So you’ve just made a video, and you need to host it somewhere other than YouTube or Vimeo? Even YouTube Unlisted can be a less-than-ideal solution because of the hassle of creating accounts and managing channels.
Also, if you created the video for work or school, you may not want to publish it on your personal channel which may have a completely different context or theme.
Kapwing is a simple, quick tool for hosting your videos in the cloud. Using Kapwing's online video editor, you can upload your video and create a URL link to it in a few clicks. You're able to embed the Kapwing video on any website or, if you're a developer, copy the video URL as the SRC of a HTML video object. It makes video sharing easy: no muss, no fuss.
Here’s how to create a URL for your video:
- Upload Your Video
- Edit and Adjust
- Create a URL
Let’s go through each of these steps in more detail.
1. Upload Your Video
First off, open Kapwing.com and head over to the video maker, or go to your existing Kapwing workspace. Next, upload your video. You can see the loading progress on Kapwing as it moves towards 100%.
Keep in mind that your video needs to be under 250 MB if you don’t have a Kapwing Pro account yet.
2. Edit and Adjust
Now that the video is up, you can edit and adjust it. Cut, adjust, add subtitles, or resize. Or, if you want to really dig deep, you can also try adding jump cuts to your video or inserting a progress bar.
Click “Export” on the top right-hand side corner to process the video and get the URL. Your video will be processed before it’s ready for downloading or sharing.
If you're not signed into a Kapwing account, sign in using your Google or Facebook account –this will remove the watermark from the lower right corner of your final video.
4. Create a URL
Copy the URL from the webpage or click the “Copy link” button. This URL links directly to cloud storage, so you can use it to host videos on your website.
The URL will be copied to your clipboard. If you use the "Copy link" button, you will get a short URL that is optimized for sending on social media. When someone else pastes the copied link into the browser, the video will play on Kapwing. You can use the generated URL to share your video with friends, co-workers, or your school.
If you need to embed your video on a blog post or web page, click “embed” and copy the generated code, then paste it on the page.
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