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    Imovie share to youtube, where are the files stored?
    If I want to watch a movie I've made for youtube on the local disk, where will I find it? If it's a temporary file, it doesn't matter as long as I know in the next few hours because it's taking that long to upload the large HD movie.

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    The only thing I see isn't playable. In a special Unix folder called /tmp, a file called tmpUploadFile.txt is created. That file has some XML wrapping around it which if stripped, would reveal the real MP4 file iMovie created and is playable. While the upload was occurring, I copied the file and hacked basic Perl script to strip the XML.

    I think you are better off just downloading the MP4 file from your YT account. Oh wait, my test shows that content uploaded via iMovie 09, doesn't display a download button in YouTube. What's with that?
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    I've just realised that once it is made for youtube, you can export it to the hard drive afterwards without needing to create the file again. Providing it is the same size of-course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xstep View Post
    I think you are better off just downloading the MP4 file from your YT account. Oh wait, my test shows that content uploaded via iMovie 09, doesn't display a download button in YouTube.
    Youtube is weird like that. I actually do have that button on some iMovie projects that I've uploaded, but the button disappears after downloading a few files. A red bar shows up saying that "the file is no longer available for download", WTF?! Its like they don't want you to download all of your own stuff very easily.

    Oh, and I was going to chime in with what the OP already discovered for himself. As long as you haven't made any changes to the project since uploading to YouTube, yes you can just export the file at the same quality settings and its super snappy, as if its taking that hidden file and just renaming it and making it visible. Weird.
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