Nokia Video Uploader Lumia 1020

Nokia’s YouTube Upload app – Hands on and more details

Nokia has published to the store their YouTube Video Upload app that enables users to simply and easily post their video creations to their accounts.

The app loads just fine on the Nokia Lumia 1020, which means this app may be exclusive to that device initially. Though being Nokia, we’re sure that they will deliver for their other Lumia line as they’re pretty good like that.

In playing with the app, we can share a few details, some of which you can see in the video demo above:

The app uploads over Wi-Fi and Cellular, with caveats:

  • If on Wi-Fi, full 1080P is posted (or highest resolution shot at)
  • If on cellular, it needs to be real short (couple of seconds) otherwise it prompts you to trim it down or wait for Wi-Fi
  • Using the native ‘Share’ feature, you can send videos directly to it
  • Background uploading is not supported at the moment

By default, videos are marked ‘Private’ though you can toggle this for each video upload. You can include the title, but no Tag support just yet.

Nokia YouTube Upload WiFi

The app is quite barebones and we’re sure Nokia will fine tune it over the coming weeks, but for now, it works as advertised, giving those with the Lumia 1020 a simple solution to a vexing problem.

You can find Nokia’s YouTube Video Uploader here in the Store. Nokia Lumia 1020 only at the moment.

QR: YouTube App

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spyderzWPC says:

cant download with my 920 boo

bpmurr says:

+920 GDR2 and Amber where are you?

pooleyjnr says:

Bpmurr nothing to do with amber or GDR2, not able to download on my 925 and it has both.

fiddlebenton says:

Remember when we were the we can't even get apps and don't even mention Amber. *tear*

inteller says:

Speak for yourself.  I have the Youtube AND Vimeo uploader app,

......but it is only available for red Lumia 920s that were made on Tuesdays between 1-5 pm by a guy named Sven.  Look for it in the app hub.

Sam Sabri says:

Damnit Steve!

ArtSooby says:

Nit avalaible for my 920 at Rogers

Musicman247 says:

So nobody read the article all the way to the end, huh?
Nokia Lumia 1020 only at the moment."

ogracia says:

I Use Supertube for that

Errbodyelse says:

The fact that you can't leave the app while it is uploading is the pits.
Also, a few seconds over cellular? Don't other OSs (namely iOS) allow you to upload up to 10 minutes?
This feature should really be built right into the OS.

Pretty sure iPhone downgrades video quality severely i.e. no HD support. Regardless, this is version 1.0 and I'm sure Nokia will work their magic to make it awesome.

Ed Boland says:

You are correct. WIFI must be used for the HD videos on the iPhone.

Errbodyelse says:

That should be a feature of this app then, instead of just outright denying to upload over cellular.

v1.0 dude, give it some time. App development doesn't work how you think it does.

ogracia says:

Did you guys read it's only available for 1020 at the moment????

spyderzWPC says:

nope I read it may be exclusive though

apocacrux says:

Exclusive and "only for" mean the same thing.

Chef316 says:

The last sentence in the article...

This is somewhat off topic, but what's going on with the official YouTube app, made by Microsoft and Google?

It's not made by Google, only Microsoft. lol

Aren't Microsoft AND Google working on it together?

Microsoft and Google working together.


Ordeith says:

I am sure Microsoft is working on it while Google is getting in the way, as usual.

Its unfortunate, at least for me. I used third party apps like Metrotube before the offical YouTube app got a makeover, which made it much, much better. Ever since then, I have used the official app; I like it, and its always nice to have the official thing. I know they are a bunch of people who could care less for the official app, since there are so many alternatives, but I happen to be one of the people looking forward to the return of the better official app. I still have the YouTube app that Microsoft was forced to take down, and refuse to update it, which would get rid of the download feature :)

Paulo1300 says:

not only does it get rid of the download feature, it turns it back into the old web browser version
at first they got rid of the download, then they just scrapped the whole thing

glassadam says:

My official app isn't the web version and still does everything, including downloads. And I haven't refused any updates from any apps. Maybe they forgot about me..?

I still did not update my youtube app... :D

I still did not update my youtube app... :D

chad08er says:

It's been two months sense Microsoft pulled the YouTube app.Don't think it's coming back anytime soon.

Manny C says:

Wow, this is pretty awesome. Lately I've been seeing numerous comments asking for something ask like this, so great news!

ttsoldier says:

Not sure why I can't have the option to upload 1080P from cellular if i want.
It's my data!

ousooner314 says:

I believe it also has to do with overall bandwidth. Done on a large scale (lots of people uploading large videos, for instance), it will have a noticeable impact on the network.

he_shark says:

Never, the networks would love you to go over your data limit. If people can do this on iPhones and Androids then i don't think the addition of WP is going to knock over any networks.

