Displaying and sharing videos
You are a scriptwriter amateur or purely occasional, you succeeded in filming
an astonishing or funny scene, you can gain a lot of money with your images.
Some videos are seen by million people and make the fortune of those which
put them on line. To be published, choose a site in the list below, register
and follow the instructions. The most visited sites are in bold characters.
You can also put videos on your website or easily create a site with a CMS to display videos, how to do is indicated also in this page.
Where to get or share videos
This site often provide excellent funny videos.
- Daily Motion
Dailymotion remunerates its contributors according to the number of displays.
- My Space Video
MySpace is a social network offering also many other services.
Videos choosen by users.
This site was acquired by Google which took several years before reaching the profitable through advertising, more or less intrusive depending on the choice of the publisher. It features an HTML5 alternative to Flash interface, and is considering 4K. There are all kinds of videos including classic full movies.
Making your own site of selected videos
The sites of video sharing permit to display the videos hosted by them on
other sites to increase their audience. You can build site dedicated to that
without any programming by using a CMS.
The list of PHP CMS will indicate to you the content management system making it possible to automatically manage the display and the administration of pages and categories, with in particular digg-like software as Pligg or PHP Director. By "digg-like" one understands a site where visitors can give a score to the articles to support the best ones.
However, in the field of the selections of videos, competition is important. Many other sites are given in the list of the digg-likes. They are only the most popular and to the list must be added again all the sites that are not digg-like...
How to edit a video and put it on a website
The online tool Popcorn Maker from Mozilla, based on the framework popcorn.js, helps edit videos that you have made yourself or taken on a sharing site. You can for example add text or images.
To put a video on a site, you have to use the embed or object tags. Youtube provides the full code with its videos and it uses both at the same time.
Example of Youtube code:
<object width="425" height="350"> <param value="http://www.youtube.com/v/asPLVNqEmyo" name="movie" /> <param value="transparent" name="wmode" /> <embed width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/asPLVNqEmyo"> </embed> </object>
Example of code for Collegehumor:
<embed src="http://www.collegehumor.com/moogaloop/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1767784" quality="best" width="400" height="300" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"> </embed>
Using the YouTube API, you can customize the player and even use a search function to let it select himself which video to play, depending on the content of the article. See this article on a simplified means of automatically select Youtube videos.
Among the many video editing software, there are:
- Kate's Video Toolkit, that is downloaded even if you do not subscribe and give a like as asked,
- Windows Movie Maker to WMV format (h264 is encapsulated in a container reserved for Windows),
- Avidemux, full of bugs but that produces an interesting result and in all formats when it works.
When installing these tools or similar other software, take care to deselect the default configuration that installs unwanted toolbars and software.