Encoding and uploading video help page

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There are many, many sources of help for preparing and hosting video on the internet. Unfortunately, none of it is entirely straightforward, so this wiki exists to list and sort the latest and most useful help files, as they evolve and improve.

One of the most user-friendly is EngageMedia's guide to digital video distribution

From the beginning advice can be found at 'Make Internet TV' Participatory Culture's "step-by-step instructions for shooting, editing, and publishing online videos that can be watched and subscribed to by millions of people." They also have a super simple guide for people who are feeling overwhelmed.

A key location for ongoing evolution of help files is The Transmission Network's Video_distribution_Documentation_project. If you have the skills, tools and presentational inspiration, please, do join in!

Another wiki project to document free video softwares is the WikiBooks Introduction to using Open Source Tools for Video Production and Distribution

These projects are feeding into the more user friendly FlossManuals Free manuals for free (as in libre) and open source video and audio software.

Meanwhile the DemocracyPlayer offers help to create podcast channels

and Archive.org offers free hosting and transcoding, or try

Creative Commons Publisher for help to tag your audio and video files with information about your license and to upload Creative Commons-licensed audio and video works to the Internet Archive for free hosting.

VideoHelp Help on various topics concerning video on internet

VideoGuys ditto

If your video relates to human rights abuse, you might want to use the new Witness video hub

To create and view your own internet tv channels, best to start with

Democracy player "The Free and Open Source internet TV Platform"