Jul 142011

If your camera has the capability of taking video, you’ve probably noticed that they come right into your computer and show up in Picasa when you ‘Import’ from your camera.

If you don’t see them, try looking at your options in Picasa: Tools | Options | File Types – and make sure the box is checked next to Movies (.AVI, .MPG, .ASF, .WMV) and perhaps Quicktime Movies too if your camera uses .MOV format.

So, now that they’re on your computer, how do you share them?  If you double-click on your video Picasa will play it for you and display some special options at the left, including the ability to upload to Youtube.  I use this a lot, I like Youtube.  But, what if you don’t want to start a Youtube account?  Or, you don’t like how public Youtube videos are?


The ‘Upload’ button at the bottom works just as well for videos as it does for pictures.  You can upload videos to any Picasa Web Album.  Here is that little train video in my Web Album. Once it’s there, you can also add it to your blog posts, just like you add pictures.  If you want to see a sample of how it turns out, take a look at this blog post of mine – the train video is embedded about halfway down.  You’ll notice that it says it’s hosted by Google Video, and it works just fine – as long as you have a good, fast Internet connection.

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Movies files from your camera

Also check out how to record a movie from your web-cam. WOW

Record a Movie from your Webcam

Make your own movie from your pictures with Picasa