We want all you glorious devs to upload videos!
We had started doing some videos in collaboration with a couple of members, for example:
We have had these videos on-site for a while now, but initially our video experience was pretty iffy.
Is anyone else experiencing issues playing the video? I am on Firefox (tried a few different networks).
Edit: Oh, videos do not work in Firefox!
Actually. Edit edit: Firefox seems to buffer the entire video before playback starts.
But we made a lot of improvements and playback is much improved. It better be, I put a lot of work into making the transcoding work properly and automatically.
Everyone will soon be welcome to upload programming videos to the platform now. Warning, the upload process is still quite ugly but it seems to work for the most part. But we're not going to sit around until the UX is perfect. We'd love to have a handful of folks give this a try and start uploading tutorials, vlogs, or anything in between.
Even though the early days are janky, this should be a great part of dev.to and ultimately I think this is going to make videos folks make much more discoverable, contextualized, and with healthier discussions than on YouTube.
Leave a comment here if you want me to switch on your access. Please link to an example of a video you've made in the past or describe the kinds of videos you plan to share.
Basically show that you are legit in some way, that you plan to upload videos soon. Posting videos you've already posted to YouTube is 100% okay. Regular dev.to users with lots of on-site activity will have a lower burden of proof.
Eventually this will be available for everyone, but will be limited early on.