Looking for a site to upload short videos

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

  1. Brian

    mike Guest

    I use this one all the time to bring files (usually mp4) into Vegas.

    mike, May 6, 2012
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  2. Brian

    gtr Guest

    There are many cheap 3rd party products that do that. I'm currently
    using Grappler (for Mac), but iSkySoft has a product for that as well.
    It does cost though which puts your target downloader at a
    disadvantage--and you as well since you'll likely have to talk them
    through the process one by one; teaching the sotware, etc.

    I'm not sure why they can't simply watch them repeatedly on YouTube if
    they are small. If these are to be demos for an as-yet unknown group
    of people, I'm not sure why it's critical that they need to download
    and keep it on hand. Not that my understanding has anything to do with
    your request for info.

    Having done this kind of thing before, and knowing how ubiquitous the
    use of YouTube is, I'd leave it public and simply fork over the links
    as necessarty.It's too easy not to do it this way.

    That said, I use 1and1.com to host my webpage, and make use of
    filechute (Mac) for handing off smaller files from there, and
    Rapidshare for larger files that I leave up for a longer period of time.
    gtr, May 2, 2013
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  3. There are free products available for PCs (I have one or two installed),
    so I assume[1] there might be free products for the Mac as well.

    [1] I don't plan to verify this myself, but anyone who needs one can
    surely Google for themselves.
    Gene E. Bloch, May 2, 2013
  4. Brian

    gtr Guest

    PC/Mac, Free/For fee: My basic point: [1] You have to talk people
    through installation, mis-installation, how to run it, where the file
    goes, what program to run it through. Why bother with all that misery?
    Give them a youtube link and they're happy. I've yet to hear why it's
    critical that they have it on their drive and can review all 10 seconds
    of it every few days.
    Nor do I intend to verify this hypothesis. Surely if it exists and
    people google for it they can find it and if it works on their OS then
    they'll be happy. Or not.
    gtr, May 2, 2013
  5. Brian

    Brian Guest

    The reason why people prefer to download a video to their hard drive is
    that often due to heavy traffic on the internet the streaming video fails
    to play without stopping now and then. This happens especially if the video
    is being streamed in high resolution. Also people want to collect any video
    that looks good and sometimes the video is no longer on YouTube. Sometimes
    the uploader removes it and other times its removed by Youtube as it might
    contain copyright material.
    Brian, May 3, 2013
  6. Brian

    gtr Guest

    Quite true. In your case 10 seconds didn't sound like a big throughput issue.
    In which case you'd think they would already have a utility sufficient
    to download these videos from YouTube. I know I do.
    Again, you'd think they'd already have a downloader.

    I always hate it when I ask a question on usenet and people set about
    giving me solutions that I explicitly rejected upfront, or try to
    convince me my problem is the wrong problem (e.g. "How to fix my
    transmission" = get a motorcycle).

    So all your objections above are possible and valid in the abstract.
    But are these the reasons you don't want to put 10-second videos on

    Despite finding this the absolute easiest way to distribute video to
    almost anyone anywhere, I did point out that my circumstances don't
    involve 10-second videos and circumvent all your potential problems by
    using my own webserver or Rapidshare, both of which I pay for. Throwing
    money at things is always easier, but sometimes not necessary.

    By the way, my webserver at 1and1.com is incredibly cheap, so not only
    to I get to house larger files for distribution, but can also use it
    for websites, my own email domain, et al. CHEAP! Very cheap.
    gtr, May 3, 2013
  7. If you don't like what I wrote, just don't bother trying to get a free
    YouTube downloader for your Mac :)

    My intention was to be helpful to anyone reading this thread. Sorry you
    didn't approve.
    Gene E. Bloch, May 3, 2013
  8. Brian

    gtr Guest

    "I'm sure it exists, go find it on the internet". Isn't that kind of
    like "I know it's true, I read it somewhere"?
    What's to approve or disapprove? Sure, your intentions were good--Maybe
    not directly helpful but certainly encouraging and supportive!

    I have a for-fee product that works great on the Mac (Grappler) but
    can't say how it compares it to the one you assume must exist. From my
    viewpoint, mine is VASTLY better.

    These days suppliers of video (other than YouTube) seem to be changing
    their processes with some frequency. I assume this is with the intent
    of having people return to the website to review videos. For this
    reason a number of products (maybe not the free ones you imagine),
    work for awhile, and then sprout limitations.
    gtr, May 4, 2013
  9. Read again what I wrote. It isn't what you said...
    I read your remarks as disapproving, but your remark above makes me
    question my negative interpretation. However, I do retain a small touch
    of uncertainty :)
    Again, I did *not* assume that one *exists*. Read what I wrote.
    I wondered about the existence of free apps. Again - read what I wrote.

    Here's a link to my first post:
    Message-ID: <>
    Gene E. Bloch, May 4, 2013
  10. Brian

    Brian Guest

    Where does this 10 seconds come from? I didn't say anything about a 10
    second YouTube video
    Due to copyright reasons YouTube has not created a way to download YouTube
    videos but there are utilities and browser add-ons that will download
    YouTube videos.

    Again where does this 10 second video come from. i said nothing about a 10
    second video. Are you thinking that YouTube has a limit of 10 seconds for
    uploading a video? YouTube allows for long videos.
    There are videos as large as 50 minutes that have been uploaded to YouTube.
    YouTube also allows for HD videos.
    I can't see how I can benefit from this. Is it necessary to tell me.
    Brian, May 5, 2013
  11. Brian

    gtr Guest

    In my newsreader the first sentence of your original post read like this:
    You repeatedly say you never said this. Which "reality" is false?
    Okay: Subscription to a webserver will give you consistent disk space
    to house videos to download.
    gtr, May 5, 2013
  12. Brian

    Brian Guest

    Maybe I took the wrong meaning of how it was written.
    Things like
    "I always hate it when I ask a question on usenet and people set about
    giving me solutions that I explicitly rejected upfront"
    seemed to be going against me when I was trying to offer some friendly

    If that was not the case and I misread the reply when I replied to his post
    then I apologize.
    Brian, May 7, 2013
  13. Brian

    gtr Guest

    I was pointing out that after attemping to address your quetion I was
    specifically shifing to an "answers" your didn't request. That can be
    I don't know if you did this or that, or whether that would then result
    in an apology or not, and can't really parse all that conditional logic
    anyway. I figure we all try to communicate as best we can; Some find
    insults in the wind, others can't read nuanced prose, some can't write

    Back to topic: Referring to the question you didn't answer: Did you, or
    did you not say your uploads were 10 seconds? If the question you posed
    wasn't the question you meant, it's a cinch you won't get it answered.
    gtr, May 7, 2013
  14. Brian

    Brian Guest

    Sorry. i may have misunderstood the reply I got.
    I don't normally reply in this manner.
    Brian, May 8, 2013
  15. Brian

    gtr Guest

    You misunderstand the questions you get and you don't answer questions posed,
    Did you or did you not first request a place to post 10 second videos?
    Answer: Yes you did. Now that I've answered the questions for you, you
    are free to misunderstand it.

    Exchange terminated.
    gtr, May 9, 2013
  16. Brian

    Brian Guest

    Sorry about the confusion.
    I have been having a lot of trouble with my newsreader program so posts
    have been getting mixed up.
    Thank you to all those that replied to my post.
    Brian, May 9, 2013
  17. It is my impression that gtr prefers to be a bit insulting and doesn't
    prefer to help anyone. That might explain his replies to you.

    Others may disagree; please feel free to do so.
    Gene E. Bloch, May 9, 2013
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