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New Feature - Video Blog Entries

Thursday, June 25, 2009



Hi everyone

You now have the option to upload a video blog entry! To do this simply go to your blog page and you will see a new "Add a Video Blog" button under the "Add a Blog Entry" button. Uploading is 3 easy steps:
1) On the first page enter your video title and description, agree to the video Terms and Conditions, and choose the video file* from your computer to upload. You can then click the Upload button. It will take a few minutes to upload your video - with more or less time based on your video's file size.
2) After uploading you will come to a page to make your blog entry. We have pre-filled your title and description, but you can add more here if you would like. You can also pick an optional category for your video.
3) After posting your blog entry it will take a few minutes for us to process your video. You will see a message saying your video is processing. You can hit refresh every few minutes until you see your video. It typically takes around 10-15 minutes for your video to be ready to play.

Once your video is up other members can view your video from your blog and make comments like they would any other blog.

Members have asked for this feature for some time - to share progress, share Woohoo moments, and even share tips like their favorite workout or recipe. We hope you like this feature! If you want to see a few sample upload videos you can click here or here.


* Note that we support a wide variety of video formats, including: avi, dv, fl4, m4a, mov, mp4, mpeg, wav, wma, wmv, mp3, mpg, mts, qcelp, qt, mod, 3gp, 3gpp, amr-nb, and asf.
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FUTUREHOPE49 5/18/2011 7:59PM

    I have uploaded mine and it has gone out to spark teams, but when I click on mine it says "Hold on your video is almost available." It has been a long time, over an hour!!

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TXWILD 5/11/2011 6:20PM

    Hello. I tried to upload a video blog and it says the file size is too large. The file is 2.25 GB. What are the restrictions? And how can I shrink it down? It's only a couple mins long and I saw other video blogs that were longer. Please help!

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PUMPKINSEED77 10/18/2010 11:08AM

    I don't understand.... I am trying to upload a .mov file, but nothing happens. I cannot even select it. :( Is there a way to link to youtube so that I can just upload the video there?

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RD03875 1/8/2010 5:35AM

    So far it's been an hour since I hit upload and nothing has happened.

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MS.ELENI 7/15/2009 4:36PM

    I am not sure how to word this but hopefully it will make sense.The video blogs are awesome.I was wondering if you will ever have a heading on team page that specifies video blogs.In the box where you list blogs,announcements,photo's etc. The way it is now we don't know it is a video blog unless they say it on title. Just wondered. Eleni

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MS.ELENI 7/3/2009 10:43PM

    I made my first ever video and posted it on my blog today and it was great. Is there a limit on how many times we do it.

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BETTERME54 7/3/2009 8:23PM

    Thanks! This sounds awesome I have got to try it.
You guys are just SUPER!!!!

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MS.ELENI 7/3/2009 9:44AM

    I just saw one on a members blog and I am inspired to try it.I have never done it before but will try later. It is nice to put a view of someone so we can relate even more.Thank you so much for all your upgrades.

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LORRAINE_D 6/26/2009 2:11PM

    I watched one of your videos Dave, I am sure my is better. LOL. I am hoping it uploads okay!

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TRACEYTHATCHICK 6/26/2009 4:38AM

    Wow! It's awesome how you guys are pumping out all of these great new features!! Keep it up SP!

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FREEBRD06 6/26/2009 3:38AM

  I love the way you think ! emoticon emoticon

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SASSY_QUEEN 6/25/2009 9:58PM

    Amazing...can't wait to try it,.

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ROWAN_MAPLE 6/25/2009 9:31PM

    I just checked and it isn't there.... :(

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ONLYTEMPORARY 6/25/2009 8:45PM

    Wow, you guys just keep on making things better and better. A big emoticon you work so hard for us!

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ROWAN_MAPLE 6/25/2009 8:13PM

    You guys are amazing....This site makes more of a difference than you will ever know! Thank you.

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PATYOSHISHEA 6/25/2009 7:18PM

    Thanks for all the hard work you guys put in for us !!!!!!!!!!!

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FUNNYGRANNY71 6/25/2009 6:47PM

    New and great improvements keep on coming. I applaud the staff.
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CLAUDIA1333 6/25/2009 5:55PM

    I'm posting my first one right now!! thank you!

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MCLYMORE 6/25/2009 5:27PM

    You guys are awesome, you are always adding something to make this journey exciting. Thanks for all you done, I look forward to using this new feature.

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COLEMANSR 6/25/2009 3:56PM

    emoticon SparkPeople this is so Awesome!

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TWINSAND3DOGS 6/25/2009 3:22PM

    Can you make a feature where we can attach a picture to a spark mail?

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SPARKLINGVIOLET 6/25/2009 2:12PM

    Dave! Dave!!! you did it!!!

Remember I asked if you guys could make that an option when you were here for the Spark Convention??? And you said YES! You weren't lying! I can't wait to use the feature!!!!

You guys are the best!!!

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WOLFKITTY 6/25/2009 2:10PM

    Wow, cool! I've never made very many videos, but I did a couple. ... I can't wait to try this out!
HEheee.

Jocelyn

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FATEOFTHEGODZ 6/25/2009 1:56PM

    That's amazing and fun! I can't wait to do it.

Has anyone done it so far? :D

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AGOLDIE 6/25/2009 1:47PM

    This is totally an awesome feature! woohoo!

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DRADISCH 6/25/2009 1:46PM

    you guys are awesome. Always a little surprise for us. Thank You emoticon

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LORRAINE_D 6/25/2009 12:42PM

    This is great. I will try it the first chance I get! Thanks for all of the new technology.

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GOSPELCLOWN 6/25/2009 12:34PM

    I will try this option! Keep up the great work.
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.DUSTY. 6/25/2009 12:29PM

    WOW! SparkPeople this is sooooooooooo Awesome! emoticon emoticon

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CHUNKSTER63 6/25/2009 12:08PM

    Thanks this is awesome.

Chunk

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EXTRANODESTINO 6/25/2009 12:03PM

    This is a great option. Excellent. emoticon

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JSTCHLIN 6/25/2009 11:46AM

    Very cool. emoticon

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PHEBESS 6/25/2009 11:45AM

    Wow! I don't even know how to make a video on my little MacBook, but this is way cool!

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-TAMI- 6/25/2009 11:11AM

    WOW! So cool!!! Thanks

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TAZ675 6/25/2009 11:09AM

    WOW!!

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CBSPECIAL 6/25/2009 11:08AM

    That is going to be so cool - will use when I do video for Sat Spark Rally!

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_CORTNIE 6/25/2009 11:07AM

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