YouTube Begins Mobile Video Uploads
YouTube, a video content sharing website, has just launched a service that allows people to upload videos directly from their mobile phones and PDAs to the YouTube Web site.
There has been an explosion of mobile devices that capture high quality video such as many camera equipped handhelds, Treos and mobile phones. Now, people can share important experiences as they happen and where they happen — breaking news can be uploaded immediately, bands can share tour footage with their fans from the road, and curiosities captured can be viewed across the globe instantly.
Uploading and sharing video is easy, and requires the following:
- A mobile device that can take video and send Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) messages or emails.
- Internet access or a data plan from a service provider. YouTube currently supports uploads from the Cingular, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon wireless networks; and
- A YouTube member account
YouTube members can create a mobile profile from any PC here. Once the profile is set up, members who have a cell phone equipped with a video camera can simply send that content via email to YouTube, where it is immediately published into their profile and shared with family and friends.