How To Upload A Video To DIY Tube

In order to upload a video to DIY Tube Video Community, first you must create an account and set up your channel. See the instructions How To Set Up An Account

 

Once you are logged into DIY Tube Video Community you should see a small video camera icon on the top right corner like the one shown below.

Click on the icon and then click “Upload Video or Audio”. This will bring you to a new website and will automatically log you in. Make sure your browser allows a website to open in a new window or this may be blocked.

 

On the new website, which is our encoder site, you have three options. On the top right hand side of the page you can see the words “From Your PC”, “From Other Site” or “Bulk Upload”.

 

Upload A File From Your PC

To directly upload a video from your computer, choose the “From Your PC” option, which is set by default. Click on “+ Add Files” and then select the file from your computer. Fill out the video Title and Description. Then choose a Category for your video. Finally click “Start Upload” and the server will start processing your video. Please keep this window open while your video uploads. Do not leave this window or close it or your upload will end.

 

Once your video is uploaded, it will begin to be processed by the server. Now, on the top center of the page you will see a green status bar. This will flash a few times as it processes your video into all the necessary formats. When your video has entered the queue, then you can close the window.

 

You may see other videos in the processing queue on the left hand side at times. This is so that you can see how many videos are being processed in front of yours to give you an idea how long you have to wait for your video to be completed. During times of heavy traffic you may choose to come back later, or choose another server from the left side, if available. Once your video has entered the queue, it will process in due time either way.

 

Copy From Another Site

The next option is to copy a video from another website such as YouTube. This is convenient when you are moving your channel over to DIY Tube from another video sharing site. Click “From Other Site” and then copy and paste the video link into the space next to the word “Upload”, select a category and then click “Upload”.

 

First the video will be downloaded from the remote site into our servers. Next it will be processed the same as for direct uploads. Sometimes YouTube puts the brakes on files being copied from their site and the download can take some time. DIY Tube has no control over this. But the file will be downloaded in time.

 

You may leave this page and let it process at this point.

 

If you remain on the video processor site, you will see your video show up in the queue as the server processes and converts it. Depending on how much traffic is on the server, this can be quite fast.

 

You can copy a mess of videos at one time by simply copying and pasting the links and hitting “Upload” one after another. Please be considerate of others though and do this during off peak periods.

 

Bulk Upload

You can also choose “Bulk Upload” and upload a bunch of videos from your computer at one time. Once you are finished selecting video files, click on “Add To Queue”. Remember to leave the browser window open until the videos are fully uploaded to our servers.

 

Next Steps

Once your video has finished processing, it will be uploaded to the cloud storage. This takes a few more minutes. You can always check the status of your video by looking at the encoder Queue log, which is a link at the top center of the encoder page. You may need to refresh the browser to show your video status in the Queue. Here you can see if the video is uploading or transferring (to the cloud). Once the transfer is complete, you can edit your video and make it live.

 

Edit Video

The final step is to go back to DIY Tube Homepage. Now go to your “My Videos” link and edit your video description, title and category. Here you can set some other details as well as upload a thumbnail if you like.

 

And finally, after it has finished processing fully, make your video live by clicking on the eyeball icon on the far right side of your video details. Gray is unlisted, red is inactive and green is active and visible to the public.

 

 

 

 

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