You got them big? YouTube says it can take them the way they are and all at once. It sounds weird for a declaration from YouTube but it is actually what they said:
"Have a hard drive full of new videos? With the YouTube Uploader, we've now made it easier to get them all live on the site. This small piece of software lets you upload multiple videos to YouTube at the same time; each video can be up to 10 minutes in length and up to 1GB in size.
That's right, no more compressing to 100MB - we want your big files!"
Did I not mention that it was about movies? Must have slipped my mind or something of the sort. The downside is that the movies must still be 10 minutes long at most, as the announcement pointed out. Bummer fans were really hoping to be able to upload whole hour-long episodes of Oprah and more material that would not infringe in any way any copyrights as the board hopes.
It's a simple and logical idea that was bound to hit somebody one day but few will probably use it to its full capabilities. I mean who would want to upload several 1 GB files? And if there are users (except for groups that advertise their services this way) that want to do so, where are they and who is their Internet Service Provider? I want in on that action if it doesn't take long, never ending hours in which the browser is working at its peak of possibilities.
"Right now the YouTube Uploader is only available for Windows PCs but we're cooking up a Mac version too. To get started, just go to the installer webpage and download the software. Then you'll be able to access the Multifile Upload page and start your, well, uploading. These videos will be available in My Videosafter they have finished processing. (Note: it may take 30 minutes or more for extremely large files to appear on your page.) We link to the Multifile Upload page from today's single file upload page so you can always find your way back."
Now that you know what to do and how to do it, happy uploading!