To create a youtube or dailymotion video, you can easily follow the steps below. You will have to learn a lot more about CINELERRA-GG to take full advantage of its capabilities and make some really special videos, but this is just to get a start and to see the possibilities.

  1. Start CINELERRA-GG; usually you can do this by clicking on CINELERRA-GG icon or key in cin_path/bin/cin.
  2. In the Program window on the lower left side of your screen, left mouse click the File pulldown.
  3. You will see Load files as the second choice so left mouse click this and find your video file to load, highlight it, and check the green checkmark in the lower left hand corner to get it loaded.
  4. Edit your video in the Program window using the basic commands of:
  5. Add a title by highlighting the Video Effects in the right hand side Resources window; then highlighting the Title icon and dragging it to the Program window video track and dropping.
  6. Click on the middle icon button (looks like a magnifying glass) on the brown colored Title bar to bring up the Title window bottom text box and key in a title.
  7. Use the File pulldown to select Render to create the desired video. In the Render window just next to the empty box to the right of the ffmpeg file format, click on the down arrow shown there to see the choices and pick youtube. Then move back up to key in the path and filename to render to. It will pick all of the defaults automatically for you so then just click on the green checkmark to have it start. There is a progress bar in the main window, very bottom of the right hand side.
  8. Key in “q” in the main window to get out of CINELERRA-GG and yes or no to save your edit session.

Youtube will allow the upload of the resulting rendered file as named. However, Dailymotion requires that the file be named with an acceptable extension so you must rename the output file to have the extension of .webm instead of .youtube

There are currently 6 specific variations within the ffmpeg (file format) / youtube (file type) for different video options. You see these when you click on the wrench to the right of the word Video and then the Compression down arrow in the Video Preset window. The first 3 are based on Webm/Vp91 and contain basic comments of usage and where to find more information.

The first 3 below, plus any of the VP9 files under the file type of webm are the recommended options to use because they are freely usable in any circumstance. Standard Definition use with default audio/Opus High Definition “ “ Ultra High Definition “ “

For more details and options on VP9, see:

Alternatives based on h264 and for non-commercial use are listed below. For Dailymotion, these must be renamed to have a different extension of .mp4 instead of .youtube before uploading. Standard Definition – must change to audio High Definition - “ “ Ultra High Definition - “ “

These same steps have been verified to work for creating Dailymotion videos – however, the created files must be renamed before uploading to change the youtube extension to webm instead for Dailymotion.


... Webm/Vp91
credit by Frederic Roenitz
The CINELERRA-GG Community, 2021