Share your video with more people more easily
on your personalized video hosting site.
We'd like to help you publish and broadcast your own videos without having to hire a guru. Check out how simple it is, and sign up to get started.
Here at Vive.ly, you own your own video sharing site. Your own URL, and your own video folders, to organize and show the way you want. Vive.ly is the easiest way to add a video section to your web site. Just link from your web site here. Put a logo here, and point the logo and the Home link back to your main site. To add a video, just drop it in the Vive.ly folder on your computer and it shows up here, automatically encoded into the best video quality for the web.
Vive.ly is the anti-YouTube. Sometimes you don't want to toss your video into a crowded room in the middle of a lot of noise. Social video sites like YouTube, Daily Motion, or Vimeo, are perfect for "mixing it up". But there are downsides to the mixer. If your video is about ice skating, people who came to look at your video are shown hundreds of other ice skating clips, taking them away from your clips off into the rest of the social video site. If your video is about a product, visitors will be offered more videos about competitor products, or worse, competitors may advertise on your own clip. If your video is about politics or religion, people will have lots to comment, and most of it may not be things you want your community to read.
Realtors, small business owners, family members, wedding videographers, even large corporations, tell us Vive.ly is a much better choice for the way they want to share video with customers, fans, friends, or family. At Vive.ly, you decide what people see.
To watch your Vively videos on your TV, the easiest way is to make sure you're using a modern DVR or set top box that can subscribe to a "video feed" link. Sometimes these are called "video podcast" or "vodcast" or "RSS" feeds. TiVo can do it, so can most popular media center software like XBMC or Boxee. Just add the feed for the Vively video folder you want to have show up on your DVR, and watch new videos when they're posted.
You can watch your Vively videos on your iPhone or iPod Touch just by visiting the site and browsing to the video.
Yes, absolutely. In fact, we recommend it.
We think Vively is the perfect video hosting site for companies with commercial videos that don't want their videos to be mixed in with the babble of a social or user generated content video site.
First, check out the rest of the help sections here to see if there's an explanation. We want posting video on Vively to be so easy you don't have to think about it, but we've got some good examples posted of how to set up your Vive.ly network drive, backup your videos to it, and see those videos on your site.
But sometimes we're guilty of thinking like programmers, so maybe we missed explaining a step, or maybe something's just plain broken. In that case, email us at help (at) vive.ly to open a support ticket, and one of our streaming video gurus will help you out.
Have a suggestion for us that isn't a bug? Use the Feedback button at the left to let us know.
We also have the right to cancel the account of anyone who may infringe the copyrights or intellectual property rights of others. If we cancel your account, you'll lose anything you've posted, so don't post video that isn't yours.
We love YouTube. (Although, to be honest, we love Flickr and Vimeo more!) But social media sites aren't right for everyone.
Any group of people that wants to share video and keep some control over how it looks and what's shown along with it will find they can do that more easily here at Vive.ly than at a site set up for commenting on and promoting other people's videos.
Families, schools, small businesses, churches, all find they'd rather just drag and drop their videos into a folder on their computer and have Vive.ly automatically build a clean and beautiful video site for them.
You see that green "Sign Up" link at the top of this page? That links to a one page sign up form where you can choose your custom Vive.ly domain name and choose how many minutes of video you want to backup and share.
The "Upload and Process" minutes are a one-time charge to upload and store your original HD videos, and have us convert your original video into Flash, Silverlight, and the HTML5 video formats H.264, Ogg, and WebM, in both SD and HD formats. Don't worry about the tech lingo, the idea is you just backup your originals, and we do all the heavy lifting to make your video work on Windows, Mac, iPhones, iPads, Android, Blackberry, TiVo, and more.
The "Watching" minutes are for people to look at your video. It's a lot cheaper to share video this way than to mail them a disc. In fact, it's cheaper than sending them a postcard, so start sharing!
Btw, there's no monthly charge. Once you backup a video, we'll keep it for you. Your paid minutes don't expire either.
You may use a console command to do that mapping. Press “Start” button and choose “Run…”. Type in “cmd” and press “Enter” – that will open a command prompt. In command line, type
net use * http://mydrive.vive.ly/your_subdomain_at_vively/
Make sure you have “WebClient” system service running and have Network Discovery ON at Control Panel -> Network and Sharing Center before executing command above.
If you've used a different Vive.ly account before, and are trying to connect to a new Vively mydrive, your Mac could be still trying to use the old account's password. This can happen if you "Remember this password in my keychain" while entering your login and password.
To fix it, open "Keychain Access" in Applications/Utilities, and find "login" keychain and a category "Passwords". Then in the list of stored keychains, find mydrive.vive.ly for the old account and delete it. (Just search for "vively" in the Keychain Access search box.) After deleting it, you can connect your new account to the Vive.ly network drive. If you have several accounts, we recommend Panic Transmit to manage all your drives at once.
If you're comfortable with Keychain Access, you can workaround this bug by connecting to your first folder, then using Keychain Access to rename the Keychain URL domain name so the entry doesn't match, then connecting to your second account, and finally editing the original URL domain name to match again. After this, both accounts should work.
You can also report this bug to Apple.
Windows Movie Maker project files (*.mswmm, *.wlmp) are not videos, just a list of scenes. To get a video file (WMV) as an output, please select "Sharing" or "Save movie", then specify the profile you need (there you should specify the size of the video you want to save and other parameters). Finally, this WMV video file can be uploaded to Vive.ly.