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Ukelele Nov 1, 2012 @ 2:39pm
The Second Saxxy Awards (submissions)
Hey, film-makers!! I'm writing to you. Yes, you, Zachariah Scott. As you know, the Saxxys started the last Thursday for SFM. [] and started on Friday for TF2 Replay. You had three months for making the best video ever, so it's time to submit your entry. [] If you submitted your would-be-a-Saxxy video between Nov. 1, 12:00 AM and Nov. 15, 12:00 AM GMT, please let us know. This discussion I made is the best place to promote your video. So, let's comment!
Last edited by Ukelele; Nov 3, 2012 @ 3:33pm
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Ukelele Nov 3, 2012 @ 3:33pm 
Please submit some videos! Pass the voice!
Knusperfrosch Nov 13, 2012 @ 8:03pm 
I wish I could submit my entry. Alas, no such luck. :-(

During the past several days, including today, I have unsuccessfully tried five or six times to upload my entry for the SAXXY replay category to YouTube via the TF2 Replay Editor. The upload proceeds to 100% and for a split second I get a message window that says "Upload finished", but then an error message window pops up which claims:

"There was a problem uploading the movie. Please check your internet connection settings and try again. Also, make sure your YouTube account is linked to a Google account and that you have created a channel via"

Yeah, you're trying to pin this on me, replay editor, are you? After all the other trouble you gave me, like not showing hats and misc items at some times during editing, or changing character model positioning between the stages of editing and saving/rendering. I'm so frustrated now I'm about to give up. Watching an upload that takes two hours just to see the error message popping up at the end is no fun.

Let's see:

YouTube account linked to Google account: check
Existing YouTube channel: check
Disabled Google's two-step authentication (as demanded in the SAXXY FAQ): check
Fast internet connection: check
Put firewall into Game mode: check (and I checked the logs to see if the firewall had perhaps wrongly blocked anything... no it didn't)
Changed my Steam Interface settings from German to English, just in case, because I had a problem with uploading sprays into TF2 whenever it was set to German... but that accomplished nothing.
Logged myself into YouTube while the upload was running, with "stay logged in" box checked, so that the log-in won't time out, as it did the very first time: check

Sent a ticket to Valve's Steam Support on Monday morning asking for help: check. No reply.

Now, I don't seriously expect to actually get a SAXXY for my replay. It's a nice replay with a funny ending (well, I find it ironic), but nothing really special. But I wanted at least a chance to participate, you know. I can upload videos into YouTube from my hard drive the normal way, that's not the problem. But to submit it to the SAXXYs, I have to sent it through the replay editor.

I know I'm not the only person who has this problem. Apparently even some people who tried to upload SFM movie submissions via the Source Filmmaker have run into this wall.

See here:
MarwanGC wrote:
"This was originally going to be my submission for this year's Saxxy Awards. Unfortunately, when I tried to upload it via SFM's Saxxy Award video submission, hours later, I got an error message that said, "There was a problem uploading the movie. Please check your internet connection settings and try again." Three times, I attempted, and three times, the upload failed; that same error message always keeps popping up. Ultimately, I gave up."

(It's a damn shame, because Marwan's SFM video is hilarious.)

P.S. AS for Zachariah Scott's "Bad Medicine" video(s), 'Ive watched them a dozen times now. If Tim Burton made a movie about the Medic's obsession with overcoming Death, it would look like this. It nearly broke my heart. I hope it wins a SAXXY. It deserves it.
Last edited by Knusperfrosch; Nov 13, 2012 @ 8:11pm
Ukelele Nov 14, 2012 @ 9:10am 
It's a very good video!! Sorry...
Last edited by Ukelele; Nov 14, 2012 @ 9:13am
Knusperfrosch Nov 14, 2012 @ 9:19am 
No, it's not my video. My replay isn't online. I just hoped someone would know why I can't upload via the TF2 replay editor and what I can do about it. If I knew what I'm doing wrong, or what causes it...

Still no reply from Steam support.
Last edited by Knusperfrosch; Nov 14, 2012 @ 9:19am
Ukelele Nov 14, 2012 @ 9:27am 
mmm... are you reading the updated instructions?
Knusperfrosch Nov 14, 2012 @ 9:32am 
Originally posted by TheDeath:
mmm... are you reading the updated instructions?

Yes, I did.
The video never makes it to YouTube in the first place. The upload finishes at 100%, but then the error message pops up claiming there was a problem, and the video doesn't appear in my YouTube uploads nor in my Steam profile videos or anywhere. Perhaps the last step of YouTube configuring the video to appear on their site doesn't work, because of.. I don't know why. It doesn't like the data is receives from the replay editor? No clue.
Last edited by Knusperfrosch; Nov 14, 2012 @ 9:33am
Knusperfrosch Nov 14, 2012 @ 10:34am 
Who else has had this problem? Is it limited to me and a few others, or widespread?
Last edited by Knusperfrosch; Nov 14, 2012 @ 10:48am
Knusperfrosch Nov 14, 2012 @ 10:52am 
At this point, I would settle for the option to be able to just upload my replay to YouTube the normal way (not via the replay editor, I mean) and send my Saxxy submission notice to the TF2 Saxxy Awards team via e-mail, along with the URL of the video and my Steam account name. *sigh*

I understand why it's easier for them to process the submissions via the submission mechanic built into the SFM and replay editor.

But... man, all this fiddling with the replay editor for nothing. *sigh*
Knusperfrosch Nov 14, 2012 @ 3:58pm 
*bump* Well, time's now nearly up.
thewillielee Nov 14, 2012 @ 4:16pm 
Originally posted by Crunchy Frog:
Who else has had this problem? Is it limited to me and a few others, or widespread?
Youtube's uploader sucks basically alot of times you can't do anything else on your pc that could disturb your browser in anyway. Alot of times this can be simply solved by using a different browser than explorer. (most times)
Last edited by thewillielee; Nov 14, 2012 @ 4:17pm
Mucinex Nov 14, 2012 @ 4:28pm 
I just upload my replays using YouTube instead of using Team Fortress 2.
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