When you record a video, you’ll often wish to broadcast it to the world or a select, private group of invitees…permanently. For that there’s YouTube, Vimeo, DailyMotion…and many others. But what if you don’t want a video available online for posterity?
Well, you can always go in and delete a video from your account. Or, you could use VideoPaste.us, which automatically removes your handiwork after 24 hours.
His latest project lets you upload a video, receive a personalized link, and then poof…24 hours later, it magically disappears.
How it works
VideoPaste.us really is as simple as it sounds…you click the ‘Upload Video’ button on the homescreen, then select the file from wherever it may lie, either on your hard-drive, or from a cloud-based service such as Google Drive, Github, Dropbox or Evernote.
Now, you can upload any video up to 100Mb in size, regardless of resolution – though it will be scaled to 640x480px. A Pro version will be launching some time soon, which will include unlimited file sizes, higher resolution and, interestingly, it will keep them online for longer. Given this goes against one of the key selling-quirks of the current free version, it will be interesting to see what this entails…perhaps it will give users a choice of 48 hours, 72 hours and so on.
As it stands, once your file is uploaded, you’ll see something like this:
You’ll see your video, with the upload time and date, and an expiry time-stamp beneath it. Your unique link for sharing will be something long and unsightly like this: http://videopasteus.s3.amazonaws.com/videos/6094a566df4f4e4aaad91fd9c22094b0.html.
While VideoPaste is far from a game-changer, it is a nice service that many people will be interested in for any number of reasons. And it will be interesting to see what they serve up when the Pro version goes live in the future.
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