[thelist] Video on own site or via YouTube?

P Chen info at designbychen.com
Thu Aug 23 16:30:50 CDT 2007

Thanks for the responses. Specifically, the goal was to embed the link from
YouTube on a client's page, so visitors still see the video on the client's
site, rather than having to send them links to the actual YouTube page. I
guess I was curious as to whether there might be some advantages to hosting
it on YT in what may possibly be additional exposure on a site like YouTube
w/ their embed option. 


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-----Original Message-----
From: Joel D Canfield [mailto:joel at streamliine.com] 
Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2007 1:38 PM
To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
Subject: Re: [thelist] Video on own site or via YouTube?

> I agree with Dan.  Use both - but use only where applicable.

I agree with Ron about agreeing with Dan, in a qualified manner ;)

I use Google Video because they do the conversion, provide the hosting space
and bandwidth, and track usage stats for me. I embed the videos in
http://Grassies.com/ because that's where folks expect to find them, but if
they find 'em on Google and come to the site, that's fine, too.

A lot depends on how conservative the company culture is; obviously, a music
award site aimed at grassroots musicians can afford a certain informality
which might be inappropriate elsewhere. In most cases I doubt that the mere
existence of the video on YouTube/Google Video is a problem, as long as the
'official' location is embedded in the company website or whatever.


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