YouTube Uploads Might Get Stuck "In Processing"

Sep 30, 2009 • 9:03 am | comments (35) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics
 

One of the worst parts of uploading to YouTube, especially large and long HD quality videos, is waiting for YouTube to finish processing the video so people can watch it. I normally create a 15 minute or so video, in HD quality, upload it sometime before 11am to YouTube and it often won't be available until after 6pm. The upload process takes an hour or so and the processing can take several more hours.

On very limited occasions, those videos never make it out of the "in processing" status and then you have to reupload all over again. Never fun.

This time, Liz from the YouTube support team has confirmed a bug in the upload process. She posted a thread at YouTube Help the other day saying:

Some of you have mentioned here in the Help Forum and on Twitter that your uploads are stuck processing. This is a bug with the uploading process and our team here is currently working on a fix. Once the team's fixed the bug, uploads which are currently stuck processing will be re-processed again.

For those of you who need to upload a video immediately, try uploading a second time if your original upload attempt is stuck.

Thanks for informing us of this situation, and we appreciate your patience while we're working on resolving the matter!

It is nice to know YouTube is looking into the fix.

Forum discussion at YouTube Help.

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Comments:

maeruth

10/02/2009 11:15 pm

I experience this too. The length of my vid is 9:48. It's been three days yet it's still processing. I'm hoping they'll be able to fix this soon so I won't need to upload my vid again.

Dbmcbb

07/08/2011 03:12 am

Mid 2011 and still not fixed because this is happening to me. Maybe it is because I use Picasa to upload?

Cassboi1997

08/05/2011 10:23 am

my video is 11 seconds and is stuck on 48% processing

Jouno4

08/05/2011 07:12 pm

My vid is 5:15 long, uploaded fine and is now stuck in the processing stage at 81% about 20 min. remaining. Guess they never got around to truly fixing this one!

Janadorkface

11/18/2011 08:51 am

If you use Internet Explorer, try using Google Chrome. After a 2 day headache, and the upload repeatedly (4x) getting stuck after hourssss at 100%, I tried Google Chrome and it worked. Wish I would've done that to start with ugh.

Johnfitz2003

12/30/2011 02:27 pm

this " bug " is from 2 years ago . Its still a mass

John

01/23/2012 10:58 pm

So here we are in 2012 and I've been uploading for 8 hours and now it's stuck on 17%.

Cameron

01/26/2012 06:52 pm

This bug persists!

Al S

02/16/2012 06:06 pm

The is happening with me again and again, the video is 16 mins long and it's neither HD nor high quality but still it is STUCK .... aaaaahhhhh  I am going to convert one day to somewhere else

Psilionimus

03/12/2012 01:09 pm

I FUCK IT  I UPLOADING ABOUTE  45 HOURS VIDEO IS 100% UPLOADED LAPTOP IS ALL FUCK RED AND HOT AND SHIT STOP ON PROCESSIN ON 3% WTF SHIT IS THIS SOME ONE FUCKN FINALY FIX THIS BUG IM FUCKN TIRED  OF WASTING NEXT MY JOB MAN !! I SENDING MY PRESENTATION TO YOUTUBE AND IN THIS WAY I  GOT JOB  !!! I FUCK THIS FUCKN YOUTBUE I LOST SECOND JOB CUZ I CANT FUCKN UPLOAD MY WORK !!!

Lucas

04/12/2012 05:45 pm

i am trying to upload a 14 minute long hd video and it keeps getting stuck at 5%, no matter how much i try it over and over. what can i do?

ac

07/10/2012 07:24 pm

Uploaded a video today that is 1.55gb 720p hd, I upload at well over a half meg a second, started at 5am now its 2:20pm..stuck at 84% now for hours. Not even to the processing part. looking for another video site now as YouTube is about a waste of time.

zug

08/07/2012 07:38 pm

That's fucking annoying too! Waste of time!!!!!!!

