soon as possible. Thank you in advance.

  • Reply ashez2ashes May 24, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    There's literally no create videos option in youtube.

  • Reply Tirth Parmar May 26, 2019 at 10:07 am

    Thank You So Much

  • Reply NAAKTEK TV June 4, 2019 at 12:10 am


  • Reply Charles Bronson June 5, 2019 at 4:55 am

    Audioship is not free. The trial 1 hour version expired after about 2 minutes and They require access to your google/you tube account. Seems like a scam!
    This video was not much help

  • Reply katakisLives June 5, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    Sounds overally complicated and most of the video editing software no longer seems present on windows ten

  • Reply zendrato team June 5, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    You have to give us the feature to change the audio and upload it to the videos we have uploaded.
    we need it.

  • Reply GATO SUAVE June 12, 2019 at 8:04 am


  • Reply Debapriya Pathak June 23, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    Those who has touch the milestone of 1k subscribers only an eligible to upload photo and audio files.
    It should be mentioned on the video..

  • Reply ICallsEmLikeISeesEm June 24, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    Why Youtube even requires video (as opposed to just audio) is beyond me. Everyone rips off the music that gets posted anyway, it's not like they're doing anyone any favors by doubling the amount of work and tripling the size of the file just to have a static picture to accompany the audio. At the very least there should be a simple "add image" feature.

  • Reply Jupiter Loner July 6, 2019 at 3:51 am

    Not helpful at all

  • Reply Areshha liaqat Naats August 9, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    if you type youtube studio on google then you can edit videos and convert audio files to videos

  • Reply Into The Outside August 15, 2019 at 12:19 am


  • Reply The doggy show 2.0 August 27, 2019 at 2:55 am

    This wasn’t helpful for me

  • Reply DJ D ONE August 31, 2019 at 8:31 pm


  • Reply Mindfulness September 7, 2019 at 12:42 am

    not make sense

  • Reply eyes_on_the_money Ldot September 16, 2019 at 5:04 am

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  • Reply MR KIV SALONGO October 5, 2019 at 10:04 am

    Mr Kiv Salongo anew artists in the block of music

  • Reply the 777playlist October 21, 2019 at 4:35 am

    Can you do this from your phone?

  • Reply TYLER NGUYEN October 30, 2019 at 4:43 pm


  • Reply xXtwilightz sqaudzXx November 11, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    This don't help

  • Reply Dennis The Menace November 13, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    Very helpful thanks 🙏

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