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URL: http://www.dailymotion.com
Max. Video Length: 20 minutes
Max. File Size: 150mb
Comments: Yes
Ratings: Yes
Embed Code Yes
Help Site: How can I upload my videos to DailyMotion?

DailyMotion is not as popular or widely used as YouTube, which makes it a great place to host your videos. It’s just as easy to use, but your videos will be processed much more quickly. As such, you can post your video clips onto your favorite blogs much faster than with YouTube. Also, you have more flexibility in the maximum filesize and the maximum video length–though I still warn you against uploading videos longer than 10 minutes. Most people will not watch a video longer than 10 minutes unless it is especially interesting to them. You certainly don’t want to put hours into making a 20 minute video that very few people will watch. Resist the urge to make long videos, and keep them well under the maximum time limit.

Go ahead and create an account at DailyMotion. Once you’ve verified your account, click on the yellow “Upload Videos” link at the top of the page. The first page you’ll see is the file upload page. Click on the browse button, find your video file, and select it. Then click the send button and wait. As with YouTube, the time that it takes to upload your video file will depend on the speed of your internet connection, and the length and size of your video file.

Once the video is uploaded, you’ll be taken to a page where you enter the video’s Title, Tags, Language, Description, and Channels. Be as detailed as you can about the content of your video, and when you’ve got all of the required fields filled in, scroll down and click on the “Save” button.

The next page you’ll see gives you three options: Share this video, Blog this video, and Submit it to a group. In my opinion, the best thing to do is click on the orange link near the top-right that says “Skip this step”. If you want to post your video to your own blog or to a community blog, those options will not help you.

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Clicking on “Skip this step” brings you to the video page. If your video is very short, it may be fully processed and will begin playing. If the video is a bit longer, it may not be fully processed yet, but you should see a progress meter where the video would be. This progress meter usually completes within a few minutes.

Scroll down on this video page and you’ll see a field with some HTML code in it labeled “Embeddable Player”. Click in that field to select (or highlight) the code, which you can copy (CTRL+C for Windows users) and then paste (CTRL+V for Windows users) into your post or comment on the blog of your choice.