This is the almost universal way of showing videos on line so I decided to go with it.
The videos will need to be loaded up to Youtube. I measured the broadband speeds.
Broadband speeds with O2 hotspot.
Broadband speeds with home internet
To my surprise, using my phone gave an upload speed 6 times faster than the home broadband!! But uploads will come out of my allowance. This is 20GB per month. The average I use is 2.25GB and the max I have used is 4.6GB in September 2020. So I can probably rely on 15GB per month
It looks like at 1080 30fps that 1 minute of video is 144MB straight out of the camera.
Now for some reason download speeds are measure in Mb/s which is Megabits per second. Data allowance and video sizes are in Megabytes or Gigabytes
So upload speed are 0.67MB/s or 0.1MB/s
So if the upload speeds are fairly constant and if the speeds are not throttled by Youtube, 1 minute of video will take around 3.5 mins to upload on O2 and around 23 minutes on the home broadband. A 3 min home video of a song would 10 mins or 67 mins.
I could upload 100minutes a month to Youtube via my phone.
So all should be OK given the above caveats.
If I use the hotspot I’ll have to remember switch it when not using it. (I suspect a lot of my presentaverage of 2.25GB is forgetting to switch it off)
Probably the procedure is to transfer videos to the phone and upload without using the hotspot – then check them via the home broadband on the laptop.
I would imagine that the best time to upload is early morning or overnight. It is difficult to get advice on the web as most sites that recommend a time don’t even give a time zone, and most are aiming to get most views. I just want to get them up their easily. The last time I tried I think it took over 45 minutes for a 4 minute video (taken on my phone).
I was right. My first video made with Moviemaker was 600Mb and 3m 38s long. I tried to upload it via the home broadband and after 5 mins it still estimated an hour and 12 mins to go.
I gave up and transferred it to my phone, switched it’s wifi off and I uploaded it via the 4G network in around 11 minutes. So my estimated figures were not far off
here is the embed code as copied from the youtube video
<iframe width=”949″ height=”534″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/U9QcKMOdxys” title=”YouTube video player” frameborder=”0″ allow=”accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture” allowfullscreen></iframe>
|Youtube embed code||Modified Code|
|width=”949″ height=”534″||width=”640″ height=”360″|
changed to suit this page
?rel=0 added to stop going on to other
non related videos
|title=”YouTube video player”||title=”My first video”|
|frameborder=”0″||frameborder is obselete in HTML5 – |
so I removed it.
In the next serious one I added a title, credits, and chose a thumbnail.
My second video posted to youtube got a copyright notice. This was due to me using a clip from a Fishermen’s Friends video posted by “the Orchard Enterprises”. So I took it down and I will repost with a different soundtrack. Oh well.
Apparently you can add audio on youtube. Also videos can be trimmed and blur added. This could save a lot of time. Worth a try for a short video.