Amazon S3 – A Beginner’s Guide (Part 1)

Hey everyone,

 

Today I’ve started on my Amazon S3 series, which will take up the next couple of blog posts as well.

 

I’ve created a video for you to show you how to set up an Amazon S3 account, and in subsequent posts I will show you how to upload files (videos, audio, images etc) to your S3 account, and then how to use that to embed your media on to specific pages.

 

I will also be using Easy Video Player and Amazon S3 together, so I will show you how to do that as well.

 

But for this blog post, I’ve uploaded my video on to YouTube, and have then embedded it below.

 

How to set up an Amazon S3 account:

 

 

As always, if you have any comments I would love for you to leave them below, and if you have any questions about this then please add them into your comments and I will do my best to answer them.

 

Until next time…stay safe & drink tea!!

 

Nikki

 




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22 replies
  1. Dawn Kay
    Dawn Kay says:

    Hi Nikki

    Fab video and one that will help a lot of people because you don’t often see videos on Amazon s3…

    I have an account with videos on it but someone else did it for me, because I couldn’t understand all the bucket thingys (why do they call them that)so I will be watching along and learning something else new.

    Well done misses

    Dawn

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    Nikki Reply:

    Hey Dawn,

    As with most of my videos and blog posts, I find something confusing so then I have to go out and see what it’s all about! Amazon S3 is one of those things….so I’m learning all of this myself but then thought it’s only right to share what I’ve learned!

    Oh I know, I have absolutely no idea why they are called ‘buckets’, seems daft to me! No doubt that’ll get covered in my next video (or will at least have me moaning about the fact they’re called buckets!).

    Catch up with you soon!

    Nikki

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  2. Julie
    Julie says:

    Hi Nikki,

    Great Video. You really do have a ‘posh voice’ don’t you. After your sign off, I had the feeling I should be landing somewhere – ‘thank you for flying Nikki airlines, do enjoy your stay and we’ll see you on the next flight’.

    I never even knew what Amazon S3 was – there you go, now I do. You’re becoming quiet an expert on the video making as well, nice job.

    Take Care
    Julie
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    Nikki Reply:

    Hey Julie,

    That made me laugh! “Welcome to Nikki Airlines…” maybe I’ll put that in my next video!

    I had heard & seen that Amazon S3 was widely used and I wanted to know more about it, so I’ve been off exploring! If it helps someone else then it’s all worth it, so I thought I’d create this series to explain it all.

    Catch up with you soon (on Nikki Airlines!),

    Nikki

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  3. Barry Wells
    Barry Wells says:

    Hi Nikki, my Productive Purple Princess

    Excellent video, love the intro and exit 😉 the content wasn’t bad either ha ha 😆

    I set up my account a few days ago for the very reason you stated, looking proffesional and keeping it away from the public (my next video 😉 )

    I set my account up and when I clicked the confirmation email i was also a bit lost on the next page. I was in a lot of pain when i done it so I came away and thought I’ll go back to it when the pain eases…. if it eases 🙁

    I’m really pleased you made this video Nikki as I did think that i had made a mistake and selected the wrong type of account. The AWS kind of threw me out a bit and being in agony it’s kinda hard to concentrate long enough to get anything done 🙁 but you’ve just shown me that i was correct yipppppeeeee 🙂

    I also keep a copy of every video I make and place them on my external HD just in case. Like you said if YT decides to close our accounts we would be stuffed and look rather stupid to our audience.

    I’m really looking forward to the next video and truth be told I hope you’ve done it before I’ve done mine as it’ll make it so much easier for me, is that cheeky? I just hope the pain eases long enough for me to create the video, I’ve got it sorted in my head but now need to get it on Camtasia as well 🙂

    Catch up soon my F F F Friend.

    Take care,
    Barry
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    Nikki Reply:

    Hey Barry,

    Yep, you noticed I’ve got myself a brand new video intro then – I’m really pleased with it, and think it adds a certain something to my videos (more purpleness, of course!!).

    I was learning as I was going along when doing that video, but that was the only way I could show the actual set up of the account. Luckily I have an expert on hand (my boyfriend) who uses this stuff all the time so I’ll just pick his brains if I get stuck!

    I’m hoping to get my next video done over the weekend (time permitting) so I may well get to it before you…and no, that’s not cheeky, it’s very sensible! Although whether anyone can follow the random ramblings of my videos is a different matter entirely!

    Catch up with you on the webinar later,

    Nikki

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    Barry Wells
    Twitter: barry_wells
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    I don’t have any problem following you at all Nikki, although i do have to put on my posh ears to understand the wording sometimes ha ha.

    Catch up soon my Fabulous Fear Fighting Friend 😉

    Barry
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    Nikki Reply:

    Hey Barry,

    Thanks for all your help today 🙂

    Maybe I should start my videos off with a clip of Audrey Hepburn saying “the rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain” just to help to tune people’s hearing in! Ha ha!

