Frequently asked questions


Everything you want to know about Vid Octopus

Vid Octopus is a video distribution solution to upload videos to multiple social media platforms and channels in one go. You just need to upload once and let Vid Octopus take care of posting, helping you save your precious internet bandwidth, time, energy and effort. Mass video uploading has never been easier. One platform, One videos Manager to fuel up your social media feeds!

 

It seeks to make life easy for everyone including marketers, advertisers, content creators and brands. Strong features suite integrates most popular social platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion and more. It's also designed and caters the needs of video teams to collaborate without any hassle and efficiently with cloud storages integration like Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.

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Try now the application (Google Play, Amazon App Store, Apple Store) or powerful Web Dashboard.

Vid Octopus is a powerful solution that supports video uploading to multiple social media networks and cloud storages via its Web Dashboard and Application (Google Play, Amazon App Store, Apple Store). Here is a list of supported platforms:

 

Social Networks (Video Upload):
 

Facebook Facebook

YouTube YouTube

Vimeo Vimeo

Twitter Twitter

Dailymotion Dailymotion

Instagram Instagram*

 

 

Cloud Storage Platforms (Video Upload & Download):
 

Dropbox Dropbox

GoogleDrive Google Drive

OneDrive  OneDrive*

 

 

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We have kept things simple and straightforward. There are two pricing plans:

 

Basic Plan is FREE, designed for beginners and starters. 5 video distributions per month to all available platforms, with video size upto 200 MB.

 

Premium Plan is $1.99 per month, designed for professionals or users who wish to upload without limits. Premium plan allows, unlimited video uploads and dsitrubtuions to all available platforms, video trimming, logo addition, watermark and text addtion, with video size upto 1 GB.

 

For complete details on Pricing and Plans please click here. 

Yes, the Premium Plan allows scheduling. You can schedule a video distribution to multiple social media platforms upto 1 week in advance. At the set time, the video will be uploaded to all the chosen social networks and you will be notified on your device.

 

Try your first video distribution for FREE. Download Vid Octopus from Google Play, Apple Store or Amazon App Store.

Yes, for Premium Plan subscribers, Vid Octopus allows video trimming on both the application and Web Dashboard.

 

Web Dashboard Trim

Once the video is uploaded using the Web Dashboard, it can be trimmed using sliders or by specifying manually the start and end times.

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Mobile/Tablet Application Trim

After choosing the video file, you will be redirected to the video trim section. Here you can easily trim the video with the help of the sliders.
 

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Vid Octopus allows two types of video privacy settings:

 

  Public (Default)

By default the video privacy is set to public. This means, as soon as the video is uploaded to your channel on the destination social media platform, it will get published and your viewers will be able to watch the video.

In case of Facebook, if you upload the video on your wall, with the privacy set to public, it will only be viewable to your friends.

 

  Private

If you choose your video to be private, after it is uploaded to desitnation social media platform, it will not published directly. You have to publish the video manually from the each platform separately.

In case of Facebook, if you upload the video on your wall, with the privacy set to private, it will only be viewable to you.

Yes, there are three options to choose from. In all cases, video width and height will remain exactly the same as that of the original video, only video bit rates will be changed.
 

  1. High: This is the default video quality. Please remember the resulting distributed video cannot not be better than the video's quality that you have provided.
     
  2. Medium: This option will reduces the original video quality upto 75%. If your given video file is of a very good quality, then this option is optimum to choose.
     
  3. Low: This option is used to reduce the quality upto 50% of the original video quality.

Yes, you can change or modify the scheduled video distribution until 2 minutes prior to the release.

 

  1. From the Vid Octopus application on your device, go to Menu > Scheduled Videos


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  2. Tap the edit button edit_time_button to modify

     
  3. Here you can choose either Modify scheduled time or Publish now

    vid octopus scheduled videos

 

 

 

You are only allowed to use Vid Octopus from one device at a time. For security reasons, you will be automatically logged out from other devices.

You can schedule one week in advance your video release and distribution.

 

For example: If it's Jan 1, 2017, you can schedule a video post to multiple social media platforms for Jan 8, 2017 at max.

Video upload limit depends on the pricing plan that you have chosen.

