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Upload to YouTube via wifi only - force phone to use 4g?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by AurJohn, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. AurJohn

    AurJohn Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Is there a way to force my Bionic to let me upload videos to YouTube via 4g rather than wifi?

  2. Not trying it ... it would seem ...

    Be on a 4G network

    Turn off WiFi using one of many widgets or go to
    Settings | Wireless & Networks and Un-check Wi-Fi

    In the YouTube app ...
    Go to Settings | General settings:Uploads and select On any network

    Did it work?

    ... Thom
  3. AurJohn

    AurJohn Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I changed that setting in the Youtube app. It sill says "Large files will be uploaded via wifi only" ... With 4g, it would only take maybe a minute to upload this ~35 mb file... There has to be a way.. I paid for unlimited data (grandfathered), and I want to use it!! :):thinking:
  4. may2700

    may2700 Well-Known Member

    this whole concept confuses me, i cant upload large videos unless i have a wifi connection, but, i can pay an extra $20 a month to turn my phone into a mobile hotspot and allow OTHER people to upload their videos using my phone as a hot spot? is anyone else seeing the problem here?
  5. Not being a YouTube uploader I had no answer. I searched around the Internet and could find no answer.

    What I did find was the YouTube Help Forum at ... http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/youtube/ask?hl=en

    I have come to the conclusion that this is a restriction imposed by YouTube and if you are going to get any resolution to it you will do as by posting your question on the YouTube Help Forum.

    ... Thom
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  6. AurJohn

    AurJohn Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Right, I've used my wife's phone as a hotspot to upload videos from my phone, and vice versa.. makes no sense!

    Thanks for looking Thom
  7. Lars

    Lars Android Expert

    How about the desktop version of youtube from dolphin browser? Upload the file like you would from a pc.
  8. hydroids

    hydroids Lurker

    The browser, even when set in desktop mode, defaults to a mobile version of youtube. Unlike conventional websites, there does not appear to be any override link available at the bottom of the page, nor is uploading a mobile feature.

    Several videos will block mobile streaming access per the content owners request. Not sure why anyone would limit the access to their own videos.
  9. I've done all kinds of research on this issue because I agree it's stupid to force such a limit on the user. There's a workaround.

    Rather than 'sharing' your videos from another app to youtube, open the Youtube app itself and use its built-in upload method. (be sure to have your settings set to upload on "any network").

    I uploaded a 94mb HD video this way.

    One thing to note is that you will not see progress in your notification area. The progress is shown in the Youtube app under the "Uploads" tab when you view your account (should automatically go there once you start your upload).

    I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you have questions.

    NOTE: As far as trying to upload it via the Youtube website through the browser... I used the Dolphin browser in "Desktop" mode (so websites would load normally rather than mobile mode) and logged into Youtube and tried to upload the video. It got as far as "Uploading..." but stayed at 0% for a very long time until I eventually backed out and gave up.
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  10. chrisrach3

    chrisrach3 Newbie

    This is the answer I've been looking for! I probably should've figured it out myself, but oh well. Thanks.

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The Motorola Droid Bionic release date was September 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, TI OMAP 4430 processor, and 1735mAh battery.

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