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Old December 17th, 2008, 04:36 PM   #1
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Brightcove now charging

Anybody else gonna feel the hurt now that Brightcove is about to start charging $6,000/year for its basic plan?

My main website uses their player. D'oh!

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Old December 17th, 2008, 06:49 PM   #2
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Am I missing something? All they do is put your videos online?
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Old December 17th, 2008, 07:35 PM   #3
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I just checked their website out. if you have a CMS built into your website you can do everything yourself and i bet i wont cost $6,000
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Old December 18th, 2008, 01:22 AM   #4
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I just checked their website out. if you have a CMS built into your website you can do everything yourself and i bet i wont cost $6,000
I run a hosting company as well as doing videography and I charge $50 / month for an account that would satisfy almost any videography business here. I license a much cheaper proprietary flash player for my customers along with managing a customized CMS install for their site content, managed email lists, etc. I woudl wager that only the few people running all flash sites or incredibly busy sites like Chris Hurd here DVInfo or VASST have such specialized needs that serious server or custom software are required.
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Old December 18th, 2008, 05:39 AM   #5
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http://www.bitsontherun.com is an alternative that offers the same kind of control and API access as brightcove but at a cheaper rate. Indeed a lot of people can get away with cheaper single server/shared server hosting but if you do have serious traffic or if you are charging for the content/hosting you need to have minimal down time and quality bandwidth. Which is what the CDNs are for.
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Old December 19th, 2008, 10:25 AM   #6
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Hassle free video hosting- Bits on the Run Beta is an alternative that offers the same kind of control and API access as brightcove but at a cheaper rate. Indeed a lot of people can get away with cheaper single server/shared server hosting but if you do have serious traffic or if you are charging for the content/hosting you need to have minimal down time and quality bandwidth. Which is what the CDNs are for.
i completely agree. I'm no CDN. I worked on the corporate site for Limelight networks a while back, so I'm slightly familiar with what a real CDN does for its clients.
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Old December 19th, 2008, 04:35 PM   #7
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Indeed. I was agreeing with your previous post :) I wouldn't mind getting a tour of Limelight. I have seen a number of their videos that over view their technology and it seems very cool. (To a tech guy like me.)
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