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alternatives to youtube

without ads for other videos?

     
10:21 am on Apr 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I want to embed some vids on my site but my boss is having his usual caniption about the fact that ads come up on embedded videos.

Is there another service that just has the video player without all the fuss?

3:05 pm on Apr 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Why not look for another FLV player online? There are a few free ones around and many others that are very reasonably priced. Try a search for FlowPlayer. Or indeed try Flash Den.

You will of course have to encode the video for flash format.

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thanks. Just had a look at flow player. GPL *and* free to use for commercial purposes. The internet is a beautiful thing :)
10:52 pm on July 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

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flowplayer is nice, but it can be a bit of a problem if you don't want your videos to autoplay - google 'flowplayer +autoplay' and see how much discussion there is on this.

You might consider embedding your video from another host...

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3:46 am on July 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Ummmn I think you should search a bit more re embedding Youtube videos, they have fairly flexible options. Look outside Youtube's own guide(s). I am fairly sure, without bothering to look, that you can disable the other video links.

Otherwise FlowPlayer is very nice and I use that for self-hosting. Autoplay - don't know what the issue is there, I use version 2.x and have a number of videos which don't auto-play. It's very customizable and has good interface design plus integration with Google Analytics.

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It is certainly possible to disable the list of other videos that appear after playing. I did it by accident when embedding one of a pair of video clips on a site of mine. I wish I knew what option that I had clicked to do it!
9:57 am on July 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

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You mean &rel=0
meanwhile...
&fs=0 will give you a clean page at the end
&fs=1 gives embed menus
&fs=2 a replay button
&fmt=18 gives the HQ version
&hd=1 gives (you guessed it!) HD

I had posted a link above to a site I'd created that offers side-by-side comparisons of all the major video embedding hosts. But you can still get to see it if you go to - [snip] - Is that ok? It's not a link.

I'd appreciate any feedback. Cheers!

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