Uploading a video requires three things: a compressed video, a high-speed internet connection and a hosting web site. This article will guide you through the process of compressing videos for online viewing and choosing an appropriate hosting site.
Of course, you don't have to upload videos to just one site. The TubeMogul service put your videos online on a variety sites, from YouTube to Facebook to MetaCafe.
YouTube is the top site for sharing videos online, so the majority of people who use online video have a YouTube account and an associated YouTube channel. YouTube is easy to use and is accessed by millions of people worldwide, and it's launched hundreds of careers in online video.
YouTube and other online video sites offer a limited selection of movies. If you want access to more titles, buy a subscription to Netflix. The company's streaming video service lets you watch a variety of titles directly on your computer or streaming to your TV.
For even more options, try iTunes movie rental. You'll find tons of titles, including many new releases. The movies download to your computer, so the quality is better than Netflix streaming but you have to wait a while before you can start watching.