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YouTube For Dummies

Doug Sahlin, Chris Botello

ISBN: 978-0-470-14925-6 July 2007 408 Pages


YouTube For Dummies takes the classic Dummies tact in helping tech novices get a handle on a popular technology that more tech-savvy audiences consider "simple." With so much content on YouTube getting media attention, more first-timers are jumping on the site and they need help. The book also helps the next step audience of users looking to add content to YouTube. Content includes:
  • Watching the Tube - includes getting your PC ready for YouTube viewing, finding video, signing up for an account, and creating favorites.
  • Loading Video to YouTube—covers the nuts and bolts of shooting video, transferring it to a PC, editing it, and sending it up to YouTube.
  • Bringing Along YouTube—covers the various ways you can use YouTube video in places other than on the site. Includes mobile YouTube and adding videos to your MySpace page or another Web site.
  • I Always Wanted To Direct—explores how to use YouTube's directors program to upload longer video, use the site for marketing, or launch your own videoblog.

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Introduction 1

Part I: Curtain Up on Streaming Video 7

Chapter 1: Everything You Wanted to Know about YouTube 9

Chapter 2: Registration, Please: Creating a YouTube Account 25

Chapter 3: A Guided Tour through the Tube 37

Part II: So Many Videos, So Little Time 69

Chapter 4: Searching the Tube for Your One-in-a-Million Video 71

Chapter 5: Customizing Your YouTube Experience 93

Chapter 6: Joining the YouTube Community 127

Part III: Broadcasting Your Video to the World 155

Chapter 7: From Camcorder to YouTube 157

Chapter 8: Look at Me! Tips for Getting Your Video Seen 193

Chapter 9: Getting Famous on YouTube 247

Part IV: Famous Final Scene: YouTube for Fun and Profit 275

Chapter 10: Thinking outside the YouTube Box 277

Chapter 11: Playing It Smart, Playing It Safe 305

Chapter 12: Bam!! Kicking It up a Notch 327

Part V: The Part of Tens 351

Chapter 13: Ten Tips for YouTube Videographers 353

Chapter 14: Ten Things Not to Include in Your Videos 363

Index 369