[thelist] YouTube type videos

Kevin Timmins kipper_timmins at live.co.uk
Wed Jul 21 16:13:01 CDT 2010

Yeah I tend to agree here,
In an age of increasing Open Source, what's the point of re-inventing the 
YouTube does provide a very stripped down player to embed and as has been 
stated, it eases bandwidth on the site.
Possibly the question to ask is, how professional is it to include a video 
at all, but then i don't think its that unprofessional.


> On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 12:30 PM, Fred Jones <fredthejonester at gmail.com> 
> wrote:
>>> Be it YouTube or some other service, what is the general consensus of
>>> embeding YouTube videos on the home page of a supposedly quality-styled
>>> website? I tend to resist, but commonly get harrassed into making it 
>>> happen.
>>>  Placing them and similar in blog entries is fine by me, but I'm not
>>> enthused about the home page. -Bob
>> What's the difference? We did a site where the owner wanted that, so
>> we did it. I don't see why not.
> Agree. Not only do you get YouTube to host your video and provide the
> bandwidth, but you also get to leverage their social features that can
> provide an additional source of traffic that finds your video content.
> If it's a public video, I say: why not use YouTube
> (Of course, keep a copy of the source video and produced video
> somewhere safe internally. And if you're really paranoid about relying
> on YouTube being available, then provide a "Can't see the above video?
> Click here" link that takes them to a locally hosted version.)

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