Video: How to: Uploading Photos and Videos to Twitter and YouTube directly from N900's Gallery and Camera App

| January 17, 2010 | 7 Replies


I’ve only started using Ovi Share on the N900 and I was surprised by how flawlessly it worked – find/take a picture/video, share, done. Maybe edit title/description tags along the way. Otherwise, it’s online in a few clicks.

I wanted something like that for Twitter, as at the moment, it’s a little difficult to send a picture through the browser as you have to go through file browsers and scroll through files etc.

Some plug-ins became available at the Ovi Store that allows N900
users to directly upload media to selected locations (e.g. YFrog/YouTube) and then post to Twitter. After setup, you can simply upload photos and videos either from gallery view or straight after capturing that photo/video.


1. Download and install which ever upload service plugin you wish to use.

2. Once installed, click the share icon in either gallery or camera app.

3. Click “Share Via Service”

4. If you’re new to “Share via service” you will need to add a new account. On the left are accounts I’ve already added. Click “New”.

5. You’ll get a selection of upload services that are installed. Scroll that list for more as only 3 are visible at a time.6. You’ll need to set up and validate that account.

You’ll need a Pixelpipe account first. You can make registration simpler by signing in either with your Ovi Share or Twitter account.

Follow whatever instructions is provided with Pixelpipe, and then go back to gallery and authorise.

After that, future uploads are as simple as finding the photo/video>Share (icon)>Share with services>Share.

You’ll get a green share icon in the status bar, and opening the status bar gives notification of “Sharing” until that media has finished uploading (see video)

Photos that I upload via YFrog also get sent as my tweets along with the title as my comment.

Same thing goes for videos. Alternatively, you can upload via YouTube (see video). Below is a sample clip uploaded from the N900.



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