Hyper OA

08/08/2012 09:24 pm

I am uploading a video which is 480p and 1:13 seconds long. Processing is not even starting and I cannot put in a description till it has, :) Viva La Daily Motion

Weequay2

08/16/2012 03:54 pm

It's crazy because the OP posted this article 3 years ago. I'm glad to see youtube is hard at work finding a solution to the problem... /s

Eric Brady

09/16/2012 02:22 pm

It's 3 years later and the problem is still happening. It takes 4 hours to upload a 10 minute video, then gets stuck at 0% processing with no indication it's doing anything. You mentioned that the processing step could take hours, so I will wait it out this time. However this could all be fixed EASILY by a "retry processing" button. Always program for errors.

grogsnog

09/22/2012 04:03 pm

They used to have an option to use the 'advanced' uploader; because they said it was better for larger files. I tried it three times and and it stuck every time. I used the regular uploader - what used to be default and it worked every time. It seems they made the 'advanced' uploader the default now and have gotten rid of the one that works. I left them a note that it didn't work and I'm sure everyone else has as well but they don't listen.

grogsnog

09/22/2012 04:40 pm

OK, I found the 'basic uploader' if you scroll down the uploader page or Ctrl F and type in 'basic' you'll find the link to the basic uploader, it is working.

Daborski

10/06/2012 04:10 pm

You need to use soap in your mouth my friend!

GunlanceSony

11/13/2012 04:30 pm

Hey I took some videos on iPad 2 camera, but it always won't process if the video is long and if I try to upload it from the iPad. But it's always faster to upload from iPad than pc if the video is taken from iPad camera. I need help!

Oleg F.

12/27/2012 01:53 pm

Same here, but with an 8 minute video.

Sir Bubbles

02/07/2013 11:26 pm

And approximately three to four years later we're still having this same problem...

goodlucker

02/15/2013 10:28 pm

i was having this problem when i tried to upload a simple 30 second video and the "processing" thumbnail just froze. after waiting it out for about half an hour i just clicked on the thumbnail and to my surprise the video had already been uploaded. i think it may be just a glitch where the little thumbnail showing the "processing" image just gets stuck.

Brigs5

02/28/2013 03:49 am

my video is about 4 minutes long and its been uploading for about 3 days! what whould i do?

stranger

04/06/2013 12:19 pm

its been 4 years still no fix, they arent looking into anything

Guest

07/03/2013 09:43 pm

I have had a video prosessing. its taking a long time the link is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZiGu60YCAI

Saphyron

07/03/2013 10:10 pm

Aye and I aint using another 10 hours to upload the video again. this is kinda bullshit

Jorge

07/21/2013 10:54 am

I'm having this problem RIGHT NOW!!!! 07/21/2013!!!! Google ruined this site!

INTERNET.

09/30/2013 08:20 am

Get better internet.

sonic10158

10/29/2013 07:31 pm

google still hasn't fixed this. Instead, they just keep making the site's layout worse and worse

moomsiepop

12/30/2013 01:23 pm

BULL CRAPPP! -_-; SERIOUSLY.. just about two weeks ago i was ab;e to upload HD video which is about 9 minutes long. and this time after i tried to upload another HD video for three days and finally gave up to make it lower quality, (not even HD) its no processing at all. -__- . my internet at home is working super fine, and ive tried to move to another place to upload. its just wont upload! this is frustrating!!!!!1

Natheeeh

02/21/2014 03:28 am

Still not fixed. Tried uploading the same fvideo four times. The first time, it reduced the quality to 360p max instead of 1440p, the second time it wouldnt even begin to upload, the third it stuck at processing 95% and finally, this time, it seems to be stuck at 92% uploading. My internet is 350kb/s so that's not the problem. This bullshit needs fixing.

capcomfan2010 .

03/01/2014 09:19 pm

This is bullshit the two videos I'm trying to upload keep processing faster than they are uploading causing them to be stuck on 95% processing when it finishes the upload.

Brad R Dezirt

03/04/2014 05:22 pm

Someone needs to create another YouTube format (other than Vimeo) to give these guys competition. Maybe that will make these assholes respond better to complaints.

Justin S Shields

04/08/2014 06:01 pm

And it's still doing this glitch now. Pretty much what I expect from YouTube.

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