How To Edit & Share PS4 Video To YouTube
Want to show more than just your Facebook friends your mad skills on Battlefield or Call Of Duty? Here's how to share PS4 video to YouTube.
Published on Jan 6, 2014
Unless Sony update the PS4 to include the abiility to upload PS4 video to YouTube directly, you'll need to follow a series of awkward - but easy - steps to get hold of that video to share with the rest of the world.
So if you want to upload your PS4 gaming video to YouTube - or, indeed, any other website - then you can follow these steps.
For this process you'll only need a Facebook account, a YouTube account and a PS4 (obviously).
How To Edit & Share PS4 Video To YouTube
Share a PS4 video
- Initially the process of sharing PS4 video is exactly the same as you would normally follow to upload a clip to Facebook. If you haven't done this before, simply press the 'Share' button on the DualShock 4, choose 'Video' and then select the clip you want to upload.
- At this point you can also trim the video clip down to just the parts that you want. This will make the file size smaller so it will take less time to upload, but if you want to edit the video yourself you can do so at a later point.
- Enter the description for your video then click 'Upload'. This will begin the process of uploading the video to your linked Facebook account.
- Once the upload has finished you'll be able to view the video on your Facebook profile. To get hold of the video to upload to YouTube you will need to download the file. Start by opening the video's own page in Facebook - this will be a page with just the video on, as well as a place for your friend's to post comments.
Downloading the video
- Find a Facebook video downloader website. There are a number of these, but for the process we use fbdown.net.
- If your video is not private, copy the URL into the text box and click 'Download'. You may be asked to follow additional steps, including adding the word 'videoz' into the URL (after the word facebook in the URL).
- If your video is private, you'll need to follow a few extra steps. Using fbdown.net's private Facebook video downloader you'll need to copy the page source from your Facebook page.
- To copy the source code, open the page on Facebook of the video you want to download. Right-click on a blank part of the page and select 'View page source' - this will open a new tab with the web page's code.
- To copy this select all the text in the source code (ctrl + a on PC, command + a on Mac) and then copy. The shortcut for copying is ctrl + c on PC, or command + c on Mac - but you can also right click and select 'Copy'.
- With the source code copied, return to the private Facebook video downloader on fbdown.net and paste the text into the specified box at the bottom of the page. Then click download and you'll be given the option to download in low quality and high quality - it is better to pick the highest quality. Right-click the option you want and choose 'Save as'.
Edit and upload to YouTube
- Whether your video was private or public, you should now have downloaded the video onto your computer. At this point you can edit the video file however you like, using whichever software you might prefer. The file is downloaded as an MP4 file, so it will be accepted by most video editing software.
- If you don't wish to edit the video yourself, you can then use this file to upload directly to YouTube - or any other video sharing service you like.
- All you need to do is select the video file that you have downloaded and the process to upload will begin. These differ from site to site, so if you have a preferred option you will need to follow the on-site instructions. For YouTube simply sign into your account, click 'Upload' at the top of the screen.
- On the next screen, click the big upload button where you'll be prompted to select the video file you want to upload.
- From here the upload will begin and, once complete, it will be stored on YouTube ready for you to share to the masses. Consider adding in a description and changing the title to make the video more appealing to YouTube users.
That's it! You're done.