Just posted this on YouTube. I'm still hiding from the internet, but a friend needed this help. If there's already a tutorial that goes over this stuff, I apologize.
[UTAU-Related Tutorial] How to upload to Nico Nico Douga
*View in 720p to see the text details and such! Scroll down for extra info and useful tags!
This was really made for my buddy Cola since she just made a Nico account and is having trouble figuring it out. But...I thought since I was making a video of it anyways that I was going to keep private, why not make it so everyone can see it? I dunno. I bet there are other videos just like this out there.
This is only basics. Basics. I only go over what is absolutely necessary. If you have any questions about Nico, feel free to ask - I might know, I might not.
Hope this helps people, newbies and people who are just inexperienced with Nico alike! Useful tags and the differences in Voicebank Download title kanji is below the text-block of extra info! If you know other popular UTAU tags I didn't list, please tell me them.
Wow, I left out a bit. Here, I'll add some info.
-Site is nicovideo.jp
-On your top bar, log out is the bottom option in the drop-down. Clicking the blue option is to sign up for Premium. If I remember correctly, it's around $8 a month (a bit steep) and you can pay with PayPal for easy conversion of currencies, but it does have some limitations (I think a video just needs to be less than 100MB, I'm not sure).
-I derped a bit when talking about video dimensions. Really, you can easily select 16:9 or 4:3 if you're certain, if your dimensions are slightly off or custom just leave it on the default, which would be why a black border would surround your video on Nico.
-REALLY derped when talking about the rate limitations for regular users. The limit IS 600 kbps. I checked. Again, unsure if there is one for frame rate or sound settings. 30 fps and Audio Settings of 128 kbps, 48 kHz, stereo work perfectly for me but I'm sure that's not the optimal settings.
-Those drop-down arrows in the video uploading/editing screens aren't really important. I'm not 100% sure of what all of them are, but some are for comments, if people are allowed to embed it, etc. The automatic settings seem fine though.
-I broke my train of thought when I talked about just making a bunch of english words for the title. Think about it - Nico is a Japanese site. If you're covering a Japanese song with a Japanese name and using a Japanese UTAU, use the proper Japanese!
-Any sm, nm (There are others too), user, or mylist number automatically links. So you can just put smxxxxxx, nmxxxxxx, user/xxxxxx, and/or mylist/xxxxxx in your description and they link.
-For everything I didn't explain, just explore and click around! That's how I learned most of this.
USEFUL TAGS = USE WHEN...
UTAU = Posting any UTAU related video
VOCALOIDâUTAUã«ãã¼æ² = Covering a Vocaloid original with an UTAU
UTAUâUTAUã«ãã¼æ² = Covering an UTAU original with an UTAU
UTAUã«ãã¼æ² = Covering a singer original with an UTAU
UTAUãªãªã¸ãã«æ² = Posting an original UTAU song
UTAUé£ç¶é³é³æº = Posting a video using a VCV UTAU
CVVCåé²é³æº = Posting a video using a CV VC UTAU
UTAUæµ·å¤çµ = Posting a video containing an Overseas UTAU
UTAUé³æºé å¸æãªã³ã¯ = Releasing a voicebank in the description
usté å¸ = Releasing a UST in the description
UTAUè±èªé¨ = Making UTAU sing in English
And of course, your UTAU's name and the song title.
FOR THE TITLE, proper ettiquette is along the lines of ãUTAUã«ãã¼ãSong NameãUTAU Nameã. If releasing an UTAU, replace the UTAUã«ãã¼ with UTAUæ°é³æºé å¸ for CV banks and UTAUé£ç¶é³æºé å¸ for VCV banks. There is a lot of variation, but this is the simple and easy way if you don't know any Japanese. There are MANY other ways the Japanese may do it. But again, simplicity.