A Simple Hack To Make 20-Second Vine Videos

If you don’t know what Vine is yet, I’ll give you the quick background. Vine is a mini-video-taking app that Twitter acquired last October and launched in January. It soon reached the number one spot on the free apps list in the App Store. Vine allows you to take 6-second videos to share with the world. To see some examples, you can go right to the source and check out Jack’s Twitter stream where he frequently posts random Vine videos from his travels.

Just like I think only having 140 characters per tweet is brilliant, I also like the fact that Vine videos can only be 6-seconds long. It makes the whole process a lot more creative. If you haven’t checked out a lot of Vine clips, you will be shocked at how much creativity and hilarious stuff can be jam-packed into only 6-seconds. Now that I’m used to watching Vine videos, suddenly watching a 2-minute video on YouTube seems like a lifetime too long.

If you like living on the edge, and if you are in the mood to break all the rules this weekend, there is a way you can create longer Vine videos. Keep in mind, Vine is on their game, and they will most likely remove them and perhaps ban you (or they might not do anything) – but that will all play into your badboy image, right? So here’s the hack to do it…

You are going to need a jailbroken iPhone, iFile (from Cydia) and hopefully a phone that is not all cracked up like the one in this video (although that’s not a requirement). This hack comes from Animal, and you can click over to read the corresponding post about it. You can also click over to Wonderhowto to read someone’s experience when trying this. Geeks like to break the rules just because they can, and this little hack looks like a lot of fun.

Simple Hack To Make 20-Second Vine Videos


Via: [Wonderhowto]


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    After its done uploading, it disappears and the vine doesnt even show up on my profile

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    Kirby 9 years

    That happens to me too

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    Tim 9 years

    That’s because it has to be no more than 2MB. If it’s over it will disappear. The bet way is to use Iexplorer if you have a Mac and use a vid editing software to compress it and lower the resolution so that it’s under 2MB. It has worked for me plenty of times and although it’s more complicated, you can add effects with the video software.

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    Chris desen 9 years

    I worked for me it stayed on for about a year

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    Barbara 9 years

    It is impossible for a vine to have stayed up / posted for about a year…Vine didn’t even begin until early 2013…

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    Anonymous 9 years

    Can you do this if your iPhone isn’t jail broken

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    REMI 9 years

    There are many people with Samsung Galaxy phone, can you please do one with a Galaxy S3?

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    Jazmin 8 years

    Can you please do it with the ipod touch 5s?

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    Tarra.exe 7 years

    They’ve recently allowed it to be 6mb cause a lot of people are making some cool ass vines you can upload from your camera roll or your computer on throw Chrome.
    also to answer a lot of people, all iPhones are relatively the same and all androids are relatively the same. How so? It’s just a bug update when you think about it. That and it’s also got a better processor on something