 

 

Basic Plan (Free)

 

5 video distributions per month. There is no limit on social networks or cloud storage platforms chosen for each distribution. Video size limit is 200MB per distribution. (One video upload to any number of social or cloud storage platforms is considered one distribution)

 

 

Premium Plan ($1.99/month)
 

Unlimited uploads and distributions are possible with Premium Plan subscription. With this plan, users can avail other premium features like trimming, logo and watermark addition to the video. Video size limit for the subscribed users is 1GB per distribution(One video upload to any number of social or cloud storage platforms is considered one distribution)

Scheduling video distribution from the Web Dashboard is straightforward:

 

  1. Scroll to section  schedule_section SCHEDULE VIDEO DISTRIBUTION
     
  2. Enable the option Set Schedule
     
  3. Pick a date. You can schedule 1 week in future maximum
     
  4. Pick exact time when you wish to release

 

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This is an information message, intimating that this device is also linked to another Vid Octopus user who has subscribed to premium features. To enjoy the premium features, you can login with that specific user to Vid Octopus application.

 

Android (Google Play) Message

Google Play Store ID used in this device is linked to another Premium Vid Octopus user. To use Premium features, login with that specific user to Vid Octopus Application.

 

Android (Amazon App Store) Message

Amazon App Store ID used in this device is linked to another Premium Vid Octopus user. To use Premium features, login with that specific user to Vid Octopus Application.

 

iOS Message

Apple Store ID used in this device is linked to another Premium Vid Octopus user. To use Premium features, login with that specific user to Vid Octopus Application.

 

For more questions, please contact us at care@vidoctopus.com

For security reasons, once you are a premium user, your Vid Octopus user ID and the Store (Google Play, Apple Store, Amazon App Strore) ID are linked. This means, once you subscribe, your Vid Octopus User ID and App Store ID (Google Play, Apple Store, Amazon App Store) should be the same with which the subscription was bought.

 

To use another subscribed user, you should first unsubscribe the first user from that device and only then subscribe with another Vid Octopus ID.

 

Vid Octopus User ID

It is the ID with which you log in to Vid Octopus using Email or Facebook.

 

Store ID

This is the ID with which the device is accessing the stores; Google Play or Apple Store or Amazon App Store.

 

 

For queries and questions, please feel free to contact us at care@vidoctopus.com

Add watermark and logo from the Web Dashboard in few simple steps:

 

  1. Scroll to section watermark_logo_icon ADD WATERMARK / LOGO
     
  2. To Add Logo click Browse
     
  3.  From the dropdown menu, select the Logo Position
     
  4. To Add Watermark, type the text. Max 15 characters are possible

 

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Uploading depends entirely on how good Internet speed is provided by your service provider. Vid Octopus has nothing to do with the slow uploading speeds.

 

You can check your upload speed using www.speedtest.net. For internet related issues please contact your service provider.

Vid Octopus applicatoin can be dowloaded from:

apple app store vid octopusgoogle play vid octopusamazon app store vid octopus

Videos stored in cloud storages (like Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.) can be distributed using Vid Octopus. The video should be set to shareable before it can be distributed.

 

cloud storage video upload

 

Google Drive: Get shareable link

  1. Open the home screen for Google Drive
  2. Navigate to the video file, Click Share or Sharegoogle drive share
  3. At the top right, click Get shareable link.
  4. Copy and paste the link in Vid Octopus

 

Dropbox: Get shareable link

  1. From the Dropbox Desktop app, right-click the video file and hover over More...
  2. Choose Copy Dropbox link
  3. The link will be copied to your clipboard. You can paste it and continue.

OR

  1. From the Dropbox Dashboard
  2. Right-click the video file
  3. Choose Share...
  4. Click Create link
  5. Click Copy link and continue with Vid Octopus

You can easily Add Logo as well as Text Watermark to your video using Vid Octopus. Following video explains how it can be done easily.

 

Vid Octopus supports following video file formats / extensions based on the device and platform:

 
iOS (iPhone & iPad) Application

.mov, .mp4, .3gp, .m4v

 

Android Application

.3gp, .mp4, .m4a, .ts, .mkv, .webm, .mkv

 

Web Dashboard

.3gp, .3gpp, .3gpp2, .avi, .mov, .mp4, .m4v, .mpg, .mkv, .mpeg, .vob, .flv, .m2t, .dv, .wmv, .webm, .m2v