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Create a Slideshow Video on YouTube

Here are some steps that will help you create your own slideshow video in YouTube:

  1. Sign into YouTube with your google account.
  2. Click on the Upload button
  3. Click on the create button under Photo slideshow
  4. Click on Upload photos
  5. Type in a unique title
  6. Upload photos you would like to include
  7. Once all photos have been uploaded, drag and drop into the order you would like
  8. Click on the Next button
  9. Change Slide duration to Fit to music
  10. Select music you would like to have (make sure to not deselect ad-supported songs when you search for other songs) Music should be about 2-3 minutes in length depending on the amount of photos you have added. Find more music by typing in the category, deselect show ad-supported songs or else you will see ads on your video. Once you find the music you like, click on the Upload button. (Example Phase 3)
  11. Type in a title for your slideshow video and a description you would like. Add tags for search engines.
  12. Click on the Advanced settings to add more details, location etc.
  13. Click on Publish Uploading time will vary depending on the amount of photos, length of music and your internet connection
  14. You will be assigned a url of your video that you can use once the slideshow video is published.
  15. Once video is completed, you will be able to select one of three video thumbnails

To insert the video into your webpage

Install a YouTube embedding plugin to your site and enable it. You can also install a YouTube module and have the video appear in a module position on your website.

  1. Open the page, place cursor inside the contents area and center
  2. Paste the YouTube url in the content area
  3. Click on the Save & Close

 


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