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Upload Video To Multiple Hosts With OneLoad

Handy new service saves you the trouble of posting video on multiple online providers.

When your account is set up, click the "Upload video" sticky on the OneLoad Dash page.

Select the video file for upload. If your file is over 100MB, select "BIG file uploader" from the right side.

Wait as the video uploads. You can fill in the description, tags, and title while you wait. A 150MB video took about 45 minutes on my connection, although my upstream bandwidth is limited at 100kb/second.

Once the content upload is complete, select the sites on which you want your video to appear. Note that you must already have accounts on each site.

Some sites require a login, while others require a token. Sites that require a token will open a new window with the third-party's login page and ask you to input your user name and password--or if you're already logged in to a site like Facebook, ask permission to perform certain functions.

You also have the option to broadcast the upload to Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Custom destinations provide a way for you to upload your video to self-hosted websites, like a company homepage that doesn't use a service like YouTube or Vimeo to deliver the content. To do this you need an FTP site or access to your hosting service. However, OneLoad will not give you a video player or embed code--so you can't view it without doing some of that work yourself.

If you're already set up to self-host, all you need to do is input the FTP site's host, target folder, user name and password, and select whether the video needs to be encoded. Since we encoded the file already, it's not necessary to do it again.

Once you've set all of the options, I suggest saving the login credentials for all the selected sites. Then press "Launch!"

Wait for the video to be distributed...

You can then check the stats or send out links, or embed code.

You can see stats by clicking the Channel Report tap on the left side. Data is delayed up to 24 hours, especially right after campaign launch.

OneLoad is a lot of work and (potentially) money for family vacation videos, but for a commercial campaign it's a bargain and a major convenience.

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