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A handy desktop app for uploading and sharing your videos in a few clicks

December 22, 2021 - Anne-Sophie Poupard

With video files becoming larger and larger, WeTransfer a simple way to transfer them via the internet.

The service evolved and now it requires extra steps to get started (accept terms, select a video, fill the form, create an account, validate the account, and finally send your video).

We've developed a dead simple tool to upload your videos directly into your local folder! As easy as drag and drop!

api.video uploader

How does it work?

  1. Download the app (from GitHub).
  2. When you launch the app for the first time, the Settings window appears. Here, you'll have to enter your api.video API key, and the folder you want to watch:
api.video local uploader
  1. Drag and drop videos to the folder
  2. And that's it! You'll get sharing links to your transcoded videos

The tool is available for Windows and MacOS clients!

How is it built?

The application has been developed using the TypeScript language and the Electron framework. Electron makes the creation of cross-operating system applications possible with only a few lines of code. All the interaction of the app with the api.video API are made through our nodejs api client. The client handles all the parts that could have been boring to deal with by hand, like the authentication or the upload of big files by chunks.

You can use it to automatically to send your Zoom recordings into your local file too! Feel free to test it and give us your feedback on our community forum!

Anne-Sophie Poupard

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