Upload tricks on a Mac
March 27, 2014 8:43 AM Subscribe
For a while, I've searched for a quirky way to handle delivery of my files online - basically one video file, between 30 - 250 MB, gets uploaded to YouTube for client preview, and to Hightail (formerly YouSendIt) for delivery to put on air. I'd love a simpler, or more automated way, to handle this process on my Mac.
posted by shinynewnick to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I've come up with half-solutions before, but maybe someone out there has a magic bullet for this admittedly niche problem. For a while I use an app called TubeUploadr that actually handled the Youtube portion pretty well, but it stopped working last year and no fixes were ever made.
My current workflow:
1. Export file from Adobe Premiere.
2. Open YouTube upload link on Safari, drop in file from Finder to begin upload. Video must be set to Unlisted.
3. Open Hightail Express, drop in file from Finder. Add email addresses (the same three email addresses 99% of the time), and send file.
This seems simple enough, but I have to do this sometimes multiple times per day, and I'm all about automation.
So here would be my ideal setup, or as close as I can get it.
1. A watched folder that would wait on export of the file from Adobe Premiere. The trick here is I want to wait until the file is complete, and can't have it attempting to upload a partial file.
2. That file is uploaded automatically to my YouTube account, and set to Unlisted. It can have just the filename at this point, no other information needed.
3. File uploaded automatically to Hightail, and sent to a default email address.
4. Ideally, a follow up email would be sent to my address, with links to the YouTube video and the Hightail link.
Any solutions, partial or alternate recommendations are appreciated. We currently use YouTube because once approved, the videos go into our public channel. Hightail is a paid account with unlimited storage, and has been a great service for us the past few years.