3 Ways to Share Videos for Free

There are numerous ways to share video with your team, some paid and some free. For me, it makes sense to move onto paid options once you start using a second angle to have your game filmed so you can switch angles while watching.

But until then you can be using free ways of distributing footage for similar effectiveness.

 

MyAirBridge/WeTransfer
Large data emails

MyAirBridge and WeTransfer are fantastic sites for sending videos to single or low numbers of users. WeTransfer allows you to send up to 2GB for free and MyAirBridge 20GB for free. They are also very simple and easy to use, simply type in your email, their email, select the file you wish to send and if you wish a message although this message is rarely looked at by the recipient.

 

A downside of these large data emails is that they send you a download link that expires after 2 or 3 days so the recipient must have downloaded it by then. With paid subscriptions, you can begin storing the files, lengthening the non-stored expirary dates among other features.

 

Dropbox
Online Storage

With a platform such as Dropbox , the recipient can begin viewing the file online. This allows the recipient the option to view the file online without downloading it, potentially saving them time. With the video playable online, there is potential to leave comments and allow your team to engage in the video together.

The 2 major negatives with dropbox are that the video doesn’t compress for a phone so it can use a lot of a recipients data if they aren’t in wifi and more frustratingly is that the storage is limited, which means you’ll spend a lot of time deleting footage to make room for the next video.

You can add space by either paying for it or getting 500mb extra each time you refer someone to dropbox. If you wish to kindly give me a referal and increase my storage, please use this link!

 

Facebook
Social Media

I often recommend secret facebook groups to my clients. It has unlimited data, it allows comments underneath and typically your recipients are already there.

With the recipients being there very often, it is where players are most likely to engage in the video above even paid software. This allows multiplying of learning as coaches and players communicate and discuss the games and clips.

With facebook, it requires a profile login unlike the previous 2 methods, which particularly with children could be unusable in your organisation.

 


Of course there are others methods of sharing video such as vimeo, google drive and private youtube videos as well which may work well for your team.

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