What to do with the videos on your phone

Monday, 19 March, 2018

It’s time to get the videos off your phone and put them to good use. Here are a few of ways to backup phone videos and ensure that they live on forever:

Transfer videos from your phone to a DVD.

Backup phone videos to a DVD

Back in the good old days, families would gather around the television, pop in a VHS tape, and watch family home videos together.

Over time, you’d think the viewing experience would improve. But it hasn’t. In fact, it’s gotten worse. Because most people record videos on their phone, families have to squint at a tiny screen in order to enjoy their favorite family memories.

VIDEOS AND FAMILIES DESERVE BETTER THAN THAT.

Thanks to Yours.co, you can still watch your family home videos on the big screen. We take the videos on your phone and turn them into beautifully edited DVDs – complete with transitions and music. Click here to learn more.

 

Back your videos up. 

Backup phone videos to a hard drive

Videos take up a lot of space. Clear up room on your phone by backing them up to a new location.

If you want access to your videos from any device, we recommend you use cloud storage. The most popular cloud drive services include AmazonDropBox and Box. Plans typically cost anywhere from $5 – $100 per year (depending on what you need).

If you don’t want to pay for a subscription, and you don’t need unlimited access, then we recommend backing up your files to an external hard drive. Although they are not the most reliable form of backup, external hard drives are great short-term solution for storing your videos.

Post your videos on social media.

Backup phone videos to social media

Why not share your memories with your family and friends?

If you want to get the videos off your phone and in a place where everyone can easily enjoy them, social media is the perfect solution. Facebook, YouTube, and Vimeo are all excellent sites for video uploading and sharing.

Before your post any videos of your children online, make sure you understand who is going to be able to view your videos. If you are worried about strangers viewing footage of your kids, make sure to set your videos to private.

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How to download Instagram photos and videos on to your phone

Tuesday, 13 March, 2018

No more poorly cropped screenshots – learn to download Instagram photos and videos the right way!

Whether you want copies of your old photos, or you want to start saving your stories once you’ve created them, here are just a few ways you can save your favorite memories straight to your camera roll:

Automatically save original photos from Instagram to your camera roll.

  1. Go to your profile and tap on the gear icon next to “Edit Profile” button.
  2. Scroll down and turn the “Save Original Photos” feature on.

Automatically save Instagram stories to your phone.

  1. Go to your profile and tap on the gear icon next to “Edit Profile” button.
  2. Scroll down and tap on “Story Settings.”
  3. Under the “Saving” section, turn the “Save to Camera Roll” feature on.

Automatically download Instagram photos and stories

Manually save Instagram stories to your phone.

  1. Go to your profile and tap on the +.
  2. Create your story.
  3. Once you’ve finished, tap the “Save” button.

Manually Download Instagram Photos Stories

Use a website to download all of your photos and videos from Instagram.

There are a variety of Instagram image downloader tools and apps to chose from. Here are just a few:

They essentially all work the same way: enter an Instagram URL or username, click on “download,” and the tool will download all of your photo and videos from Instagram for you.

Instagram Photo Download Tool

Download Instagram photos from the source code.  

This option is a bit more complicated, but it’s another great way to get a high-resolution copy of other people’s photos.

  1. On a desktop computer, open up Instagram on Google Chrome.
  2. Login and locate the image you would like to save.
  3. Click on the image to enlarge it.
  4. Right click on the image and select “View Page Source.”
  5. Search the page for “.jpeg”.
  6. Copy the image URL.
  7. Open up URL on a new tab.
  8. Right click on the image and select “Save As.”
  9. Save the image to your desktop.

Download Instagram photo from source code

Use your downloaded photos and videos to create a beautifully edited DVD.

Yours.co uses Movie Magic to transform the media on your phone into a stunning home video – complete with transition and music. Click here to learn more about our service.

5 ways to make St. Patrick’s Day magical for your kids

Monday, 12 March, 2018

It’s time bust out the green clothes and shamrocks – St. Patrick’s Day is this week! Here are a few fun activities you can do with your kids to help make the day a little more magical:

  1. Lucky Rainbow Necklace

This simple (but yummy) activity is perfect for toddlers with little hands. It’s also a great way to teach colors.

Stop by the Armelle blog for instructions. 

  1. St. Patrick’s Day Lunchbox Jokes

These fun, little printables from the Artsy Fartsy Momma would make a great addition to any lunch box.

Click here to download.

  1. Pot O’ Gold Cake

Yes, that is actually a cake. And yes, it is possible to make it without being a professional.

Check out Ashlee Prisbee’s how-to instructions here.

  1. St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

If you really want to go all out, turn your dinner into a sea of green.

Click here for more instructions.

  1. Rainbow Cupcakes

These Rainbow Cupcakes from Dessert Now Dinner later are both delightfully colorful and deliciously tasty.

Click here for the recipe and instructions.

Make sure to save all of your St. Patrick’s Day memories using Yours.co. We take the videos on your phone and turn them into a beautifully edited DVD. Click here to learn more.