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How Long Can You Play a Copywriting Song in YouTube?

When you’re in the middle of a YouTube video, there’s nothing more annoying than when the song transitions into another without warning. Especially when the song is meant to be part of a playlist and you’ve been listening to it all along without any issues.

How long can you play a song in YouTube before it becomes apparent that something is wrong? Is it seconds? Minutes? Hours?

Let’s find out with YouTube’s help, shall we?

The Four Stages Of YouTube Playing

There are four distinct stages to a YouTube song’s lifecycle:

1) The opening stage: This is when you first hear the song, or watch the video’s first few seconds. During this time, the video’s title and thumbnail appear while the audio plays.

2) The pre-roll stage: This is when you start watching the video. You’ll see a brief clip from the video followed by a commercial. During this time, the audio will stutter and jump around while the video plays. It’s a never-ending battle between the advertiser and the publisher.

3) The main stage: This is when you start watching the video in earnest. The video will play entirely without commercials and there will be no stutters or hiccups in the audio while playing.

4) The closing stage: This is when the song ends and you have a chance to escape to another video or leave the site altogether.

To find out how long you can play a song in YouTube before it becomes apparent that something is wrong, you need to monitor the stutter-ups and hiccups in the audio during these four stages.

Why Are Videos With No Audio Popular On YouTube?

There a couple of reasons why videos without audio are so popular on YouTube. First of all, many people use screen recording apps like Vidyard and Zoom to capture video and audio, respectively. This makes it much easier to simply choose what you want to keep and delete the rest. Furthermore, many people are turned off by loud noises (such as songs) while using the computer. This makes videos without audio ideal for when you’re busy and don’t want to be bothered by background music.

Since we’re dealing with YouTube here, let’s take a quick look at how to upload your own song to the site.

The Benefits Of Using Audio In Your Videos

When you have audio in your video, you have a chance to go back and revise your work as many times as you want. You don’t need to worry about a thing because you’ll always have the audio to fall back on. The same goes for the viewers as well. They’ll always have the audio to accompany the video’s visual elements.

Another great thing about having audio in your videos is that you can add fade-ins and fade-outs (among other effects) with ease. You won’t need to bother with the video’s end simply because you want to add an additional element or make a small change. With a fade, you can add movement or switch to a different audio track without having to re-record everything.

When Do You Need To End A Song On YouTube?

You need to end a song on YouTube when you reach the end of the piece. However, there are exceptions to this rule. If you’re in the middle of a poem or long story, there’s no need to end the song right away. You can add more at the end.

If the song is exceptionally long, you might want to chop it up into shorter snippets and add them one by one. This way, it’ll be easier for the viewer to navigate and you won’t lose them before the end.

Where Can I Find The Answer To My Question?

On the search bar at the top of any YouTube page, type in the exact phrase that you used to find this FAQ. This is called the question mark test and it helps you find the appropriate FAQ for your needs. If you used the phrase “how long can you play a song in YouTube before it becomes apparent that something is wrong”, for example, you’ll see this question pop up:

“How long can you play a song in YouTube before it becomes apparent that something is wrong?”

Click on this link to see the answer to this specific question.

For more FAQs, click here.

What If Something Changes For The Worse During The Video’s Runtime?

Let’s say you have an audio-based YouTube video. You start out happy, singing and dancing along with the song, but then something goes wrong and the audio starts stuttering and breaking up. To be fair, this can happen to videos with any type of audio and it isn’t specific to songs. What should you do?

If you notice this problem toward the end of the video, you should take the time to fix it. There are a couple of quick ways to do this. First of all, you can cut the audio out and start over again. Alternatively, you can reach out to YouTube to have them fix it for you. Keep in mind that it’ll be better if you’re the one to do this. Your video’s original audio can then be saved for possible use in later versions.

Thanks For Reading!

Hopefully, this article helped you understand how long you can play a song in YouTube before it becomes apparent that something is wrong. Remember to check the audio throughout the video’s four stages to make sure there aren’t any glitches in the audio. You can also look for signs of trouble in other areas of the video itself (such as the video’s pace).

Last but not least, be careful when adding and deleting elements from your videos. This can help make them much easier to revise down the line.