Part of our QA process is capturing UI bugs on video and embedding these videos in bug reports. Is there a service out there that lets a group share videos in a centralized location (not individual accounts) and privately (not accessible to the public). A private YouTube channel where contributers can upload videos would be exactly what we need - but, alas, no such thing from Google.

  • Doesn't your bug reporting tool allow you to attach files to issues?
    – ChrisF
    Commented Mar 30, 2011 at 11:16
  • Yea, but it's not meant for lots of heavy files. Mainly for screenshots and log files. If we use it as a video sharing solution I'm afraid it would really strain the system (Redmine). Commented Apr 1, 2011 at 9:39

3 Answers 3


Here is my Dropbox (DB) setup proposal :

  • each member of the QA team has its own DB
  • create a DB account "QA-team" linked with your centralized location (eg, a server of your company)
  • create a shared folder involving all QA members + server DB account
  • place screencasts in the shared folder and include a link to the internal server file when writing a bug report

Bonus: have a look at User guide to dropbox shared folder if you're interesting to make a RSS feed of the shared folder changes, or tweet each changes, etc.


I've found the perfect solution. It's called Bloomfire. They have a video capture service that works straight out of the browser, no installation necessary. And then videos are added to an internal knowledge-base type system where team members can view and comment on the videos. I find this to be a fantastic solution for QA video captures of UI bugs, especially for web UI (since capturing works straight out of the browser).

Very slick UI, too. I use the free edition and it's enough. They also have an iPhone app, so I can see video bug reports instantly as they are created. Love it.


You can upload videos to Google Docs & share them privately among a group. Google Docs has a YouTube-like video player.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.