BlackBerry Quick Tip: How To Share Videos From Your BlackBerry On Social Media Sites!

Recently, UberTwitter launched their latest Beta which included the capability to upload videos taken on your BlackBerry Smartphone to a video hosting service called TwitVid. Now while I was rather glad to see the inclusion of such a service, the service is not really ready for full on BlackBerry usage in the fact the videos you upload and tweet to your Twitter account--are not even viewable on your BlackBerry. I'm sure you can see the problem here.

So in my venture to find a service which would indeed be compatible for both uploading--and viewing said uploaded videos on your BlackBerry, I was lead to MobyPicture. MobyPicture is a video, audio, image hosting service which is ever growing in popularity due to the fact it meshes with so many social networks and micro blogging systems it will make your head spin. Twitter, Facebook, Blogger, Wordpress, Flickr, Youtube--really, I could go on but you get the point.

I signed up for the service mainly for it's video services, you can even log in using your Twitter credentials, upon doing so you are issued a email address for which you can send files too. Files delivered to the address will then be posted to your Twitter stream. Since my testing was for videos, I captured a video of my son and emailed it off to MobyPicture using my personalized email address--video was uploaded and posted to my Twitter account within minutes. The key thing here is not the sharing part of the video--it's the compatability of it. Videos uploaded to the service are viewable on your BlackBerry, where as when using TwitVid, it tells you that you need to install flash. Which of course, just is not possible on BlackBerry.

This is not too say it is the only solution out there, but it is an option. After doing some testing I did run into 1 out of the 5 files I uploaded that would not play on my BlackBerry but that is not a bad ratio to have. So there you have it folks, a great way to share videos across platforms that is compatible and most importantly--viewable on your BlackBerry without too much hassle. I hope you find this as useful information as I did.