WEB Hosting a video for a business? Best service?

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  1. Insert Tokens

    Insert Tokens Making Cancer My Bitch OT Supporter

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    Hai guys..

    What's the best way to host a video that you want to stream on a business website?

    It's a serious bidness, so preferably with as little watermarking/etc as possible..

    Youtube? Vimeo? Or just host it ourselves and cop the bandwidth hit..
     
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    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    if it is a business and you want it to be serious, then host it yourself

    how much traffic does the site get?
     
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    Just host it yourself. If you don't have enough bandwidth to cover one video being downloaded. Well, fuck. Time to upgrade.
     
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    I would say YouTube. It's become somewhat of a video hosting "standard" online, is familiar, and usually has a positive impact with it's users via commentary. Many people these days wouldn't consider it "unprofessional" to use YouTube due to the watermarking because of it. Not to mention, you save costs on bandwidth.
     
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    Good points. Although I'm not really a fan of the lack of styling you have control over after you embed their videos. :o
     
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    Insert Tokens Making Cancer My Bitch OT Supporter

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    Thanks Kingtoad..

    And yeah guys this isn't about us not having the capabilities to host it ourselves, we definitely do.. it's about saving the bandwidth hit if we can.
     
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    I wish youtube had like a pro option, where you could pay to remove watermarking and not have like suggested views at the end or something
     
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    Would be so perfect. I don't mind the Youtube branding in the corner, it's more the rating widget at the top and the related videos prompts at the end.
     
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    Is your site huge or something?
     
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    just wondering, how hard would it be to host and embed your own flv videos?
     
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    it's not bad
     
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    how many visitors a day do you get and how many will be watching the videos?

    i have an embedded video on a joke site and that is all that is on the site, and it is not too bad on bandwidth
     
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    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    I guess, but I am still used to seeing major sites host the videos themselves, I am guilty of doing it on one of my sites, but I think if I redesign the site I will host it myself, I will still keep the videos on youtube to get visiters to my site, but in my opinion a business wanting to be taken seriously having an embedded youtube video on their site screams out amateurish, but that is how I feel, not sure how the average user will feel
     
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    Site is big. State gov't big.

    The video is a 45 minute video being released to the public about a major project, and advertised in papers.. so will get watched by a lot of people.

    In saying that, this isn't anything where having another company branding on it matters. We're being forced to display this video for beuracratic reasons, so we're not that fussed about HOW we show it :p
     
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    Of course you will see major sites host videos themselves, but at the same time, I can easily pull a ton of professional/recognizable brands from the web that utilize YouTube on their site or blog. Many people have the view of a business not being taken "seriously" when using YouTube videos. But like I said, YouTube has become somewhat of a standard and recognizable brand in the video hosting industry, and since it is the end user who set that recognition, I believe the majority of them will still hold your site/blog to the utmost professionalism your site will offer.
     
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    Use viddler

    viddler.com

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    i see people using as youtube as a way to promote and advertise, not hosting the site for their business only
     
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    That's because you're coming from the marketing end of things. The thing is, it's a scalable video hosting service. You may view it as a way to promote and advertise because that's what a lot of people do. But people use it for a lot of different reasons.

    I use YouTube on my professional blogs in my industry.
     
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    we will have to agree to disagree
     
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    Wouldn't you have to put that on YouTube in 10 minute segments?
     
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    I've seen youtube vids uploaded like 2 months ago that will go for like 47 minutes. And there must be a way to upload vids and not have recommended stuff at the end.... LENOVO uses youtube on their site!!! Lenovo is a pretty fucking huge company....

    http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/...l/US/Landing_pages/ThinkServer/08/Introducing

    at the end of the video the only option it gives is replay, unfortunately the beginning does have the rating stars though <.<'
     

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