Flickr Video Uploads Are Go

UPDATE It’s 6p.m. PDT and it is NOW possible to upload videos (for Flickr PRO account holders). My question is, will it accept video uploads via e-mail, i.e. directly from a camera phone? Let’s see.

flickr video screenshot

The service will only take 90 seconds of video at up to 150mb for starters, which is fine. There are other options for longer video, and as Arrington wrote, “The short clips are a perfect compliment to event photos….”

Written at 3:45 p.m.: Or are they? I just wasted a good 15 minutes trying to figure it out after reading blog posts on both CNET’s WebWare and TechCrunch “announcing” the launch of Flickr Video hosting (complete with samples). But as far as anything official from Yahoo, only the rumor itself has been confirmed as rumor, albeit in a Flickr video — irreverent teaser from Stewart Butterfield and Heather Champ (with puppets) on the Flickr blog:

Hopefully this will be live later today (as rumored)!

Wilco in Chicago [Testing Y! Media player]

Lucas Gonze is giving a presentation on the just-launched Yahoo! Media player today at SF Music Tech Conference. I’m not there but just glanced at his online powerpoint and remembered that I have yet to check out the player!

Let’s test it out right here, with a cut from the last set of Wilco’s historic 5-night run at the Riviera in Chicago this month.

Wilco – Muzzle of Bees w/ Andrew Bird

Check out the rest of the show at I am Fuel.

I had a tricky time getting the htrack microformat to work and eventually gave up (on second thought I think this was due to some issues with the Firefox 3 Beta I was testing it on). However, I now see that there is a WordPress Plugin that might make it even easier.