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    Yeah, that's just how frustrated I am. I don't think I've ever outright hated any social networking service as much as I hate GoogleTube.

    Alright, let me explain my frustration:

    within the next two months or so I'll have everything I'll need to at last be able to stream games for the enjoyment of both myself and others here on AP Forums and the IRC chat. I've set up a Twitch account for the future streams, and a YouTube account for where my streamed videos will eventually be archived and uploaded to. And it's the YouTube account that is really pissing me off.

    I've been designing the Banner or "Channel Art" with my own touch of originality, but attempting to upload what I created has been a nightmare. The original dimensions of my Banner is 1114 x 332. According to YouTube, that size is FAR too small, and the minimum size limit is 2048 x 1152! I resized my image to the dimensions specified, but the result is that 2/3rds of the Banner has been cropped and is omitted. I've looked at the Banner dimensions on other channels (like this one), and it says the dimensions are 1060 x 175, smaller than my original banner size, which itself was rejected for being far too small! I used numerous online image re-sizing websites, but Nothing I worked with helped to fit the entirety of my banner neatly within YouTube's parameters, and I'm at my wit's end here.

    Additionally, I seem to be unable to update my Youtube channel icon, which requires you to go through Google+ and change the image there. I've done so, yet the YouTube avatar doesn't update along with the rest of Google+, even hours later. I tried erasing my browsing data/cookies and restarting Firefox, but nope, it still does not work. RESOLVED

    I just have a Banner that I can't seem to fit. I've done everything I could think of and now I feel like tearing my hair out.

    So will someone who is well-versed in the aggravating ways of GoogleTube please, please help me out here?

    Here's a picture of a cat begging, if I wasn't clear enough on needing help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogues' Gallery View Post
    Yeah, that's just how frustrated I am. I don't think I've ever outright hated any social networking service as much as I hate GoogleTube.

    Alright, let me explain my frustration:

    within the next two months or so I'll have everything I'll need to at last be able to stream games for the enjoyment of both myself and others here on AP Forums and the IRC chat. I've set up a Twitch account for the future streams, and a YouTube account for where my streamed videos will eventually be archived and uploaded to. And it's the YouTube account that is really pissing me off.

    I've been designing the Banner or "Channel Art" with my own touch of originality, but attempting to upload what I created has been a nightmare. The original dimensions of my Banner is 1114 x 332. According to YouTube, that size is FAR too small, and the minimum size limit is 2048 x 1152! I resized my image to the dimensions specified, but the result is that 2/3rds of the Banner has been cropped and is omitted. I've looked at the Banner dimensions on other channels (like this one), and it says the dimensions are 1060 x 175, smaller than my original banner size, which itself was rejected for being far too small! I used numerous online image re-sizing websites, but Nothing I worked with helped to fit the entirety of my banner neatly within YouTube's parameters, and I'm at my wit's end here.

    Additionally, I seem to be unable to update my Youtube channel icon, which requires you to go through Google+ and change the image there. I've done so, yet the YouTube avatar doesn't update along with the rest of Google+, even hours later. I tried erasing my browsing data/cookies and restarting Firefox, but nope, it still does not work.

    In other words, I have a faceless YouTube avatar that I can't seem to change and a Banner that I can't seem to fit. I've done everything I could think of and now I feel like tearing my hair out.

    So will someone who is well-versed in the aggravating ways of GoogleTube please, please help me out here?

    Here's a picture of a cat begging, if I wasn't clear enough on needing help.

    https://media.giphy.com/media/DoJreqKz4McZG/giphy.gif
    I have a YouTube account since 2012 and even I don't have what you've been having right now? lol

    Maybe it's your email provider that's been screwing you over?

    Also I hate to be late on the party but...

    http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2015/...place.html?m=1

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    It may have something to do with you not having a Gmail account linked to Google+ but that doesn't Matter anymore since the link I gave you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitwit View Post
    I have a YouTube account since 2012 and even I don't have what you've been having right now? lol
    YouTube and Google have implemented numerous new features and revisions since 2012, so please don't act like your account is the golden standard. I created this thread with the intention of hopefully resolving my issues, and unfortunately comments like "lol my account doesn't have this problem" get me no closer to finding a solution.

