YouTube's audience is huge, and RedCircle makes it possible for you to distribute your content directly to your YouTube account.  No uploading, no transcoding, no nonsense!

NOTE: RedCircle's automated YouTube publishing is only available to podcasts with 1,000 or more downloads per week.

Before We Begin

Two things to check in with:

  1. Have you created a YouTube channel?  - If you don't have a YouTube channel yet, you can create one here.  Make sure you're logged into the correct Google account when you create it!

  2. Have you verified your YouTube account? - Before YouTube will let you upload more than 15 minutes of video, you need to verify your account first.  You can do this here.  Make sure you're verifying the correct Google account!


Connecting Your YouTube Account to RedCircle

You can connect your YouTube account to your podcast from RedCircle's distribution page.  To get there, log in to RedCircle and visit the 'Podcasts' tab.  Click on the show you want to publish YouTube videos for.  Then, click on the 'Distributions' box.

From the distributions page, select 'YouTube' and then 'Sign In'.  You'll run through Google's authorization flow, which will connect your account to RedCircle.  Once that's done, you're all connected.


Publishing Your Video

Once you've connected your account, you can begin publishing new video versions of your podcast.  When uploading your next episode, make sure to check the box!

Depending on your show's size, it may say 'Publish to YouTube' or 'Generate Video File' depending on the size of your show.

Uploading to YouTube

If your podcast has less than 1,000 downloads per week, RedCircle doesn't automatically publish the podcast to YouTube. From your episode page, you can click the 'Video File' link on your episode's page to download the file and then upload it to YouTube by hand.


My episode is published but I don't see my video yet.  What's up?
Depending on the length of your episode, it can take RedCircle an hour or two to generate the video version of your podcast.  If you're still waiting after a few hours, check in with RedCircle support.

Can I upload my past episodes?
Unfortunately, no.  Google places a limit on the number of videos we can upload each day, so we can't create videos for your back catalog of episodes.  We're thinking about solutions to allow you to put up one episode from time to time.  Stay tuned!

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