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Why doesn't my upload from Clipchamp to YouTube work?

You can upload a video directly to YouTube after you finish editing in Clipchamp from the export page.

This article lists different ways to solve errors in this upload process on Clipchamp, particularly if:

  • The upload appears to finish successfully (it reaches 100%) but you don't see the video on your YouTube channel

  • You see an error message or nothing happens when you try to upload to YouTube

What to do if the video is uploaded but is not showing on your YouTube channel

The export progress bar will reach 100% and a YouTube link will display when Clipchamp has successfully uploaded the video.

Image of YouTube URL generated from Clipchamp export page

If you see this link but you can't see the video in your channel, it's possible your video may not appear due to your YouTube account's privacy settings.

Try locating the video in YouTube's "Video Manager". To access the Video Manager, use this link or go to and log in to your account. Click on "My Channel", then "Video Manager", then "Videos".

If you see the video you uploaded in there, you can change the privacy settings to make it appear publicly on your channel.

Image of YouTube Video Manager with Video category highlighted

In addition to uploading to YouTube, we recommend you also save the video to your computer. This saving process is instant and will not take extra time. It ensures you have a local copy in case of any upload problems.

What to do if you see an error message or nothing happens

Here are some ways to solve the error if you're using Clipchamp's direct YouTube upload option and are seeing an error message during the upload process, or the upload does not start at all.

Option 1. Disable extensions

Disable extensions such as Ghostery and AdBlock Plus and reload the page.

Note that if you reload the page you will have to convert or record your video again. We recommend saving the video to your computer and uploading it separately via

Option 2. Check your login

Re-check that you're logged in to the correct YouTube account and they try re-uploading. You can do this by opening YouTube in another tab.

Option 3. Check your YouTube account settings

If your video is longer than 15minutes, check if your YouTube account is set up for long video uploads. See this YouTube help article.

If you have followed the above steps and the problem persists, try deleting the browser cookies on that are related to Google and YouTube.

In Chrome browser, you can do this by clicking the lock symbol in the browser address bar, then clicking on Cookies.

Image of website settings dropdown menu with Cookies option highlighted

Remove all entries related to Google and YouTube (e.g. select and and click Remove) in the popup.

Image of website settings with Cookies menu open

Close the popup and reload the page. Next, try exporting and uploading your video again. You will be prompted to log in and connect your YouTube account again.

As mentioned above, we recommend saving the video to your computer first if you don't want to lose it.

If the steps above do not help, we suggest you save the processed video to your computer and then upload it directly on YouTube.

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