TwitVid Launches Application For Uploading Videos From Your BlackBerry To Twitter

By Bla1ze on 19 Aug 2009 11:45 am EDT
TwitVid Launches Application For Uploading Videos From Your BlackBerry To Twitter

TwitVid has been getting a lot of press as of late, first with their launch as the integrated video hosting provider used within UberTwitter and now they have gone ahead and released their own video uploading application for all BlackBerry Smartphones via BlackBerry App World.

I tested the application out and it does indeed work as advertised, but one problem does exist. I touched on it a few days ago with a quick tip I posted but for those of you who may have missed it I'll repeat. The videos uploaded from you BlackBerry to TwitVid are not even playable on your BlackBerry via TwitVid after being posted. What this means is if you share your video as TwitVid wants you too, another BlackBerry user cannot visit the link provided and view your video they will get the "Please Install Adobe Flash" error as the videos are encoded to flash video. So while some of you may be satisfid with just reaching out to those on your Twitter stream sitting at a PC, most of my followers are themselves BlackBerry users and most likely will not be at their PC to even view the video. If you are looking for a solution that does offer uploading and viewing from your BlackBerry, check out Moby Picture.

Word around the camp fire is that TwitVid is indeed working on a solution that will allow both, uploads and viewing from BlackBerry Smartphones, but as of my testing this morning that has not happened. If viewing your uploaded videos from your BlackBerry is not a concern for you or your followers, be sure to check TwitVid4BB out. Full press release is available here.

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TwitVid Launches Application For Uploading Videos From Your BlackBerry To Twitter


Is Qik ever going to release an update for tour? if not i might as well going with TwitVid.

Thoughts anyone? Qik or Twitvid?

Has anyone had trackball issues with this device? I HATE this phone because I am now on my 4th one...trackball freezes up and won't track horizontally. T-Mobile will NOT let me switch to a different model, either. I have had it.

I have tried everything...and no go.

Any ideas??

I've had the same problem with my 8900. I'm on my 3rd one. It's a pain in the butt. at fist the alcohol and q-tip trick worked, but on;y for so long. I've has my 3rd 8900 for about a month, so lets see how long this one will last.

Make sure your in a hotspot or connected to wifi, cause if not uploading a 2 min video will take like 30 minutes, but Ill be glad when I can view others from my bb tho!

Hopefully there will be more options opening up for viewing videos on BB. It doesn't make sense to post videos to places that can't be viewed on BlackBerrys.

BTW: You can't even watch videos on CrackBerry on your BB! How crazy is that???

As long as the video is on YouTube, and under a minute long. Bolt truncates long videos.

If the video is not linked directly to YouTube, and is flash-based, then they don't work, not even in Bolt. The YouTube linked ones work with the default browser, and don't have the truncated limitations that Bolt does. Not all videos posted on Crackberry come from YouTube.

...when Uber provides basically the same thing....

(yeah yeah I know - not everyone uses Uber)

but still, for those who DO use Uber, this seems redundant to me, since I can send vids from the media app to Uber, and that vid ends up at TwitVid ANYway. Right - I can get my vids over to TwitVid via Uber, so why would I need their app in addition to Uber??

Guess it would be for folks who don't use Uber....

you actually don't even need UT. You can just email the video file to your twitvid address. It's all even more redundant.

Ive been doing this stuff from Qik on my storm for about a month and it uploads my tweeted vids n no time. Plus it sends them to Youtube and Facebook and more for downloading and viewing n almost real time.