How can I transfer an uploaded video to a YouTube account automatically?

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    Asked on June 03, 2014 at 12:23 PM

    We would like to use JotForm to collect video submissions for review.  We have several reviewers, some of whom do not have the greatest internet connections.  It would be wonderful if we could perform a transfer to a private YouTube channel automatically upon submission and avoid one person having to download the video and then upload it to YouTube so that the other reviewers could watch it online.  It would also be great if we could delete the video from your servers after it was transferred to YouTube.

    Thoughts on how to accomplish any of this? BTW, this form will ultimately be embedded in a IMCreator web site.


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    Answered on June 03, 2014 at 02:09 PM


    Unfortunately it is not possible to automatically upload to a Youtube channel the videos that your form users upload through your form.

    However, I have forwarded your request to our next level support so that they consider the implementation of function/feture that allows user to upload videos to Youtube directly.

    I cannot promise you anything about this implementation, but in case this becomes real, you will get the update via this thread.


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    Answered on June 03, 2014 at 10:16 PM

    I am sorry for the wrong answer Eliezer provided. Yes, we do have this feature:

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    Answered on June 03, 2014 at 10:53 PM

    While I must say that the widget you referred me to looks way cool, I am not looking to upload a webcam video to Youtube.  I am looking to copy a pre-produced, uploaded video to Youtube.  

    As an aside I've found a pretty satisfactory workaround.  We will integrate with Dropbox or Google docs so that our reviewers can watch the video online.  The main concerns were that they wouldn't have to download the video to their local machine and someone wouldn't have to download the video and then upload it again for those with slow connections to review online.

    The integration with the cloud service solves this problem, but requires that we purchase an additional service.  If you guys had the ability to view uploaded media online (video, audio, pdf, etc.) that would solve the problem without the need for the dditional subscription.  In order to reduce cost someone will be deleting the submissions from your server as quickly as possible because we have to pay for the additional service.  If we could view uploaded media on your service we would keep the submissions on your server and pay you for increased storage.  So the streaming feature wouldn't just make our workflow simpler, it would also help you to generate more data on your servers creating more revenue for you.  Just a thought.

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    Answered on June 04, 2014 at 04:32 AM


    Thanks for clarifying the feature you're looking for and we greatly appreciate your feedback.

    Since we currently do not have this feature available on the widgets, I have raised this as a feature request for a consideration. We cannot provide you any ETA for this but we will surely update you via this thread once this is added to Jotform.

    Best Regards!

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    Answered on February 01, 2017 at 08:08 AM

    Uploading a video to YouTube is exactly what I'm looking for. However, when I tried aytekin's link, I got "Application Not Found". Help!
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    Answered on February 01, 2017 at 08:17 AM

    Hello Walt,

    I opened a new thread for your question. Please follow up there:

    We have a policy to open a single thread for a single issue and we try to help our customers one by one. Hence, please open a new forum entry for each of your questions.

    Thank you very much for your understanding.