Ricoh Theta to YouTube 360 on a Mac

The easiest path for me to get Theta video on YouTube using a Mac ended up being . . .

  1. Change file from m4v to mov – just rename the file and confirm.
  2. Open the renamed video file with the Spatial Media Metadata Injector program
  3. Save it
  4. Upload to YouTube and wait a bit as it’ll take a while after upload for it to become 360 interactive but it does get there.

Comments on this post

  1. D'Arcy Norman said on May 30, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    Dude. I’ve been trying to figure out why the Theta S app can upload just fine, but Youtube barfs on the file when I try to upload it myself. This ‘splains it! Now to try some editing… Thanks for sharing the weird upload kludge!

    • Tom Woodward said on May 30, 2017 at 9:26 pm

      Beautiful! I almost didn’t write this. You’re renewing my faith in the blogs.

  2. D'Arcy Norman said on June 1, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    here’s where you regret posting the blog entry 😉 Still can’t get Youtube to accept a video file. Tried renaming, injecting, but Youtube still barfs, with “The server has rejected the file. Please follow these steps and upload the file again.”

    • Tom Woodward said on June 1, 2017 at 10:20 pm

      Throw me the file? I’ll give it a shot if you’d like.

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