Upload to YouTube icon should be next to the Share icons. One click and it opens up the YouTube upload URL.
This would probably need some more technical investigation because I'm not quite sure what people expect. I would want to keep the experience seamless even with exporting.
So if there were a way for people to link their Google Drive, Dropbox, YouTube, etc. accounts and have our backend servers do all the work of exporting their videos to their accounts (and maybe email them when it's ready) would be ideal.
Or were you referring to literally just having a link to the YouTube upload page @Shahed?
Yeah it would be cool to be able to choose this in the future, where everything happens in the same way, but instead of an opentest link, it would be a youtube link with a video already uploaded.
I'd like this because many apps like Slack already show the video when you post a youtube/vimeo link, and with openvid you only see the link.
Although I really love how fast it's ready in openvid, just crazzzzy awesome!
So would your main use case be to play the video directly in Slack? When would you use YouTube?
@vinay: I'd use it anytime I want to share a video in an app that automatically produces video previews ... Facebook messenger, slack etc ... the bigger the team, the more you have to "fight" for attention. ;)
A link is not as attention grabbing as an embedded video, and you need 2 clicks to open it instead of one.
@Marcin: our videos come with full player previews on Messenger. Slack is the only place where our videos don't currently play inline. :-( But I hear ya loud and clear.
I second this because right now I use Screencast-o-matic.com because you can upload your videos directly to YouTube. You can even add a video title, description, and even use different YT accounts.
I think that's a fantastic feature and if it were an upgrade I could get with my referral credits I'd like that.
Just my 2 cents.
Not a bad idea sir. If we had a market for you to use your credits to permanently unlock functionality so that way you could pick and choose your features. I like it a lot!
@Joe: That is a good idea!
I would love to have a simple, one-click button that sends my recorded video to my youtube account or sends me to the upload video page. at this time, having to download the video and then re-upload to youtube is okay, but it would be awesome to have a seamless integration of that. I don't know how difficult it would be through the Youtube API, but I would think that would be the easiest way, just guessing.
Nothing is too difficult in the fullness of time. We will make sure this gets into the roadmap and good to hear there are users who will take advantage of it right away.
What's your YouTube channel? Would love to see what you're using our videos for!
@Joe: Thanks for the response Joe. I haven't started posting videos on my channel yet, but they are going to be geared around "how to" keywords for wordpress, which make Opentest a PERFECT video option. it's so easy to use.
also, I have a friend that I want to help him start vlogging (just face in front of camera answering client questions) and this is a perfect application for that.
@Bryan: very cool! Just like you said, both sound like fantastic use cases! Let me know if there is anything we can do to assist you and your friend with those endeavors.
Brain dump: it would be cool if it could actually upload the video to youtube and openvid at the same time. Then the only problem would be to figure out which link would jump into the clipboard (both of them ;) ).
Youtube is more flexible, but openvid is insanely fast, which is currently way more important to me. With Screencast-o-matic I do get a link I can share before the vid uploads, but it's a redirect link from their site to my specific video page, so I usually wait until it uploads so I can share the direct link. Screencast-o-matic "spits out" the direct YT link after the upload is complete, and I usually wait for that, so I can embed (in FB, Slack etc.).
Marcin I am also using S-O-M, and I agree, the speed with Opentest is so much better. plus, if we can get to a point where we can customize the video page with opentest, I would love that over S-O-M having their ads showing on the video page.
@Bryan: guys I will probably get the video rendering even faster down the line. I have a few more tricks up my sleeves here. :-)
That being said, uploading to YT and our backend would be possible - just haven't had time to dedicate to this quite yet.
@vinay: I don't think my eyeballs would notice anything faster ;)
S-O-M is kind of clumsy from the UX point of view but it gets things done pretty well.
Like Bryan said the personal online page customization sucks. But I can dump tons of videos into one folder, and then just pass the link to a client, and password protect it if needed (not too useful). A bit off topic, but anyways ... ;)
@Marcin: Definitely useful. Thanks for letting us know Marcin. We check all of these posts and keep them updated when we're working on any of these features.
What would be the use case for youtube uploads? Uploads to youtube normally take a long time. THe power of opentest is really to take videos and share/get feedback asap
@Shahed: Speed of upload is the game changer. I've used jing, SOM for years...if you want to upload to YT use SOM... (just my 2cents)
I think the use case here would be that the upload would probably be done but the processing would still take just as long on YT. It's more of being able to vlog/do active updates to an audience.
Although I do get the use case others have brought up, I'm in the same camp. Right now we're trying to focus on what makes us awesome and make that even better before branching out into being an upload gateway to other platforms. :-)
@vinay: what screencast-o-matic (SOM) does is give a choice, you get a special forward link while the video is uploading, it's a SOM link that tells you something like "video up soon" - you can also wait and just get the youtube link (straight from SOM) - I usually wait because I want the whole video to show in slack ...