Upload your videos
Once your video is edited, it’s time to upload it to the TEDx YouTube channel using our Media Uploader. We’ll walk you through how with these instructions, and point out some important rules to remember.
How to upload your videos
Please use the TED Media Uploader to upload your videos (we are no longer using YouTube to upload Talks).
The Uploader is the only way to upload your TEDx Talks to the official TEDx YouTube channel. Your videos should not be uploaded to any other YouTube channels or video platforms.
Below are instructions and rules for uploading your videos. Once your videos have been processed, we’ll add them to the TEDx Talks website within three working days.
Before You Start
- The TED Media Uploader is accessible to TEDx licensees only. You must log in using the same TED.com profile that is registered with your TEDx license.
- A TEDx licensee can grant guest access to an individual to upload on their behalf; however, only one guest invitation is valid at a time per organizer. Guest access is valid for one month. All users (even guests) must have a TED.com profile.
- You will not be able to upload your videos with the TED Media Uploader tool until your event’s date, duration, and venue location is listed on your event page. This includes start/end time, state/province and all venue details. Once these details are filled in, please make sure that the red dot appears on the map below. Once these details are filled in you will be able to access the Uploader.
- Log in to the TED Media Uploader. If you do not have access to the Uploader, request it here.
- Once you have logged in, select the event that you wish to upload for. If you do not see the correct event or date, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Click “Upload Video” to upload a new file. (Note: You can only upload one video at a time.)
- Follow the instructions on the next page. Select the file you are uploading, and fill in all the required fields. This includes speaker name, speaker bio, topic, and tag(s). You don’t need to include the standard TEDx disclaimer to your video description -- this will be added automatically to each upload.
- Click "Upload."
If you're having trouble with your upload, please watch this short video for help.
These uploads will appear as public on YouTube by default. You can monitor these uploads from your dashboard in the TED Media Uploader.
- Add your playlist of videos to your event page. A playlist is automatically created on our TEDxTalks Youtube channel when you upload your first video. Visit our channel and search for your TEDx event name. Add this URL to your event page.
- Subtitle your videos to reach a wider audience! TEDx Talks can be transcribed and translated through TED's Open Translation Project. Follow these five steps to get started.
Next: Get views
Rules to remember
- Do not upload your talk video files to any other video sharing platform. TEDx Talks belong on the official TEDx YouTube channel.
- Make sure you’ve reviewed our video editing guidelines for your pre-roll animation and sponsor slide.
- You should try to upload Talk videos within one month of your TEDx event. Let us know if you run into any significant delays with editing and uploading by sending us an email at email@example.com.
Want to increase your video’s visibility? Check out our tips on getting more views.
Watch the TED Media Uploader tutorial