Uploading Video to Facebook from iMovie


Old 04-04-16, 06:50 AM
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Uploading Video to Facebook from iMovie

I am the webmaster and manager of a club's Facebook page. The clubs Facebook page is linked to my personal Facebook page so I access them both with the same username and password. I want to upload movies from iMovie to the club's Facebook page... but they keep going to my personal page. How can I either get the movies to upload to the club's page or how do I move a movie from my personal page to the club's?

The reason I'm doing this is iMovie only offers a couple resolution and compression options depending on where you are outputting the movie. Trying to output the movie as a file I can upload to the club's page only allows higher resolution options which result in a large, slow loading file. Choosing the option to upload directly to Facebook gives me the option of storing the movie in a much smaller size.
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Old 04-04-16, 08:11 AM
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I don't use Facebook but my guess is that it could be the browser that's making the choice for you. Try a different browser or a different computer OR delete all the cookies & cache before you connect to FB.
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I just went through something similar with iMovie and found a few options, though nothing that worked 100% for my issue. I don't know specifically about the Facebook issue, but I assume it's just uploading to your 'primary' account, which is your personal page. I don't know if there's a way to log directly into your club's account so you don't even have access to your personal page when you are uploading.

The other option is to save the iMovie to a file (as you tried). Then use a secondary program like QuickTime or Handbrake (a great open-source video transcoding softare packacge) to re-encode the movie into a smaller format/lower resolution. Then simply upload to Facebook.

AFAIK, iMovie doesn't allow you to set the encoding options, which is why you need to save it then re-encode it with another package.
I found that exporting the iMovie to a file

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