Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Issue Solved-Tod Files Cannot Upload to YouTube?

I just recently purchased the JVC GZ-HD40, the recorded video is .tod file, how can i publish my .tod video to YouTube for sharing with more friends?

Tons of thanks.

YouTube also has very strict requirements for music, video and movie uploading, in terms of file size, duration, resolution, codec, frame rate and bitrate. What are YouTube friendly video types? The formats of videos downloaded from YouTube are MP4, FLV, Webm, etc. Then what video formats are supported and accepted by YouTube for uploading and editing?

YouTube supported video formats and file extensions: 

MOV (.mov), 3GP (.3gp, .3g2, .3gpp), MPEG-4 (.mp4), FLV (.flv), AVI (.avi), MPEGS (.mpg), WMV (.wmv), WebM (.webm)

From what have been listed above, we may roughly draw the conclusion that TOD files are incompatible with YouTube. You need a simple program to convert the .Tod file to most commonly used format like mpg, avi, wmv, flv, mp4, etc. For this point, i would suggest using MP4 for uploading to YouTube. MP4 overlaps all the advantages with small file size, high compression rate (for high quality) and popularity. MP4 includes two video Codecs, namely, MPEG4 and H.264, which are both widely supported, together with AAC (2 Channel - 8 Channel) and MP3 as audio Codec. So it is the most recommended YouTube upload video format.

You need a simple program to convert the .Tod file to MP4. Pavtube Video Converter / Mac Version (Top YouTube Video Converter Review) is a professional video-editing program, is able to import and convert .TOD files. You can trim any clip of TOD video, crop the video size, and add special effects to your video. When all set ok, export TOD files to desired video formats, like MPG, AVI, WMV, MP4, MOV, 3GP, RM, FLV, SWF, etc. So just try this and enjoy yourself.

Free download the Trail version and have a try, it is 100% clean and safe:


Follow the guide below to convert and uploading the upload the the TOD video files to YouTube.

Download and install Pavtube Video Converter on your computer or Mac (compatible with Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 and lower versions / Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.5 Leopard and lower versions). Run this program immediately. We choose the windows version as the guide, Mac version as the same in the steps.

Step 1. Copy the TOD files from JVC GZ-HD40 or camcorder to your Mac. Then click “Add” button to import .mts files, or directly drag and drop the files into this program.

Tip: If you’d like to combine multiple TOD files to be a single file, you can tick the checkbox“Merge into one file

Step 2. Go to the format list by clicking the format bar close to the "Settings" button and choose standard H.264 MP4 by click “HD Video” > “H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)”.


Step 3. (Optional) Open "Video Editor" window and switch to the "Trim" tab, you can drag the slider bars to include the segment you want to remain, click the left square bracket to set start point, and click the right square bracket to set end point when previewing the video or directly input specific values to "Start" and "End" box.

Step 5. After all the settings is completed, hit right-bottom "Convert" button to start to convert TOD video to standard H.264 MP4 for upload the the TOD video files to YouTube.

After the conversion, hit the "Open Output Folder" on the main interface to pop out the folder with the converted TOD files. Then you can upload the converted TOD files to YouTube with no problems.

You can go with the steps below to upload converted TOD video to YouTube.

1.Go to YouTube.com and login your account.

2.Click the "Upload" on top right to open video upload window.

3.In the middle area, hit the "Upload" button to upload files or drag and drop the files you desire to upload to this area to start the uploading process.

4.During the process, fill the information of the videos.

5.When the uploading process is finished, you can publish the video to YouTube for share.

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  1. i recommend a professional video editor - Avdshare Video Converter.https://www.avdshare.com/how-to-edit-tod-files

  2. I use iDealshare VideoGo to convert TOD files to YouTube more supported flv, mp4, avi, wmv etc

  3. I recommend you use iDealshare VideoGo to convert between any video or audio formats.https://www.idealshare.net/video-converter/avi-samsung-galaxy.html