YouTube is no stranger to anyone, especially to content creators.
When you subscribe to a channel on YouTube, you will see a long list of YouTube videos uploaded by the creator.
YouTube has a user-friendly interface and many features that help content creators expand their horizons.
However, sometimes YouTube drags the uploading process on the app. The video remains stuck with the notification that says “Processing will begin shortly.”
This happens due to a number of reasons like connectivity issues, out date applications, or an issue from YouTube’s side.
If you are facing this issue, this blog will inform you of the reasons why your videos are still in processing on the YouTube app, keep reading to find out more!
Why is a YouTube video stuck on “Processing will begin shortly?”
Every minute, about 300 hours worth of videos are uploaded on YouTube and 5 billion people view them every single day. Pretty shocking, isn’t it?
YouTube caters to a large audience that many platforms often fail to offer. Not only that YouTube prioritizes verified content creators and gets their content live as soon as possible.
However, given the large number of videos uploaded every minute on the platform, the video takes time to process. It is because the app is trying to match with various bandwidths, based on the connectivity strength.
For instance, when you upload a video shot in 1080p with 1920×1080 HD resolution it is not possible to see the video with the same resolution on each and every device. As mobile screens are smaller than widescreen displays, our eyes have a hard time telling the difference between 720p and 1080p video resolution.
YouTube caters to this issue by making multiple resolutions of the original version like 144p, 480p, 360p, and 720p.
So if your internet connection is slow then YouTube can play the video in a lower quality to provide you with optimum playback speed. This processing step can take a while to complete.
Why is my YouTube video processing so long?
There can be several reasons why your YouTube video is taking a long time to process:
- Video size: Large video files take longer to process and upload.
- Video format: YouTube prefers certain video formats such as MP4, AVI, MOV, etc. If your video is not in a compatible format, it may take longer to process.
- Internet connection: A slow or unstable internet connection can cause videos to take longer to upload and process.
- Server load: If there are many people uploading videos to YouTube at the same time, this can cause the server to become congested, which can slow down the processing time.
- Video length: Longer videos take longer to process and upload than shorter videos.
Further, delays may occur. If your video is larger than 1 GB, you are uploading at an odd hour such as the middle of the night, or the amount of RAM or graphics memory on your computer is insufficient for video editing.
You can try uploading the video at a different time when the server load is lower or using a faster internet connection.
Why does YouTube say “processing abandoned – The video could not be processed?”
The error message “processing abandoned – The video could not be processed” indicates that YouTube was unable to process your video due to an issue with the video file itself.
Some common reasons for this error include:
- Video format: Make sure the video is in a format that YouTube supports, such as MP4, AVI, MOV, etc.
- Video codec: Some video codecs are not supported by YouTube. If your video uses an unsupported codec, it may cause the processing to fail.
- Video size: YouTube has limits on the size of videos that can be uploaded. If your video is larger than the allowed size, processing may fail.
- Video duration: Videos that are too long or too short may fail to process.
- Video quality: If your video has a low resolution or poor quality, it may not meet YouTube’s standards and fail to process.
- Video content: Videos containing prohibited content, such as copyrighted or adult content, may fail to process.
If you’re still having trouble, try re-encoding the video in a different format, or reducing the video size or length to see if that resolves the issue.
What should I do if a video gets stuck at 0% on YouTube while processing?
If your video is stuck at 0% processing on YouTube, check your internet.
Sometimes processing can take longer than expected, especially if there are a lot of videos being uploaded at the same time. Wait for a few minutes and check back to see if the processing has resumed.
Here are a few steps you can try to resolve the issue:
- Open a new tab.
- Open your channel and click Videos in Creator Studio.
- Select the video that is presently being processed by clicking it (the video that is stuck).
- Make some adjustments, such as writing “Hello,” “Hello,” and “Goodbye” in the description.
- Return to the videos page by clicking the minus sign (-) in the upper left corner.
- When prompted to save the changes, simply click No.
- Alternatively, it may say: Save and leave or reload the page. Hit “OK.“
- Your video will be uploaded and fully processed after some time.
If the video is still stuck at 0%, try re-uploading it to see if that resolves the issue. Moreover, large video files can take longer to process. Try reducing the file size by compressing the video or reducing its resolution.
Contact YouTube Support if none of these steps help. They will be able to provide you with more specific information about why your video is stuck at 0% processing.
Here’s a table with 4 key points about YouTube video upload processing:
|Video format||YouTube prefers certain video formats such as MP4, AVI, MOV, etc. Videos in other formats may take longer to process or may not be accepted at all.|
|Video size||Large video files take longer to process and upload, so reducing the file size by compressing the video or reducing its resolution can help speed up the process.|
|Internet connection||A slow or unstable internet connection can cause videos to take longer to upload and process, so make sure you have a fast and stable connection.|
|Video content||Videos that contain prohibited content, such as copyrighted material or adult content, may fail to process so be sure to review YouTube’s community guidelines before uploading a video.|
Is it possible to exit YouTube while a video process?
Yes, you can. Although, do it at your own risk.
Once you have left the video to upload on YouTube it will take a while to complete. However, exiting the app before the video even completes uploading from your device can result in losing the video.
Therefore waiting for the step to be complete is preferred.
Once the upload is complete from your side then you’re free, now YouTube will take care of the further processing.
- For distribution, YouTube formats uploaded content into a variety of resolutions and bitrates. Each version of the video doesn’t always finish the converting process at the same time.
- As the queue finishes them and sends them to the storage pool utilized for distribution, the videos become accessible.
- This enables the site to utilize lower quality, unbuffered playing on sluggish connections or smaller devices with fewer data use.
- There can be several reasons why your YouTube video is taking a long time to process like large video size and unstable internet.