Join Jason Osder for an in-depth discussion in this video Uploading directly from a mobile device, part of Vimeo Essential Training.
One of the fun things you can do with Vimeo, is upload directly from a mobile device such as an iPhone or Android. You do need to download the Vimeo app first, and install it. I'm on my iPhone home page and I already installed the Vimeo app. Everything I'm going to do in this movie is very similar to what you'd see on Android. Go ahead and click the Vimeo app icon to open the app. The first time you open this app, you'll need to log in with your Vimeo email and password.
Now we're logged into our Vimeo mobile app. There's a lot of choices to watch videos and similar things that we find on the Vimeo website. The one I'm interested in is the button in the center that looks like a camera iris. Go ahead and click that for your upload options. You can access the camera directly through the Vimeo app, and shoot new video to upload. Or you could access your video library for previously saved videos. We're going to do the latter. So click Video Library.
If this is the first time that you've done this, you'll have to grant the app permission to access your Video Library, so go ahead and tell it yes, you can access it. Now we see, with access to our video library, all of the videos saved on our phone that we can upload. I'll pick the one I want to upload. And now I have an interface that's quite similar to what you would see uploading online. It's required that you give the video a title.
You can immediately share on Facebook or Twitter, but you can also upload to Vimeo first and then come back to do the share. So I'm going to uncheck those. Similarly you can add a description here. But I don't like to do a lot of typing on my mobile. So I often upload to the site and then fill in the description there. And our final choice that you might want to do on the mobile is switch from public to private. If you don't want to make your video public, or you plan to make it public later, switch that to private. I'm going to leave it on public.
So we go public immediately. Once you have all the settings the way you like it, just click Upload. The center button displays the progress until the upload is complete. That's all there is to it. Now we can go to the Vimeo website and see the results of our video. As we've become used to, it does take a little time for videos to convert on Vimeo. If we come back in a few minutes a better video will be here. Our video has been uploaded. If I scroll down a bit and go to Settings, the basic metadata that I added is there but I often like to go ahead and add my description and tags at this point. You can also add credits if you like.
Just like any other video you're free to pick the thumbnail that suits the best. Make sure to Save your changes if you did add metadata. That's all there is to mobile uploads. I think it's a fun way to add video to your Vimeo site.
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