pageoneresults - 12:59 pm on Nov 26, 2010 (gmt 0)
We stream over 1,000+ hours of video regularly. We tried the cheap route at first, it didn't work, too much demand and not enough support. We now work with a third party provider who specializes in video hosting. They have the media servers, the storage units, etc. And no, it is not cheap.
We also use YouTube quite a bit for the shorter videos. In fact, all of them that are within YouTube specifications get posted to YouTube.
Did someone say that showing YouTube videos on your site is unprofessional? Oh come on, get real. What's unprofessional about it?