GUBA launches free video upload and sharing on the Web with auto-formatting for Apple iPod, iTunes

GUBA has added a new video upload and sharing service, GUBA Upload, to its leading entertainment content site which currently hosts more than 20,000 videos. The new service is the first to allow individual content creators to upload videos such as short clips, films and home movies, and have them automatically formatted for the Apple iPod / iTunes, Flash and Sony PlayStation Portable formats. All site visitors, including both GUBA subscribers and non-subscribers, can access the service and view the uploaded videos at no cost.

With GUBA Upload, anyone can post videos to GUBA and can link to those videos from individual web pages. Uploaded videos can include personal information such as the creator’s name, tags, categories, and the date the video was created.

GUBA Upload provides video creators with an individual URL to their GUBA Upload page so they can share their videos with friends, family and fans. Site visitors can download and view videos in their preferred format and can subscribe to the video creator’s content via an iTunes video podcast (using RSS) which automatically pushes the newest videos to the end-user’s computer.

“The launch of GUBA Upload is not only a milestone for GUBA, but a significant step forward for the entire online community,” said Thomas McInerney, CEO of GUBA in the press release. “We’ve taken what we’ve learned from the past eight years of developing the best video experience possible on the Web with Usenet — the original source of user posted content — and opened up that expertise to individuals so that user generated content can be accessed and shared as easily as possible.”

GUBA will roll out additional video upload features in Q2 2006, including reporting tools to track viewer visits, comments and monetization capabilities enabling content owners to profit from the viewing of their videos by a vast Internet audience. All video content will be hosted by GUBA. Initially, uploads will be limited to 200 MB. GUBA will expand this limit to 1 GB in April 2006. As a copyright-friendly service, GUBA does not index feature-length films or MP3s and is fully DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) compliant.

More info: http://upload.guba.com/

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5 Comments

  1. It seems that GUBA is new to this and isn’t as robust as YouTube currently. But now YouTube limits movie length to 10 minutes so that service is now defunct in my book. I’m gonna try out GUBA to see how it works once they get the kinks out of it.

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