Learn to digitise VHS tapes and share VHS videos online

Sharing your indelible memories with loved ones or an online community from your VHS tapes, cassette tapes, miniDV, or 8mm tapes can be tricky if you don’t know what you’re doing. Once you digitise VHS tapes into an mp4 file, there are several methods you can choose from that will help you share your videos online.

Upload Your Videos on a Cloud

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This kind of storage will keep your files safe in digitised form in case something happens to your hard copy and allow you to share them across devices and with others. Some popular cloud sharing services include Apple iCloud storage, Dropbox, Google Drive, or OneDrive. Simply upload your files to your desktop or laptop, register for one of these free services, and then drag and drop or upload your files into a folder.

Share VHS video via facebook

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To share your videos via Facebook with all your family and friends, login to your personal Facebook account. From here, you can create an album if you’re looking to upload multiple videos or drag and drop your video into the “Create Post” field on your profile or timeline. You can then tag friends, add a caption, and choose who to share it with.

Share VHS video via email

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Sharing videos with your family and friends through email might be a challenge because of data limits that the email will allow. Therefore, if you want to send videos to specific people, you can simply upload your videos on a Cloud and then copy the link to your email.

Share VHS video to personal YouTube channel

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Create a personal YouTube channel that can only be seen by people you invite to it. Once signed in to your YouTube account, click on your channel name and head to the settings page. Under “Privacy”, make your channel videos private. You can then freely upload the videos of your choosing and direct your friends and family to the video through the link.