Once we have entered the world of video creation, and after fighting with cameras, mobile phones, editing tools and the intricate jungles of the soundtracks, the final question appears, and now how do I teach this to my family? And who says family, says friends, colleagues and, why not ?, general public. We will try to briefly explain the possibilities we have of publishing videos on the Internet, possibilities that are not mutually exclusive and that we will expand on in future articles.
Publishing videos on the internet: specialized portals
Specialized video portals are a simple option, they have usually developed clear and easy-to-learn tools to post videos and clearly establish who will be able to see the video that we publish. The most used portals are YouTube, the leading video portal for Google, and Vimeo, an effective and high-quality alternative .
To use YouTube you must have a Google account. If you don’t have it, you can create one at https://accounts.google.com/SignUpWithoutGmail. With the initial option you can upload videos of up to 15 minutes to the network, a limit that can be extended by verifying your account.
The most important part, for publication purposes, is found in the Privacy option , which will allow us to indicate to YouTube if the video that we will upload will be Public, that is, it can be seen by anyone and may appear in searches that anyone makes, Private (You can only see the video you and the users you choose, it will not appear in search results or on your channel), or Hidden (it can be seen by people who have the link to the video).
You should also bear in mind that YouTube always reviews videos so you should not upload videos that you did not create or in which you have used content whose copyright belongs to third parties. You must also comply with the portal’s rules regarding inappropriate content.
To use Vimeo we need to register for the service or allow Vimeo access to our Facebook account. The options of our free account (Basic account) allow us to upload 500 MB as a weekly upload limit and are expandable to Plus or PRO accounts, both paid, in weekly upload capacity and different tools. Obviously, Vimeo requires that you own or own all necessary rights (copyright, etc.) for the publication of the video.
Privacy on Vimeo
Vimeo establishes a complete menu easily usable to establish the privacy of the video that we want to publish on the Internet. It allows you to establish who can see the videos (anyone, the account that uploads the video, people that we follow on Vimeo or even protect it with a password), it also allows you to choose whether to allow it to be embedded (publish it on another website that is not Vimeo), comment or download it.