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    Maybe it's your email provider that's been screwing you over?
    I have Yahoo mail so no, my mail provider is not the issue.

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    Heya! Just checked my Youtube account, and my Avatar icon finally changed! Don't know why, but I guess it takes quite a *while* to implement (I've heard approx. 24 hours in some cases). So that's been Resolved, thankfully.

    Now all that's left is the Banner...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogues' Gallery View Post
    YouTube and Google have implemented numerous new features and revisions since 2012, so please don't act like your account is the golden standard. I created this thread with the intention of hopefully resolving my issues, and unfortunately comments like "lol my account doesn't have this problem" get me no closer to finding a solution.



    I have Yahoo mail so no, my mail provider is not the issue.

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    Heya! Just checked my Youtube account, and my Avatar icon finally changed! Don't know why, but I guess it takes quite a *while* to implement (I've heard approx. 24 hours in some cases). So that's been Resolved, thankfully.

    Now all that's left is the Banner...
    Maybe I can help you with the banner part. Do you use a program called Photoshop before?

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    It can let you shrink an image down without losing its quality. I have one for my iPhone. But it doesn't work that way without an PC or Laptop for it to work.

    Whenever my laptop comes back from the repair shop. I will help you in anyway I can.

    No jokes this time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitwit View Post
    Maybe I can help you with the banner part. Do you use a program called Photoshop before?
    Nope, because you have to buy that. I generally use free online photo re-sizing websites like webresizer.com, resizeimage.net, simpleimageresizer.com, etc.

    I did have GIMP on my computer at one time, but I haven't re-downloaded the program after my computer crashed some years ago.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nitwit View Post
    Whenever my laptop comes back from the repair shop. I will help you in anyway I can.

    No jokes this time!
    Thank you, I really appreciate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogues' Gallery View Post
    Nope, because you have to buy that. I generally use free online photo re-sizing websites like webresizer.com, resizeimage.net, simpleimageresizer.com, etc.

    I did have GIMP on my computer at one time, but I haven't re-downloaded the program after my computer crashed some years ago.



    Thank you, I really appreciate it.
    Don't mention it?

    Also what kind of videos are you trying to make online?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitwit View Post
    Don't mention it?

    Also what kind of videos are you trying to make online?
    Pretty much verbatim to ChristopherOdd's style of Let's Play videos, where I play video games with voice commentary (first on Twitch) and then uploaded them to my YouTube channel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogues' Gallery View Post
    Pretty much verbatim to ChristopherOdd's style of Let's Play videos, where I play video games with voice commentary (first on Twitch) and then uploaded them to my YouTube channel.
    Interesting? Maybe your first let's play should be Super Mario Maker? Depends if you have a Wii U or not? When I buy my own copy online. I'll share my custom level to you.

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    In a form of a code, that is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitwit View Post
    Interesting? Maybe your first let's play should be Super Mario Maker? Depends if you have a Wii U or not? When I buy my own copy online. I'll share my custom level to you.
    Unfortunately, I'm not planning on buying a Wii U. I dislike handheld games (and haven't owned a handheld game since GameBoy Color). My next Console purchase will be a PS4 and my first streamed Let's Play is going to be the horror game Until Dawn.[/QUOTE]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogues' Gallery View Post
    Unfortunately, I'm not planning on buying a Wii U. I dislike handheld games (and haven't owned a handheld game since GameBoy Color). My next Console purchase will be a PS4 and my first streamed Let's Play is going to be the horror game Until Dawn.
    [/QUOTE]
    Cool. Maybe next game you should either buy Attack on Titan PS4 or that One Piece: Burning Blood game exclusively for the PS4 and PS Vita. no PS3 though? Sadly. I'll also buy myself a PS4 just so I'll get my hands on it as well. Maybe we should do a collaboration together?

