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How to upload a video to YouTube

Like most computer applications, YouTube is always changing. So right after a tutorial is created with step 1, step 2, etc. it's out of date. Whenever a *how to* is written, it becomes useless very quickly. In the old days, when you could control what version of software was on your computer, you could resist any *upgrades* and go on doing things the way you always used to, and you could rely on a *how to* manual or video to guide you. And you still can - if you are using software that is installed on your computer. For internet-based software applications, the approach is very different. And if it's frustrating you, it's because you aren't thinking like they are.

The days of tutorials, how to books, etc. on computer software are over. That doesn't stop companies from selling these things, or people from buying them, but they are useless. If you want to know how to upload a video to YouTube, both now and in the future, you have to play it like a video game.

If you've never played a video game (and just exactly how old are you?), using an application like YouTube will never make any sense. If you have played video games, you know that you just start going, pause every once in a while to read the online instructions (which are usually just short paragraphs), and go.

The best advice that I ever got when I was worried about using a computer for the first time was to go play video games. And that model has continued to be used by software developers.

And that's how you do it!