Learn the step-by-step video uploading process on three video sharing sites-Youtube, Metacafe & Vimeo.
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This time on tips and tricks, we’ll be showing you the step by step uploading process of how to get your videos online to quite a few different video-sharing sites.
There are a lot of different format requirements for uploading to video-sharing sites.
In this case, we’ll be uploading to YouTube, so we can go ahead and render our file as mpeg2, as that’s what they recommend, but most video-sharing sites can handle multiple types of video. Rename the file so it’s easier to locate later on.
We login to our account and click the upload link. Click video file as quick capture is for webcams. We then select the clip that we want to upload. Now, as our file begins to upload, we can fill in the description box to tell the audience what our video is about. We save our changes and let our video upload.
Once the video is uploaded, there are many different parameters that we can set for our video: Privacy – Here, we can decide whether to share our video with the world or restrict it to a select group of YouTube friends; Comments – This is where you can decide how you want comments to work, ranging from let anyone say anything they want down to no one being able to comment at all about your video. You can also allow people to vote on the comments, deciding whether or not they’re useful; Video Responses – This selection allows you to decide whether to allow video responses to your own video or not, much like commentating, but in a video rather than text form; Ratings – This allows you to turn on and off the star rating system that allows people to rate your video from one star to five stars; Embedding – This allows you to decide whether you want to allow other sites the ability to embed your video in their own web pages; Syndication – This will enable YouTube to show your video on other devices, such as cell phones and video on demand; Date and Map – This interesting feature allows you to add the date and place that the video was shot into the YouTube database. This data ends up on a variety of interesting place, such as Google Earth and lets you view videos shot at a certain location.
When our video is finished, we go to our clips by clicking to the go to my videos link and wait for it to finish processing. Once it’s finished, our thumbnail shows up and we check to make sure our clip is uploaded properly. And it looks like our video’s been uploaded. So, let’s continue to move on to another video-sharing site.
Now, let’s take a look at Vmail.
Again, to upload a video, just click the upload link. While we check the settings to make sure that we’re using the right format, you will notice that H.264 should be used for our codec and AAC for the audio. For the video size, select 1280 x 720 for all high definition clips. Vmail allows you to upload and view clips in high definition, making them much nicer to watch, but you’ll need a faster network connection to see them smoothly. What’s nice about Vmail is that it gives us the expected time of our uploads and the tag box so we can write down a couple of items that viewers might be searching for and it will lead them to our video. Once it’s done uploading, we again go to my videos to check it.
It looks good and since we’ve inserted the tag video maker, now when we go to the search engine and type in video maker, the first video that pops up is ours.
Once again, some of the options we can set for our video lie directly to the left side of our screen. Privacy – Again, deciding who you want to see the video, allowing people the option of downloading and adding your video, and whether or not you want them to post comments about your video; Credits – A function that allows you to credit those appearing in the video; the add to option allows you to add the video to a group, channel or album and you can also add photos to go along with your video, taken directly from Flickr.
For Metacafe, the same process applies. We click submit and then choose our file.
We can select a rating for our video. In this case, it’s suitable for everyone, as well as give it a category to fall into so that it can reach the right demographic.
Once our video is done uploading, one of the nicer features of Metacafe is that it lets you pick from quite a few frames to use, as the thumb –
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