How to pause and resume large Youtube video upload

Did you know, you “can” pause and resume uploading big big file to Youtube without any add on application installed?

This was easy than thought!

I has a problem to upload full HD video that is so big big big … and my internet was slow slow slow … it’s like it’s never gonna happen … until I find (hidden) hints in Youtube Help about this.

How to :-

1. Upload the file

2. When you are out of time (like you upload the file all night and it just finish 15%!) click on the “x” mark, the text “cancel upload” will appear. Don’t afraid, click it!

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3. You have time within 24 hours to resume

4. When you want to resume upload, you go to Youtube upload page and browse the “same” file that sitting on the “same” place (folder) in 1. and click upload as usual

5. Youtube will show “Upload pending …” in the progress bar … and then (after it think for a sec) … it will show you that 15% progress and continue uploading your file from that!!! I believe we can continue upload the file as long as the duration after cancel in within 24 hours (should enough for most circumstances)

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Ref: Read “Continue previous upload” in

Hope this be useful and make you happy!! 😀 (same as me)


21 thoughts on “How to pause and resume large Youtube video upload”

  1. Thank you! Just what I was looking for! I also have very slow upload speeds at home and need to upload like 4GB of video haha

  2. I don’t know why it’s not working on my video. I uploading a file now and it’s not continuing the upload from my previous video. It’s like I have to start all over again… and it sucks because I have the video with 36% progress in my video manager T.T

  3. Hi, make sure you keep the file you upload at the same place (folder) and continue upload within 24 hours. 🙂 It’s still works every time for me.

  4. Thank you. I was only at 47% uploaded after 12hrs so wanted to reset the router to see if it speeds up but didn’t want to risk losing what progress I had made if it didn’t. This saved the day.

  5. Wow! It worked. Thanks Jay. I had to reboot my laptop as it had become slow.

    Gracias… Danke… Thank you.

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