iCloud has been obviously one of the best offerings that Apple has given it customers. The ability to keep all your files, contacts, meetings, photos, and other stuff is awesome. But there is one little thing missing. As you will be knowing by now if you have been using iCloud for at least a day, there is no way to sync your videos with the iCloud. There is an option to sync photos using the Photo Stream, but there is nothing like that for videos.
This is because the iPhone 4S has an awesome camera which records videos at 1080p, which is full HD. This means that the file size of these videos will be very, very large. Trying to sync such large video files across devices means that you will be transferring gigabytes of data on the 3G wireless network, which not only drains your iPhone 4S of all its battery, but will also prove heavy on the wireless network you are using.
So, Apple did not like to include this in the iCloud package. But unfortunately, the company gave developers the freedom to use the service’s API to suit there needs. And what is the result of that? Well, we got ourselves Video Stream. A developer has been able to use the iCloud API to develop an app which will sync videos to the iCloud same way as the Photo Stream syncs photos.
You get three options to encode your video into quality wise: high, medium, and low. This will vary the file size so that you can easily sync the files. Once you import the required videos into the app, you can just start the sync process and they will be available on the iCloud. Your other devices will then start downloading these files. Awesome, isn’t it?
Video Stream is available for $0.99 as an introductory price, but it is sure to go up pretty soon. So grab a copy of it soon.