    Wigs? Posh ears? I’m quite sure there’s something you’re not telling us Barry…are you Marilyn Monroe reincarnated?!

    Catch up with you soon…(and now you get to see if my reply notification thing is working!).

    Nikki 🙂

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  4. Girlincloud
    Girlincloud says:

    Hi Nikki,

    Thanks for sharing your experience!

    I always enjoy learning how other people employ Amazon S3 and CloudFront. You can also check out CloudBerry Explorer freeware that helps to manage S3 and CloudFront. http://cloudberrylab.com/

    Girlincloud,
    CloudBerry Lab team

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    Nikki Reply:

    Hey Girlincloud,

    Thanks for commenting, I’m glad you enjoyed my video. There’ll be more to follow!

    Also, thanks for the email you sent me, it was much appreciated.

    Speak soon,

    Nikki

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  5. Chris Griffiths
    Chris Griffiths says:

    Hey Sweetie

    I use CloudBerry all the time so I can show you how to use it tomorrow and you can do a video on it because it is a really cool tool to use and alot faster to upload to S3 than conventional methods 🙂

    Chris
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    Nikki Reply:

    Hey sweet,

    Yep, I shall pick your brains and take all the credit! 🙂 Ha ha – no, not really, I always give credit where it’s due.

    I know you’d mentioned Cloudberry to me before so I’ll definitely be exploring it. For those of you reading this, yes, if I learn anything useful then I’ll share it of course!

    Your Purple Posh Girlfriend

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  6. Nigel Yip
    Nigel Yip says:

    Hi Nikki

    Well done again on creating a fantastic video tutorial on Amazon S3, I previously registered with amazon S3 before but got so totally confused that I decided to close my account straight away. Your video will certainly help me greatly, thanks again

    Catch up soon on LWS FB

    Nigel

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    Nikki Reply:

    Hey Nigel,

    I’m glad it helped, I’m looking forward to learning more about Amazon S3 so that I can share it with everyone as part of my series!

    You were great on the webinar by the way, and I’m looking forward to your new report / product coming out – make sure you let us all know when it’s live!

    Speak to you soon,

    Nikki

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  7. Ian Ieba
    Ian Ieba says:

    Hi Nikki,

    Firstly, my apologies I thought I had already commented on this post already imagine my suprise when I discovered I hadn’t! ;)(My bad!)

    What an excellent video Nikki I really liked the intro and exit screens, well done. Thanks for sharing and creating a great video tutorial for Amazon S3.

    I now have my Amazon S3 account open and found the your video very helpful, already looking forward to the next video Nikki…

    Take care, catch up soon

    Ian
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    Nikki Reply:

    Hey Ian,

    How rude of you to have not commented previously! Ha ha! Hey. we’re all busy, I often find I’ve read a post & thought “ooh I’ll comment in a min” and then something else demands my attention and then I forget all about it.

    I’m glad that you found this tutorial useful; I’ve since uploaded Part 2 of my Beginner’s Guide to Amazon S3 so make sure you check that out!

    Speak soon,

    Nikki

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  8. Dee Ann Rice
    Dee Ann Rice says:

    Nikki,

    Great video on Amazon S3 videos.

    I never really knew anything about Amazon S3 videos or why you would want to use them verses any other video format.

    I am going to go and sign up for an account now. This is great.

    I am also going to go and listen to your next video on Amazon S3 videos.

    Thanks for a great tutorial.

    ~Dee Ann Rice
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    Nikki Reply:

    Hey Dee Ann,

    It was only when I heard of people getting shut down on YouTube and not being able to get their videos back that I realised that a different solution was needed!

    That, and of course on YouTube it’s public so anyone can view it – great for most things, but not for a paid product.

    So for me, having an online storage system such as Amazon S3 will prove vital.

    Thanks for letting me know that you found this useful, it’s always nice to have positive feedback!

    Speak soon,

    Nikki

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    Dee Ann Rice
    Twitter: deeannrice
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    Nikki,

    Ok, I am back and have successfully followed all of your instructions. I have set up my Amazon account.

    Now I am off to part 2.

    These are great tutorials Nikki. I would have no idea how to do this stuff and would have spent all kinds of time researching it if I did not have your videos to follow.

    I love following videos.

    Thank you so much for doing these.

    Dee Ann

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  9. Sergio Felix
    Sergio Felix says:

    Hey Nikki,

    Just wanted to thank you for showing us the process of setting up an account on Amazon S3.

    Are you paying a lot or just a bit for your videos?

    I’ve heard that their services are super cheap.

    Anyway, thanks in advance, and I’ll check your other video! 😉

    Sergio
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    Nikki Reply:

    Hey Sergio,

    At the moment I’m not paying anything for my videos on Amazon S3, and in fact they have an offer for new accounts as you’ll have seen in the video above.

    I’m glad you found this video useful, thanks for your feedback.

    Speak soon,

    Nikki

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