Join Jason Osder for an in-depth discussion in this video Uploading directly from a mobile device, part of YouTube Essential Training.
One exciting thing you can do with YouTube is upload videos direct from your mobile device. Let me show you how it works. I am using an iPhone and I am going to navigate to the photos app and further go to a video that I have previously taken. If you are using an Android, the process is going to be very similar. Just make sure you start by going to your Photos app and that you have a video that you've already taken. I am on the video playback page. To share this video on YouTube, I just need to tap once on the screen and I get my option for Share.
It's that button second from the left. Once I tap Share, I have various choices, including YouTube. As you can see, the first time you open this app, you will need to log in with your Email and Password. Now I am on the page of the Camera app that's very similar to how I enter information on the YouTube side itself. These are the familiar pieces of metadata. So I want to add a title; a title is required, I may or may not add a description at this time, it might be easier just to add it once we are up online on YouTube.
If I scroll down, I have the choice for Standard or High Definition. Now High Definition will only be available if you are on a WiFi network. If you are using a cellular network, you will be limited to the smaller standard definition files. I am going to go ahead and choose HD. As you can see, I can add tags, a category, make my video pubic or private, all of the choices that I would have on the YouTube website. I am going to change my category here, but I am going leave everything else blank, because it's going to be easier to fill that in on the website.
You do want to be careful to choose public or if you want private, because once we send this to YouTube, it will be published and live. Now that we are all ready, just hit Publish. It's just that simple. My phone is now compressing the video and it will upload it. So you can see we have a message that our video has been published. If we want we can go ahead and send a message to our friend about viewing the video or we can view the video right here on our YouTube app on our mobile device. I would actually like to see how it works on YouTube in a browser, so let's take a look at that.
Here we are logged into YouTube and on my list of videos. I don't see the video yet, but I bet if I refresh, we will see it pop up. So now we have seen our mobile video pop up on our video list. If I click it, we can go to the video itself. Here we see that we have working video and we also have the little bit of metadata that we entered, but more importantly we can continue to enter things like a description and tags here in the web interface where it will be a little bit easier than typing on to our mobile device.
So there you have it. Uploads direct from your mobile device; definitely a convenient way to share your video from wherever.
- Searching and viewing videos
- Creating an account and uploading videos
- Exporting and compressing
- Embedding content
- Creating a customized video channel
- Authoring a video blog
- Sharing content via Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks
- Tracking views, audience demographics, and viewer interest
- Replacing audio content with AudioSwap tracks
- Including closed captions and custom annotations
- Monetizing your videos