How to upload a video directly to YouTube from your BlackBerry PlayBook

BlackBerry PlayBook Videos
By Bla1ze on 9 May 2011 04:34 pm EDT

If you're a BlackBerry PlayBook owner, you've no doubt realized by now how great the video camera on the device really is. Videos taken with the BlackBerry PlayBook turn out great, especially when you have the ideal conditions in place.

While Research In Motion spent a lot of time integrating YouTube directly into the BlackBerry PlayBook for viewing videos, one thing they seemingly left out from the PlayBook YouTube client was a means of uploading videos directly to YouTube from the PlayBook.

That of course, doesn't mean uploading videos taken with your BlackBerry PlayBook is out of the question though. in fact, it's rather easy to do -- once you know the basics of what it is you are supposed to be doing in order to offload those videos. Read on past the break for a full run down of how to upload videos taken on your PlayBook directly to YouTube.

BlackBerry PlayBook YouTube Uploads

The first thing you'll need to do after you have a video recorded and ready for upload is to head on over to the YouTube website. From there, you'll need to log in directly to your personal YouTube account -- once logged in, in the top right hand corner you will see the "upload" option, just go ahead and click on that. 

Basic Uploader Option

From there, you'll want to head down to the lower left and find the area where it says "Basic uploader" as highlighted in the image above. Once that loads up, you'll be tossed into a lighter uploader interface, one which will allow you to browse the file system on your BlackBerry PlayBook and ultimately upload videos directly to YouTube.

PlayBook YouTube Options

Now that your video has begun uploading, you can fill in all the regular options that YouTube allows for such as title, description, tags and all your individual sharing and embedding options. Once completed, YouTube will produce a URL for you to your video that you can share with friends or whomever you wish. Did I mention how it will be uploaded in 720P HD and is capable of 1080p as well? No? Well, it will be. High quality HD content direct from your PlayBook straight to YouTube.

The video above was uploaded to YouTube directly from my BlackBerry PlayBook using this method described above -- so have at it folks. Go ahead and start sharing those videos directly from your PlayBook. Just in case YouTube is not your preferred video sharing site, I've used this method on Vimeo as well and it works just as easily and I'm sure it will work for many others as well -- though, I've not tested all possible sites.

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Reader comments

How to upload a video directly to YouTube from your BlackBerry PlayBook


this works well. I uploaded a video last night using this same method. I'm curious why you didn't say it would be uploaded in 1080p since the playbook can record in 1080p and upload directly to youtube in addition to 720p.

If you swipe down when your in the video camera, there is an option to record at 480p 720p and 1080p. You mustve recorded at 720p and unaware of it since 720p is the default for the first time you want to change it.

Yup Yup.. I knew it was 1080p capable but at the time, thought it was overkill for the video. - I added it into the article though. :)

Thanks for that tip, sir. All I could think when I saw that video however was: "Don't drop that PlayBook! I pray to God you don't drop that PlayBook!"