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  • Pixelpipe Allows OTA Uploads of HD Video


    After news that one of the increasingly common one-liner Steve jobs emails promised HD video uploads over the air from your iPhone 4 "in the future," word spread that Pixelpipe's app can already do just that. With 720p uploads to YouTube, Facebook, and "over 100 supported destinations," Pixelpipe's free app [iTunes link] lets you share the HD videos immediately, without the intermediate step of sideloading them to a PC.

    MacDailyNews reader "Chris T." was the latest to write the Apple CEO and demand an answer to a (totally reasonable) question: "What's the point of building in HD video capabilities when the compression upon uploading directly to youtube makes the video's useless and not viewable?" Jobs's response: "You can upload them via a Mac or PC today. Over the air in the future." The limitation - which has been widely lamented - might have be reasonable if it were only imposed on 3G data connections, but the "Send to YouTube" function in the iOS 4 Photos app downsizes video uploaded over WiFi as well.

    Pixelpipe's app, on the other hand, will allow videos up to 200MB in size to be uploaded at full resolution over the air from your iPhone, though it also gives you the option of downsampling your video before uploading it. You can link your Pixelpipe to your Twitter account and load video OTA to your Facebook, YouTube, MySpace (do people still use MySpace?), your blog, Flickr or pretty much any other social networking site you can think of.

    The app is still a little buggy, but it's well worth a try, especially given the alternative. And the (free) price is right...
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Pixelpipe Allows OTA Uploads of HD Video started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 29 Comments
    1. DJM AutoWerkz's Avatar
      DJM AutoWerkz -
      Nvm i got it n
    1. OneRing2Rule's Avatar
      OneRing2Rule -
      LOL Okay, I got the free app. But my search of "pixelpipe" brought up another app, too. "Bootay - The Portable Hip Hop Studio". I looked at the app's description and laughed out loud while reading this: "...quickly start sounding like a pro! Just think.. with this app you can impress your friends with your new skills. You may even pick up som booty or two. Such is the Way of Bootay."

      Ghetto nerds getting laid. LOL
    1. DJM AutoWerkz's Avatar
      DJM AutoWerkz -
      Haha let me see lol
    1. edwilk55's Avatar
      edwilk55 -
      So it's all or none when you go to upload to the various accounts you've set up. I hate that.

      I love when you use Photoscatter and have multiple accounts set up for uploading to, you get to pick and choose which ones to use when you go to perform the upload.
    1. definitive's Avatar
      definitive -
      Well, great idea, and would be a great app if it worked for larger files.

      Pixelpipe's app, on the other hand, will allow videos up to 200MB in size
      I have a 2 minute iMovie project that is about 185mb. I cant even select it in the media list to upload it... I have uploaded several other iMovie projects, but none that are more than about 30 sec.

      I have submitted a support question on their site, but have not received a response...

      I will be very happy once this is working. But if you cant upload a 2 minute movie, then its worthless... I think the limit should be 500mb at lease.

      D
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      200 megs? Isn't that something like 2 min of video?

      EDIT: This all said, I can see how a bunch of idiots uploading worthless clips from their phones could quickly bog down the network. This is probably largely why FaceTime isn't supported natively over the air.
    1. pentatonic145's Avatar
      pentatonic145 -
      Doesn't work on iPhone 4 at all: "An error occurred accessing the assets library. User denied access" on launch - every time.
    1. DJM AutoWerkz's Avatar
      DJM AutoWerkz -
      It works I have done it but I notice it gets errors when the video is large.
    1. SchmilK's Avatar
      SchmilK -
      Quote Originally Posted by pentatonic145 View Post
      Doesn't work on iPhone 4 at all: "An error occurred accessing the assets library. User denied access" on launch - every time.
      enable location services in settings then try again Worked for me on iPhone 4 that way...