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Old November 7th, 2014, 09:27 PM   #1
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Alternative sites to vimeo and youtube?

Any GOOD alternative video streaming sites to youtube and vimeo?

At the very least it should have the ability to password protect/private your upload.

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Old November 8th, 2014, 10:35 AM   #2
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Re: Alternative sites to vimeo and youtube?

A $60/yr Vimeo Plus account will get you very easy password protection; I use it all the time.

A slightly harder alternative for those who are web savvy is to create a privately hosted wordpress site that has user/password protection. That would also take about $60/yr for cheapest web hosting (?), as well as the time to build it. Much longer if one has to develop the wordpress skills first.

For those with more advanced web skills, Amazon Web Services and S3 storage are so inexpensive as to be almost free. But there's a lot of building your own without much support.

AFAIK there isn't a free hosting site that offers password protection.
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Old November 8th, 2014, 12:41 PM   #3
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Re: Alternative sites to vimeo and youtube?

What's wrong with Vimeo? For youtube I can understand if you don't want that as Google can use your footage without your approval once you place it on youtube but at least on vimeo you stay the only owner.
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Old November 9th, 2014, 04:47 AM   #4
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What's wrong with YouTube it has password.
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Old November 9th, 2014, 08:37 AM   #5
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Re: Alternative sites to vimeo and youtube?

Wistia.
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Old November 14th, 2014, 02:59 PM   #6
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Re: Alternative sites to vimeo and youtube?

Wistia is OK but it doesn't allow for defaulting to HD, it "detects" your internet signal and predetermines if it should play HD or not .. for me, it almost always plays SD although it could easily play HD.
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Old November 14th, 2014, 04:33 PM   #7
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Re: Alternative sites to vimeo and youtube?

Satisfied Vimeo Pro customer here. Well worth the $60/yr. in my opinion.
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Old November 19th, 2014, 07:05 PM   #8
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Re: Alternative sites to vimeo and youtube?

I've experienced both the following issues with youtube:

To make a video private you have to put in the client's email address and it must be a gmail address. This won't work for people without gmail.

They now have some image copywrite protection, so regardless of the song, if you are using video content that belongs to major networks/film studios it won't allow it. Normally this won't matter but I was putting together a reel that featured shots from shows worked on and it is blocked.

I love Vimeo but read Vimeo will be adopting this too, so looking for alternatives.
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