Online video sharing

on May 16, 2009 @ 09:27 pm

I want to share a video of my baby with my friends and family. I've been using Picasa because I can make the album public so people without a Google account can view it without having to sign it. But at the same time, I will have the option of not putting the video on the "main roster" to share with the world on the main Picasa photo page as the "newest photos/videos". The people who will see the video are ppl who has the exact link to the video.

The problem with Picasa is that I have one video that's really big and I think it uploads funny. So the sound and the video doesn't actually match. I tried YouTube but the problem is that I can't make the video private without asking my friends and family to sign into YouTube. I have family members who are not internet savy and would never go through the trouble of signing up for a YouTube account.

So are there any other video sharing website that people use for free?

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to clarify on May 16, 2009 @ 09:29 pm

I guess what I'm trying to say is that I don't want my baby's video to show up on YouTubes's "Most Recent" videos but at the same time, I don't want my friends/family to have to sign up with YouTube to see the video.

Are there any other options?

Zshare/Rapidshare on May 16, 2009 @ 11:52 pm

I have 2 options for you:

1) You can upload you video to Zshare ( and you'll receive a link that you can email to yourself and your friends so that you/they can watch the video directly online. As far as I know, Zshare doesn't have a "public" welcome/search page like Youtube your privacy shall be intact :)

2) Upload your video file on rapidshare( and similarly, email the link to your friends. Once they click on the link, they'll be prompted to download it onto their computer and view the video. (takes some time-- depending on size of file)

Main difference: Zshare-->they can view it online with just a click
Rapidshare-->they will have to download it on their computer

Thanks! on May 17, 2009 @ 12:32 pm

I've never heard of those sites. I'll definitely go and take a look. This is exactly the kind of help I was hoping to get.

Thanks dizzyonlemonade!! :)

no problem! on May 18, 2009 @ 02:53 pm

I guess randomly surfing the web teaches you a thing or two (in my case, at least) hehe, no problem. Hope it worked for you :)

zShare on May 19, 2009 @ 11:25 am

I went with zShare. Exactly what I was looking for. I did read that
some ads on zShare phishes but I just told people not to click on
anything but the video. I think it worked well!

Thanks for your suggestion!!

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