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Question on feasibility from novice

   
4:31 pm on Mar 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I'm new to posting videos on websites. Is it feasible to post a 15 minute video on a web page for visitors to view? The visitors will most likely be general public types, mainly older citizens. May not have the newest technology on their desktops. Thanks for any advice!
4:51 pm on Mar 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

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S_Wagner,

Most people post their videos to youtube or a similar service and then embed the code that the service provides on their web page.

It's free, the service worries about bandwidth and your viewers would just have to have a recent browser to view the files.

5:25 pm on Mar 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

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YouTube has a 10 minute video limit, so I don't think that's an option. Thanks for your note!
6:12 pm on Mar 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

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How about ustream . tv
8:56 pm on Mar 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Actually, there are ways to get around that limit.

[youtube.com...]

3:12 pm on Mar 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

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thanks for the ideas.

ustream looks to be just for live video. i have a pre-recorded 15 minute video that i'm looking to post on the web.

the youtube partner program tells me that they only accept applications from sources that have a pre-existing audience base. i don't have an audience (yet). my future audience will only be a couple hundred viewers, at most.

any other ideas would be appreciated, thanks!

3:17 pm on Mar 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

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There are plenty of video hosting options that will work if you are willing to pay. Sorry, can't really mention any specifics, but just do a few searches and see if you can find something that works for you.
7:45 am on Mar 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

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It's certainly feasible especially if you're on one of these cheap hosting packages offering ridiculous amounts of bandwidth knowing the customer will never even come close to using it.

There is no blanket answer though. It depends on the bandwidth you have available, what kind of quality you want to provide and how much traffic you expect to generate.

12:57 pm on Mar 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

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You can use encoding software like Handbrake to encode your video to MP4/H.264, then upload it to your web host and use a free player like JW Player (http://www.longtailvideo.com/) or Flowplayer (http://flowplayer.org/) to embed it on your site.
2:10 am on Mar 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

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"older citizens. May not have the newest technology on their desktops."

If you have Flash you could make a flash video and utilize "http streaming". It's simple, and to my knowledge, works in every browser. (correct me if I'm wrong).

5:00 am on Mar 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for all the ideas. I will check them out.
11:22 pm on Mar 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Actually, there are ways to get around that limit.

[youtube.com...]

you have to be accepted into the program after you build a following; it will take some time for a dedicated vlogger to do.

you may want to try viddler if you want more than a 10 minute limit. you could also record the video you film on ustream.

 

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