I have a couple of videos with hyphens in their names:

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When I upload them on Youtube, hyphens disappear:

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I'm looking for an application or web service that can:

  • upload several videos at once to YouTube while keeping hyphens in filenames

And if possible:

  • works on Windows 10
  • free

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YouTube is removing the dashes/hyphens/underscores after it's uploaded to them, so no external application can have any say to prevent that.

If you want something there in the filenames, maybe you can replace the hyphens in the filenames to an en dash () or the wider em dash () instead. They look very much like hyphens, and YouTube does keep those in place!

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