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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. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      Will give it a try once the bugs are out of it. It could be quite useful!
    1. trialnterror's Avatar
      trialnterror -
      Sweet
    1. xxfr0stbytexx's Avatar
      xxfr0stbytexx -
      I like it, works pretty good for me. Haven't noticed any bugs..
    1. bigtheo01's Avatar
      bigtheo01 -
      Its Pretty Good so far
    1. slash128's Avatar
      slash128 -
      Maybe I am missing it, but PP only seems to see media on the camera roll, not media that has been sync'ed... Sucks if that's the case...
    1. SchmilK's Avatar
      SchmilK -
      Access denied when I click on media on iPhone 4
    1. dmaximob's Avatar
      dmaximob -
      Quote Originally Posted by slash128 View Post
      Maybe I am missing it, but PP only seems to see media on the camera roll, not media that has been sync'ed... Sucks if that's the case...
      That is kinda lame. Hopefully they'll fix that with the next update.
      On the other hand, the point of this app is to wirelessly upload media to websites. Synced albums are already on your cpu, where you can upload wirefully. (Could be the Steve Jobs in me talking)
      Still, it is a feature that would be nice to have and doesn't seem it would be too hard to enable.
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      Nice. Just what I've been looking for
    1. yahoowizard's Avatar
      yahoowizard -
      Holy ****, that's a big SS, lol...
    1. wolverinemarky's Avatar
      wolverinemarky -
      dont have an iphone 4 yet but will definitely snag it when my white iphone 4 is released. still wandering if the white one will be available for preorder but thats for a different post
    1. rolandgabor's Avatar
      rolandgabor -
      This got worst reviews than Hulu Plus in the App store.
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      will probabaly try it when i get my iPhone 4
    1. bobright's Avatar
      bobright -
      Why the very poor ratings on the App site?
    1. SkeleDork's Avatar
      SkeleDork -
      Tried it out....works good so far... Took a min to get setup and upload speed is kinda slow. (took 4 mins for 13 sec video) but all in all a good app
    1. 9477's Avatar
      9477 -
      Doesn't let me see my media. I just get a message that says: An error occurred accessing the Assets Library, Global denied access.
    1. ZOMGVTEK's Avatar
      ZOMGVTEK -
      I have been using this app since I found out about it close to a year ago... Its really a great app, and its amazing Apple allows it, since you can upload 200MB videos over 3G!

      The latest version resolved my issues with 720P video over 3G on iPhone 4, and it works great!
    1. kuhndsn's Avatar
      kuhndsn -
      Sweet...
    1. SchmilK's Avatar
      SchmilK -
      Quote Originally Posted by 9477 View Post
      Doesn't let me see my media. I just get a message that says: An error occurred accessing the Assets Library, Global denied access.
      Same. And 2 others on their support forums had the problem. Hoping for a fix because the 360p compressed videos look like crap after upload
    1. DJM AutoWerkz's Avatar
      DJM AutoWerkz -
      Ok I uploaded the video to pixelpipe then added my YouTube account to the destination pipes but still doesn't show on my YouTube channel.
    1. farfromovin's Avatar
      farfromovin -
      As soon as I got the iPhone 4, I was floored the first time I went to upload a video to youtube. After viewing it you realize it's complete garbage compared to the original. I just thought to myself, way to drop the ball Steve! At least there are interim workarounds until Apple gets their head back in the game.