I saw Charlie’s post pointing to an article at Avec Mobile about uploading video from a camera phone to YouTube. I remembered that while playing around with Opera Mobile I was able to upload photos directly from the phone using file upload forms on a website. So I tried it out with a video on YouTube and sure enough it worked to at least get the video up there. Of course the video is pretty rough, so some folks I’m sure will want to process the video before upload. But when just getting the stuff up online immediately is the most important aspect this is a great option. Free browser, free hosting service.
I also tried out the mobile upload on YouTube, which seems to want you to do it through MMS. I didn’t bother trying that cause MMS sucks along a number of completely independent axes. But I did try using their MMS upload email address with the SMTP mail client in my 6680, but got an error message back in response (via email, of course). Not sure what’s up with that, there was no real text to the error message. It said pretty much “upload failed” and that’s it. Maybe they’re looking for very particular packaging of the video out of MMS that the email client doesn’t do. Or maybe they’re looking for emails to come from specific exchange points and rejecting anything else. Overall I guess I really don’t care though, unless I find some other problem with the browser upload it makes the most sense to me anyway.