IMHO YouTube is great for promotion--getting your stuff seen by lots of random people--but using YouTube as your video host screams 'amateur'.
There are plenty of top quality (even free) Flash video playing widgets available and they are often quite easy to implement. They'll include the same preloaders/buffering, playback controls, etc... that YouTube offers. Try searching for 'flash video player' or something similar.
Msg#: 3443325 posted 5:33 am on Sep 8, 2007 (gmt 0)
Hi First things first! As always! Do you have a hosting service? Some place where you can control all your uploaded data? Ok if so you need to ask yourself if you know to work with Flash which is very simple to use to produce your very own video design. After that you can embed your video in a HTML file and upload video, video skin and HTML file to your server.
If you don't have no flash skills you should use any of the streaming video websites like youtube, metacafe, Google Video,... and so. You should read which one offers you the best free deal. Search about their differences. I'm a regular user of youtube which has the information well organized.
Using youtube it allows you to embed your uploaded movie to your HTML file notice to the Embed field under the movie. To upload it you must convert your movie to MPG 320x240 not more than 100Mb and upload it to your account.
Msg#: 3443325 posted 7:48 am on Sep 13, 2007 (gmt 0)
Youtube is fine if you don't care about quality or being differenciated.
If you have access to Flash it is very simple to encode your own flv files (which is basically what youtube is anyway). In flash, create a new document and then 'import' > 'video' . This will bring up a dialogue which allows you to control the quality and data-rate (etc.). If you hit 'publish' it will produce a page of html with the flash object already embedded in it, and you can also control the output setting to alter how large the published file is. Since this is your demo real, it will also remove the annoying issue of having Youtube watermarks all over your video.
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[edited by: limbo at 8:29 am (utc) on Sep. 13, 2007]