Facebook is the most protected source for your video, although it may also be the most challenging when it comes to sharing! In order to upload video to this site, you must have an account and download the video application. The privacy settings offer the talent ultimate control of who sees (and doesn’t see) which videos. It also has high quality video playback and accepts video lengths up to 20 minutes and 1GB.
Acceptable video formats for Facebook include QuickTime Movie (mov), Windows Media Video(wmv), AVI Video (avi), MPEG Video (mpg, mpeg), Windows Media Video (asf), MPEG-4 Video (mp4, mpeg4), Mobile Video (3gpp, 3gp, 3g2), Matroska Format (mkv), Flash Player Video (flv), DVD Video (vob), Ogg Format (ogm), and Nullsoft Video (nsv).
The “tag” feature on Facebook is a great way to publicize your videos. When a friend is tagged in a video, the connected News Feeds will post an announcement, sharing the video with others who may be interested. This process generates stories about the video, which makes it easier for users to find relevant content more readily and drives traffic to your video. Videos can also be sent as messages to multiple parties.
Users can search for videos uploaded by friends or in which their friends have been tagged. By adding the video app, a list of relevant uploaded videos will appear. Video notifications are also sent to friends, who will then have to click on the link and hit the video page in order to watch. The more hits, the more traffic it will draw!
Keep in mind that if you are going to use your Facebook page as a means to share your work, you will also be sharing everything else you post, including personal status updates, images, and comments. Facebook is continuously honing it’s privacy settings, so keep an eye on your abilities to protect your personal life from your professional endeavors!