YouTube.com and Viddler.com are websites that allow you to watch tons of videos of any kind and let you upload your own creations!
This tutorial has been written to help everyone interested in learning
how to upload their videos in an easy way to those great sites. For this purpose you will be using your webcam and a microphone as video and
audio recorders. Let’s start with YouTube!
How to use your webcam to record and upload videos on YouTube.com in 8 easy steps!
If you don’t have already an account on YouTube.com, you can create
one by clicking on the link “Create Account” located in the upper left of the page as described below. The process is very straightforward and
you will have your new account in matter of seconds.
After having created your new account, you can log in by clicking on the
“Sign In” link.
Once you have logged in, click on “Upload” to begin the process of
uploading your video.
Now click on “Record from Webcam” to open the recording tool.
Adobe Flash Player is the software that allows you to watch all YouTube
content and uses your webcam and microphone to record your videos, but you have to give it permission to use them. In order to do it just click
on “Allow” and then on the “Close” button.
Get ready because as soon as you click on the Record button, the
If you have finished your recording, click on the Stop button.
Now click on the “Publish” button to finally put your video on the web.
A new page will open. Here you can name, describe and tag your video and that way people will know what it is about. Then select the
corresponding category that suits best the content of your video.
In this same page you will see this very important set of options that
must be modified according your preferences before finishing.
Privacy: Here you choose who sees your video. You have to main choices: a) anyone can see it or b) just the people you want can see it. If
you select the second one, then you can choose between “Limited access URL” that means having a ‘secret’ link to your video, and only the
people you give the link to are allowed to access it. With “Private share with YouTube users” you can select the YouTube users that you want to
be able to watch it.
The next sections are very intuitive and some of them are just not very
common; therefore, no further explanation required.
To open My Videos section, do as described in the image below.
Now look for your brand new creation and click on its name.
In this new page you can see your video in action. On the left bar of the page you will see this box, and in the URL section you have the link you
need to let the world know your work! It was easy, wasn’t it?
How to use your webcam to record and upload videos on Viddler.com in 4 easy steps!
Viddler.com is another great and easy option to upload your creations. I
really encourage you to give it a try.
Let’s begin with the tutorial!
If you are not registered yet in Viddler.com, you can do it by clicking on the blue “Sign Up” button located in the upper-‐right
corner of the main page. The registration process if quite easy to follow, just make sure you select the Personal type of account, which is free.
After having successfully created your new account, you can start
using it by clicking on the grey “Login” button.
The first step is clicking on the “Record” link under the Videos
This is the first page you will see, which is the Adobe Flash Player
mentioned and explained in the YouTube tutorial. It asks for permission to use your webcam and microphone, so click on “Allow”
Here you can select the quality that your final video will have. For
general purposes “Medium” is a good choice, so go for it and then click “Okay”.
Get ready because as soon as you click on the red circle, the
If you have finished, click again on the red circle to stop the recording.
We are almost done. Now click on the “Save” button to put your video on the web.
The final step is copying and sharing the Permalink which is nothing more than the link to the video itself.
That was really fast and easy!
If you want to know more about creating and uploading videos, you can check these links:
ALEX Virtual 2010 Universidad Nacional de Colombia
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