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    Cool. Maybe next game you should either buy Attack on Titan PS4 or that One Piece: Burning Blood game exclusively for the PS4 and PS Vita.
    The Games I plan to purchase (so far) for the PS4 are

    Until Dawn
    Bloodborne
    Rise of the Tomb Raider
    Batman: Arkham Knight
    Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands

    no PS3 though? Sadly.
    I don't have a PS3, but I do have a Nitendo 64, a PS2, and an Xbox 360.

    I'll also buy myself a PS4 just so I'll get my hands on it as well. Maybe we should do a collaboration together?
    sure, I wouldn't mind doing a collaboration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogues' Gallery View Post
    The Games I plan to purchase (so far) for the PS4 are

    Until Dawn
    Bloodborne
    Rise of the Tomb Raider
    Batman: Arkham Knight
    Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands



    I don't have a PS3, but I do have a Nitendo 64, a PS2, and an Xbox 360.



    sure, I wouldn't mind doing a collaboration.
    Sweet. Wait for me in 10 days?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitwit View Post
    Sweet. Wait for me in 10 days?
    Slow down there, I'm not going to be getting the PS4 and games until the Christmas season, so you're the one who's going to have to wait for me lol!

    I'm just setting up my YouTube and Twitch accounts in advance. And circling back to that topic, any ideas for fixing my banner problem?

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    Find one that fits the image limit. Test it on other images and see if it has something to do with the program?

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    Like this website may help? http://www.bannersnack.com/blog/how-...ner-templates/

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    Or you can always Google search "YouTube Banner Background" and see if there's someone who can do it for free on YouTube or some forum site for Photoshop?

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    There's always Photoshop Request. But I don't know if they'll respond to your email. But I'm outta options here? lol

    http://www.photoshoprequest.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitwit View Post
    But I'm outta options here? lol
    Yeah, sorry there isn't more you can do to help, but thanks for the input. ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogues' Gallery View Post
    Yeah, sorry there isn't more you can do to help, but thanks for the input. ;)
    No problem? :)
    It's the least I can do?

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    Hey Rogues'. Can you provide a link to the upscaled version of the banner, before it was submitted to YouTube? I would like to see if it got cropped before you uploaded it or if something else is going on.

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    Hey Rogues'. Can you provide a link to the upscaled version of the banner, before it was submitted to YouTube? I would like to see if it got cropped before you uploaded it or if something else is going on.
    Benjammin! So good to hear from you again.

    Sure, I can do that. Here is the link to the banner version that I resized/enlarged in order to fit their ridiculous requirements.

    and here is the original sized version.

    In this image, everything inside the red box is how my banner appears/looks like on my YouTube channel. Everything outside the red lines was cropped out when I uploaded it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogues' Gallery View Post
    Benjammin! So good to hear from you again.

    Sure, I can do that. Here is the link to the banner version that I resized/enlarged in order to fit their ridiculous requirements.

    and here is the original sized version.

    In this image, everything inside the red box is how my banner appears/looks like on my YouTube channel. Everything outside the red lines was cropped out when I uploaded it.
    I hope your YouTube channel becomes a successful story soon.

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    The channel page looks differently on my phone and on my laptop, though both are using the chrome browser, but in both cases it seems like the banner is getting cropped by images in front of it.

    Specifically, it seems like the top portion of the banner is being overlaid with the YouTube website banner (with the search bar), while the left side is being covered by your avatar. This should be fixable - all you need to do is know how it's getting covered up and then try to work around it.

    In your third image, where you drew the red lines, you show me how the banner is getting cropped for you. What you'd need to do is make a banner identical to yours except that it fills all of the space outside the red lines with blank white space. This won't fix the cropping problem directly, but it will make sure that what gets cropped is empty anyway, so it shouldn't matter. Does that make sense?

    Would you be comfortable trying this on your own (you could do it in Paint or whatever the apple equivalent of that program is)? I can give it a whirl but it might have to wait a little while.

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