Share Videos to FaceBook, YouTube, & Vimeo from QuickTime Player in Mac OS X
The Mac OS X social sharing features on the Mac platform let you quickly publish images and videos to a variety of places. Using Share Sheets within QuickTime Player you can even publish videos directly to YouTube, Vimeo, and Facebook, right from the app.
This is very fast, and offers a quick way to share or upload videos to a variety of social sharing sites without having to leave the Mac or use a web browser. Here’s how this works for YouTube, Facebook, and Vimeo.
How to Upload Video from QuickTime to YouTube or FaceBook Instantly from Mac OS X
- Open a video or movie in QuickTime if you haven’t done so already
- Hover over any video opened in QuickTime Player and click the [>] Sharing button
- Select the destination for the video (YouTube, FaceBook, Vimeo, etc)
- Use the appropriate login, set a title and description, and choose “Upload” to let the video publish
- Let the upload complete to the social site of choice
A progress bar indicates how long it will take to upload and publish the video to the chosen destination, and the entire process is handled by QuickTime Player, you don’t need to go to the destination websites at all.
Sharing directly from QuickTime Player gives you options that aren’t otherwise there in the Finder with Quick Look’s Sharing Sheets, like YouTube and Facebook.
Note that this feature is widely supported in all modern versions of OS X, as Facebook integration arrived officially in Fall of 2012 with OS X 10.8.2 alongside the iOS 6 release on September 21 of the same year, nonetheless it’s interesting to see it was already there in QuickTime Player before those releases.
Thanks to Mithelesh for pointing out the Facebook sharing feature