Category Archives: Video Sharing

How to Share Videos – A Critical Look at the 3 Most Popular Solutions

video sharing solutionsWith 100 million Americans watching online videos each day, it’s no mystery that video sharing and viewing is becoming one of the most popular features of using the internet. The term “going viral” has become a part of people’s everyday vernacular in large part due to statistics like YouTube’s 1 trillion views in 2011.

Here we examine the three most popular online video sharing options available today, and some of the issues we’ve found are:

1. Uploading the video to a video hosting service (like YouTube, Vimeo, etc.)

YouTube is far and above the most popular video hosting service online today. Odds are you have visited YouTube or watched an embedded YouTube video on another website.

However, uploading a video to a video hosting website like YouTube or Vimeo usually comes with a considerable amount of waiting around time as the video is being uploaded. Also, to keep the video private, users must set customized privacy settings.

2. Sending the video via email

Before the internet really took off, email was perhaps its most popular feature. And even today, email remains the most popular online activity. Sending messages, files, pictures, and videos all with just the click of a button was and still is the main draw to using email services/platforms.

The problem with attaching videos to emails is that most email servers have file size limits for attachments ranging anywhere from 10MB to 25MB, which can make video sending and viewing via email very difficult (especially if the video is of a considerable size/length).

3. Share the video on a social media channel (like Facebook, Twitter, etc.)

With Facebook close to reaching 1 billion users and over 1.43 billion users of social media channels worldwide, it’s no wonder that social media channels are becoming some of the most popular places to share pictures and videos.  However, most social media sites require that you set your own privacy settings to keep the video private.

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How to Share Videos Without Uploading Them Online

Many people have been asking how to avoid the hassle of uploading when sharing videos online.  Fortunately, if all you want to do is share a video with a couple of friends or family members, there is no need to waste your time or energy waiting for videos to upload on video sharing services like YouTube or Vimeo.

With TappIn, you don’t have to upload your videos to any platform or service.  You can simply grant the people you want to share your video with instant access to stream the video from their device! This means that instead of streaming it from a third-party server, it streams directly from the host computer . ;)

Here is how it works:

1. First, select the video that you want to share from your TappIn folder.

select the file to share 2. In the dropdown menu of the image, select “Share This File.”

share this file

3.  In the email box, add the e-mails of the people that you want to share the video with.  Then, add a subject in the subject line and a message in the message box (if you decide to), and you’re done!

Now all your recipients have to do to watch your video is click on a link that you sent to their inbox. 

tappin video sharing

They are now able to immediately access and stream it. Yes, it’s that easy! Cool, huh? 

successful video sharing

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to find out how long it would have taken me to upload 40 minutes of video from Grandpa’s birthday :)

What are you waiting for? Get started and Try TappIn for FREE today. Special moments likes these should be shared instantly!