TubeMogul upgraded its total file size to 1 GB, and Brett Wilson (its CEO and founder) claims they did it for me (I begged).
You see, if you’re posting videos online, you might as well post everywhere you can (even if 95% of your views are on YouTube). As long as you set up your own accounts on the dozens of sites that TubeMogul feeds, you can upload once and be done.
But I’m also adamant about uploading the maximum size because I still regret compressing my earlier videos for convenience. So until now, I’ve been creating a Tubemogul version (under 300MB) and a YouTube version (up to 1GB). Now life is simple again because TubeMogul raised its limit to 1 GB!
TubeMogul also allows you to run reports on all of your video views, regardless of website. It’s also an easy way to find out if one of the smaller sites is featuring your video (since I don’t exactly visit blip.tv daily).
There’s another secret benefit to TubeMogul. Even if you have 13 hard drives, you’re bound to lose a video file or two. TubeMogul, unlike most of the video-sharing sites it feeds, allows you to download your old videos in their original file format (as opposed to a compressed or converted files). This has saved me a couple times.
I write often about TubeMogul because there’s nothing else like it, and it’s free to creators. Sometimes I feel guilty that they don’t charge me, so I pimp them so I can sleep at night.
I’d sleep even better at night, if TubeMogul replaced that tired thumbnail of Brett from its homepage… and maybe put up a Nalts video or something. Or a quote from me: “If you’re not using TubeMogul to distribute and monitor your videos, then you’re probably the guy who misses rotary phones and 56K modems.”