FearL0rd says:

I tried to create one but the current API doesn't support video. It is in the documentation. I opened a ticket a long time ago

ricbon says:

dammit Nokia #dontbeandroid and release it to all your lumias

davepermen says:

i have unlimited cellular. when will both wp and it's apps finally ALLOW ME TO UPLOAD ANYTHING OVER CELLULAR?! skydrive backup, this app, etc.. fuck this wifi-only. i pay for unlimited uploads, i wanna use them.

HM02 says:

I know right. It's so annoying cus 4G is like 20x faster than my actual internet.

Quanyi Sun says:

Is uploading several giga bytes of data a good idea over 4G? Uploading speed is considerably lower than downloading, e.g., in typical HSPA, though downloading speed could reach several mega bps in real life, uploading speed could vary fron 256kbps to 512kbps, rarely it reaches above mega bps.

Alij382 says:

If this enables the user to select a video from the gallery then I call BS on the so called WP8 OS limitation regarding the APIs. This changes everything.

EliteMikes says:

and they being an OEM can do more anyways

Etios says:

This doesnt change anything, Nokia is an OEM with special access. No third party developer has access to video gallery and that is why no messaging app can send videos from the gallery and you can't password protect your porn with locker apps :)

Chef316 says:

Nokia making another cool app, and people still find something to complain about....

he_shark says:

Well I can Share to Facebook without any limits like this, why should they put them in place for YouTube?

adelregh says:

If trimming and a YouTube share feature added right in the Pro Camera app, the device would be killer and a must-have for YouTubers.

DJCBS says:

There's absolutely no reason whatsoever why this wouldn't be available on the Lumia 920.
I don't believe that Nokia will do "1020 exclusive Apps" as they never do that...but if they did, they'll be pissing off many well as NOT helping people on Android and iOS to switch to iPhone (just look at the top YouTubers...none uses Windows Phone and the lack of things like this on more devices won't help persuade them)

lippidp says:

Zune-like wireless upload to PC would rule. Nokia, can we have this next?

bahamut443 says:

I wonder if Nokia gets sick of trying to make up for the shortcomings of the WP platform - this being one of them. Users have been crying to Microsoft for this feature for a long time. In typical fashion, we're ignored and Nokia is responsible for bringing the bacon.

Really wish I could use this app on my Lumia 928. My phone is a month and a half old and yet I already feel like it's being left out...ugh. :(

DJCBS says:

Well...Nokia's board of directors may not be sick...but some shareholders are getting sick, yeah.
If I were at Nokia I would demand Microsoft to pay me a sh*t ton of money for doing my job and theirs...

ChrisPS3 says:

Didn't you see how Scroogle threatened to sue Msft?

Fiann says:

Not available on the 920? Oh well, screw it. I didn't REALLY want to upload stupid YouTube videos anyways.

Turtle 1972 says:

Thanks Daniel for the info on this application. I was just posting on the forums a couple of nights ago about my frustration in uploading HD videos to YouTube in a decent quality, and so this feature will go a long way to solving that problem (provided they bring it out for the Lumia 920, which I'm pretty sure they will). 

How this works? I thought that Wp8 dont let apps get into the videos pants of the OS

marantaz says:

Why do so many have to nitpick about every little thing they think of. That app should do this, this app should do that... Makes me think everyone on the net is actually an NSA agent ("bunch of whiny little bitches") and whining is a tactic to draw out undesirables.

ChrisPS3 says:

Never use YT, but would like a handy YouPorn uploader. :P

glassadam says:

Keeping it private by default is a very smart move. It'd be cool if you could choose between multiple accounts, too.

Quanyi Sun says:

It is possible to login with another account, just log out from your existing account.

Good on Nokia for continuing to plug the feature holes in WP8; no thanks to Microsoft though, who are doing f*** all up there in Redmond, in regards to their mobile OS.

Not available in my country, where am I; Narnia????
Comment from 1998

Vistaus says:

It would be nice to have this available built-in into Windows Phone. Or at least in the new YouTube app MS is developing.

simpkijd says:

Having troubles here in VA trying to get this on my shiny new 1020.  The App store states "this app is not avialible for your devce"  Coudl it be becausemysim card came straight out of my L920?  I assume ATT and Microsoft can tell the phone is a L1020, correct?  Any ideas?

Bkr11 says:

I'm having same problem and my sim came right out of my 920 as well. Hmmm...

naven87 says:

I'm getting app is no longer published but my sim came from a 900 to the 1020.  If I try through the web interface it indicated 900 not supported so it can tell some difference between phones, so not sure it's just SIM card.

No longer published is not cool.