We automatically create a video for all of our active listing properties that contain at least 5 photos, 5 days after the property comes through to us from the MLS. This video is posted to YouTube and an email similar to the sample below is sent out notifying you that the video is complete and that it has been posted. The email also contains links to download a branded and unbranded version of the actual video file (highlighted in red in the sample below) and a link to view the video on YouTube (highlighted in blue in the sample below).
Instructions for downloading these video files are listed below the sample email.
To use the video files that are sent to you through the auto YouTube video system, you will first need a video player that is capable of playing .avi video files. Divx is a free player that’s available online. Just go to http://www.divx.com/ to download and install the player.
Once the player is installed, choose the branded or unbranded link to the video file from the email that you receive by clicking on it if it appears as a clickable link or by copying and pasting it into your browser window and choosing enter on your keyboard. You will be prompted to decide where you would like the file to be saved. Save it to your Desktop or to any other easily accessible folder on your computer.
When the download is complete, you should be able to play the video by double clicking on it and the Divx player should display the video without a problem.
With the file now available on your computer, you can upload it to your own personal YouTube page by following the instructions in the Uploading Videos To YouTube tutorial. You can attach a link to the video on YouTube to your listings as the virtual tour and you may also upload these video files directly to your listings on Realtor.com if you are a Showcase Listings member.