Droid video uploads

Discussion in 'Android Audio and Video' started by ronimous, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. ronimous
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    Today I discovered a few things about the Droid video camera and it's uploading techniques and limitations.

    I took a video of my son's Pinewood Derby race...the video was shot indoors and wasn't the best of quality.


    When I attempted to email or send the 5.8mb clip via text or Gmail, it gave me error messages that said the file was too big. Not sure if that was a Gmail thing or a droid thing. Kind of disappointing.

    Next I uploaded to YouTube and got a message saying the video could only be uploades using the WiFi connection. Again...disappointing.

    Another piece of information...apparently the 'share' option will only appear when viewing video clips inside the camera application and will not appear when viewing from the Gallery application.

    Love my Droid, disappointed with these limitations.
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    Every phone I've ever owned/seen/heardof doesn't even come close to have the opton of sending these types of vids. Wondering y your dissapointed....also to upload any saved vid just long hold the video and lo and behold the share option just came up. Just to test I sent a 5 min video set to high quality to YouTube right now. Sure it needs wifi because its a huge file.
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    Yeah I was disappointed with the limitations they set on file sizes. Can't send or upload files over 5mb.... I'm sure that's a limitation Verizon set.
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    This sounds like user error. i sent a 22mb file yesterday. Im sure i can double that and hit YOUTUBES limit of 10 mins.....
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    I disovered the hold long trick to share videos...but..the wifi does not work as it keeps retry..ing many times even when I am in a wifi hot spot. Is it because the youtube server is overloaded? Also on the share sreen it has a field for file name and in it is the video file name and I insert my personal title. Could this cause a problem? Not sure.
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    It would be nice to see a Facebook upload option in the future.

    Kevin g
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    you may want to get Qik...it's an awesome app for what you are looking for (taking and uploading video)

    you will not be disappointed
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    i am having this problem. do you know why i can not upload to youtube. it says uploading...then retrying????
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    I'm also having upload trouble. I shot a 4-minute music performance and wanted to share it with folks who couldn't be there. It is a substantial file, and I waited until I got home to upload it via WiFi, but no joy. Also no joy at the office today.

    I'd love some guidance from Motorola or YouTube on why large files aren't uploadable.
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    update - uploads enabled soon

    Had an online message exchange with a Google employee, who told me there's a server setting that needs adjusting - they'll handle it in the next few days or so. My guess is after Thanksgiving.
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    So what are people doing to share their droid videos? transfer to the computer then to youtube etc...

    whats the best app to edit droid videos?

    thanks
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    Mine is working just fine over the wifi.....
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    I definitely share your woes, here. I was incredibly surprised to find the limitation on what you could (and couldn't) upload from your 3G connection. Seems to me that if you're paying for that thar dataplan (and this has been brought up countless times, I know), you should damn well be able to use it for whatever you want.

    Data is data.
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    BUMP!!

    Anyone? What do you use? How do you send the videos to people? Does anyone use the video on the droid?

    I set the Droid to WIFI to transfer the video files but how? When I go to Gmail through the browser there is no button to attach files. I also used the browser to go to yahoo and it said "attachment disabled" How do I share a video from the Droid?

    What am I doing wrong?

    thanks for any help!
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    I uploaded a video a while back and it worked just fine. I was disappointed that I needed a wifi connection but its not surprising when you think about it for a few seconds.

    Gmail has like a 20MB (probably more) Max file size. So not sure what ur talking about with the 5MB limit.

    Maybe your wiring was slow or weak signal. It is also possible that youth was having prisms at that time. Its not uncommon for high traffic websites to have issues. MySpace and such have problems all the time.

    Uploading to ytube has a few limitations but its still way better than having to transfer it to a PC first!
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    I go to Gallery, Camera Videos, then when i see video i want to share i long press it then a drop down box comes up, then i select share. Then you can send video by selecting gmail, messaging or upload to youtube. hope this helps
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    Change Video Quality for MMS

    While in Video mode bring up the menu and there you have an option for MMS quality video OR SD quality video. Should help manage the size of file and make easier to send / post.
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    I assume you tried to type "wondering why you're disappointed.

    If that's a correct assumption, I can give you a couple of reasons why a reasonable person might be disappointed with those findings.

    1) This phone ain't like every phone you've ever owned/seen/heardof. It's brand new, with a brand new OS, and a lot of brand new stuff in it.

    2) If the phone isn't designed to do all that stuff, why then do those options show up in the menus, hmmmmm?

    We all know fixes are forthcoming soon, and maybe some of this stuff will be addressed, but it would have been much more elegant to have included some of these limitation in the documentation, such as it is, so we don't all have to be beta testers. So again, and I agree with the OP, when I discovered what he's reporting, I too was disappointed.

    "Sure it needs to be wifi?" Where does it say anything about that? Why haven't we been told what the file size limitations are so we don't have to find out by trial and error? Not a lot to ask, and it's very annoying, and a really big waste of time.

    I like the phone, and I think it has potential. But don't be so quick to go negative when people get annoyed by details that limit what it can do but aren't documented. If it's in the menu, it ought to work. Period.
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    tryng to upload a 5min video (Chef Dan"the man") to you tube...lets see!
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    Filmed this with my Droid.

    I might have found an exploit. For the video issue. I uploaded this without Wifi.

    When it said "waiting for wifi" I just went and tried to connect to some of my locked down wifi signals at work. I never connected to any of them and next thing I know it says it's uploading.

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