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Post How to - post a video
Ok, here is a quick video how-to.

If you have a video, and want to post it, you will need to upload it somewhere first. You have this options;
1 - Youtube
2 - vimeo
3 - photobucket

I don't recommend photobucket, no real advantage from what I can see.

Youtube and vimeo are very similar (I prefer a free youtube account, Simon prefers a paid vimeo account). They both let you upload full HD, they will both compress your videos and reduce the quality a little. Tests I've done recently suggest youtube might have a little bit higher quality.

Youtube offers more for free. Vimeo limits free users to 1 HD video per week, and 500MB of upload per week. This doesn't work for me as a single video can be over 500MB.

Vimeo has a desktop uploader, Simon recommends this for dodgy internet connections as it will restart.

Youtube has upgraded their upload webpage so it is now smarter, if you lose your internet connection it will restart from where it was when it reconnects. My computer went to sleep, I woke it up and it continued from where it was no problem.

Vimeo doesn't care what songs you use. Youtube won't care most of the time. It will figure out what song you have and will link it to the itunes store. Some songs may prevent the video from being viewed in some weird countries.

Here are the link buttons;
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For youtube you have two options. Either copy the full viewing URL, or just the video ID. Click the button, then paste the youtube video URL or ID into the bbcode that appears on the screen. These should look like this (but with square brackets).



As you can see, the ID is the bit after the
You want just the plain video URL as shown above, you don't want the new shortlink style, or something with other playlist info in the URL.

If you get the newer style youtube link like this;

Then you want to use the last part in the just ID, just this;


Vimeo is very similar, but a little more fussy. You want the URL without the www. . Again there shouldn't be any extra info in the URL. It should look like this;


Photobucket is also a little painful, you need to delete stuff from the URL.
So for;

delete the ?action=view&current= part

it should look like


There are 3 main free options, and heaps more paid options. Free options;
* Windows Live Movie Maker
* Avidemux
* GoPro Cineform Studio

1 - Windows live movie maker. If you have Windows 7 (or vista?) then you will have the newer windows live version, it will read gopro codecs with no problems. The latest version has some 720p output profiles. This is the easiest program to use.

Problems are that it now creates a low quality version before editing begins, so takes time. The compression codec isn't great, files are about twice the size of the original gopro camera. And people with XP have to stuff around to get the codecs to work. XP people can look here;

2 - Avidemux. If all you want to do is trim some bits off your footage, then this is the best by far. It doesn't re-encode anything, therefore is extremely fast and there is no loss of quality or increase in file size. See here;

3 - Gopro cineform studio. This is not as easy to use as WLMM and doesn't add text or any of that stuff. By you can do more than you do in Avidemux. The advantage is great gopro levels of compression on the final video. It can do timelapses from still images. It can rotate footage and some other useful stuff. See here;

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Post Re: How to - post a video
Thankyou for all the help Much appreciated

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