Looking for a site to upload short videos

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Brian, May 1, 2012.

  1. Brian

    Brian Guest

    Does anyone know of a site where I can upload a short ( maybe 10 seconds)
    video
    That can be downloaded by a friend at any time?
    I know. YouTube is available but in this case I want to demonstrate the
    titles for a video I'm making so it is of no use to the public. The site
    would be useful if I can store my demo videos in one place and people can
    have the same site address to access the demo videos rather than a site
    address that you can't remember from YouTunes.
     
    Brian, May 1, 2012
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  2. Put it on your own web site, or send it as a file directly to
    the friend (probably more compressed and at lower resolution...).
    --DR
     
    David Ruether, May 1, 2012
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  3. Brian

    Steve King Guest

    Box.net
    YouSendIt (Used by most of the creative partners I do business with so it
    must be cheap)
    Your own ISP... most offer a certain amount of web storage space

    I use my own web page. Using FTP client software, I create a folder in my
    HTML folder for each client or individual I want to share a file with. The
    name of that folder becomes a password for a download page I created. I
    send the password along with a link to my download page. Client enters
    folder name in password blank, hits return, and Bob's your uncle, there sits
    his file on the new page. Right click. Save target as. And, even very big
    files can be shared with others. Box.net and You Send It work much the same
    way. Google has free space available that can be used the same way.

    Steve King
     
    Steve King, May 1, 2012
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  4. Sounds like dropbox.com, or Googles new file storage feature (and
    competitors). With dropbox in particular, you can establish shared
    folders with specific people, or you can send URLs that anybody who
    receives them can use.
     
    David Dyer-Bennet, May 1, 2012
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  5. Brian

    Brian Guest

    Thanks David.
    I thought that drop box could only be accessed by myself for personal use
    but from what you say it must have other uses. I must find out more about
    it.
     
    Brian, May 2, 2012
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  6. Brian

    Brian Guest

    Thanks Steve. I might ask my ISP about this.
     
    Brian, May 2, 2012
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  7. Brian

    Brian Guest

    Years ago you could use programs like ICQ to send files directly to people.
    What do they use these days? Sending by e-mail can be a problem for large
    file sizes. In some cases there is a limit on the size of the attachment.
    If someone is expecting an urgent e-mail then they don't want to be delayed
    by waiting for a large attachment to download.
     
    Brian, May 2, 2012
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  8. Brian

    Steve King Guest

    Time to download an attachment is not the issue. Maximum attachment size
    allowed by email providers is. Few if any are going to allow a 50 or 75 mB
    file. That's why "cloud" storage and retrieval are the current answer for
    me.

    Steve
     
    Steve King, May 2, 2012
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  9. Brian

    HerHusband Guest

    Does anyone know of a site where I can upload a short ( maybe 10
    YouSendIt.com works great to send large files to someone else, but the free
    plan maxes out at 50MB.

    I recently switched to SendSpace.com as their free plan allows up to 300MB.

    If you need to send large files often it might make sense to sign up for
    one of the paid plans. In my case, I often need other people to send files
    TO me, and can't expect them to pay for a service they will only use once.
    Sendspace.com has worked well for that.

    When I need to send files to someone, I usually just use my own web host. I
    use the FileZilla FTP program to upload the files, then the recipient can
    download the file at their convenience. I delete the file from my host once
    they have confirmed they received it.

    Anthony
     
    HerHusband, May 2, 2012
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  10. Brian

    Brian Guest

    Thanks Herhusband.
    Those sites should can in useful for short video files.
     
    Brian, May 3, 2012
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  11. Brian

    Brian Guest

    I have become a member for the free part of 'SendSpace' but I can't find
    the cost of paying to allow me to send more than
    300 MB anywhere on the sight. What did it cost you?
     
    Brian, May 3, 2012
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  12. Brian

    mike Guest


    Dropbox gives you 2 GB. of space to share files.
    Use the link below and we each get an extra 500 MB.
    http://db.tt/rYE74u2

    Mike
     
    mike, May 3, 2012
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  13. Brian

    HerHusband Guest

    I have become a member for the free part of 'SendSpace' but I can't
    Click the "Plans" link at the very top of the page.

    I have only used the free plan. The other plans are $9/mo for files up to 4
    GB, or $20/mo for files up to 10GB.

    As other's have mentioned, Dropbox.com or Sugarsync.com might be another
    option to look at.

    For me it was more about having a way for people to send large files to me,
    than making files available for download. Sendspace works well for that.

    Anthony
     
    HerHusband, May 3, 2012
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  14. Brian

    Brian Guest

    Thanks Mike.
    I may have joined in the past and not got back to it as it seems to know my
    e-mail address.
     
    Brian, May 4, 2012
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  15. Brian

    Mxsmanic Guest

    You can set videos to private on YouTube, then only selected friends (up to
    25) can see them.
     
    Mxsmanic, May 4, 2012
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  16. Brian

    Brian Guest

    How does that work....do you give a password to a friend so he can access
    the video?
     
    Brian, May 4, 2012
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  17. Brian

    Mxsmanic Guest

    You set the video to private while uploading it, then you specify which of
    your friends (people who have friend you on YouTube, or vice versa) is allowed
    to see the video. They have to have a YouTube account just like yours,
    although they need not have uploaded any videos. You can specify a maximum of
    25 authorized friends for each private video.
     
    Mxsmanic, May 4, 2012
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  18. Brian

    Brian Guest

    While YouTube is a good way to view videos there are a few problems...
    The last time I checked YouTube did not offer a way to download any video
    on YouTube so you could save it.
    Some video's stop playing as there is a problem when YouTube gets
    overloaded with traffic.
    As you say 'People who have friend you on you tube' so you are limited to
    those people. You might want to show it to a group of people. Some may not
    want to have a YouTube account.
    You need to tell people the exact address of the video to locate it as
    typing in a user name does not always work.

    But looking on the positive side its a great way of sharing short videos
    with others.
     
    Brian, May 5, 2012
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  19. Brian

    Mxsmanic Guest

    You can download your own videos, but you cannot download those of others.
    YouTube has not invested in pipes large enough to stream good quality video
    continously at all times, particularly outside the U.S.
    You can make it unlisted, in which only people who type the exact URL of the
    video can see it. It will not appear on searches. This isn't as secure as a
    private video but it does restrict viewing to people who have somehow obtained
    the exact URL required (as via an e-mail message).
    Unfortunately YouTube doesn't have much effective competition. Vimeo is a
    joke.
     
    Mxsmanic, May 5, 2012
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    Gavino Guest

    Gavino, May 5, 2012
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