It is instructive to think about hosting videos yourself. So go to YouTube first then go to the traffic sharing websites like TubeMogul, Traffic Geyser review and then, when you are prepared to do it yourself, you need to use Amazon S3. Amazon S3 is a good place to start if you're going to be streaming your own material outside of Viddler and Vimeo.
It is instructive to think about hosting videos yourself. So go to YouTube first then go to the traffic sharing websites like TubeMogul, Traffic Geyser review and then, when you are prepared to do it yourself, you need to use Amazon S3. Amazon S3 is a good place to start if you’re going to be streaming your own material outside of Viddler and Vimeo.
There is the option for using, they’ve got a Cloud front service. It’s an additional service you pay a little bit more for but Amazon has servers throughout the world. When someone actually goes to stream one of your videos, Amazon recognizes where that user is and will stream them from the data center closest to them. So it basically means they’ll get better quality streaming back. This is worth considering because a higher quality video will make you far more attractive to your viewers and eventual buyers.
You can also have a look at a service we use, eZs3.com which just makes working with Amazon S3 a breeze. You upload it in there, it’s very easy to create video plays. You can customize plays, all click button work and they’ve got templates.
You can also have a look at WordPress Optimize Press review. We mainly use Amazon S3 or eZs3 to embed it but you can also look at embedding them if you’re going to go into WordPress using FLV Embed which is a plug in which you can install which will enable you to easily embed video WordPress blog. It also creates video site maps as well.
Another resource is Wistia which is really good. You upload it into Wistia and it actually gives you logical info also. It will tell you when your folks are dropping off out of your video and that kind of thing. It’s truly amazing. You upload it to Wistia and it has its own embedded code and you can put it onto anything you want. They have a seven day trial, but there is a charge. If you go on to Mixage, that is what they use.
The other thing you can look at Flowplayer, is a great free thing, they have got a professional version too , but there’s a great video player you can do too.
Ultimately I would like to add something about using video PDFs. This is a cool tiny strategy that I use to try to make my PDFs stick out. If you go to MelbourneSEOservices, opt in for the SEO services Australia manifesto. Go forward and download that. You’ll see I’m in possession of a report that has screen shots of videos throughout it. So I am not putting the video, all I’m doing is taking screen shots, they click on it and then it links through to the video. So it just brings your PDF reports a little bit more to life. That is yet another little thing we do and you can use video and e-mail. It’s doubtless something if you do for hosting videos now, you simply embed the image and make it clickable.