I’ve been doing a lot more video publishing these days, mostly because of my endeavors at Kindle Expert, and while YouTube is great for most of it, I’m beginning to do some in depth training for others and I want to get away from YouTube because of the use restrictions & licensing. I’m finding the world of online video outside YouTube to be a very fragmented and confusing one! Kudos to those of you who’ve figured it out (you must all be mac users).
So, as I did before, since I’m doing all the research anyway, I’m going to post my results here. And I hope that if you have some specific experiences with video (good or bad), you’ll share them with the rest of us via a comment below.
Here’s the services I’ll be evaluating to start (I’ll add more as I discover them):
- Amazon S3 streaming (CloudFront)
- Google Video
- Meta Cafe
- Daily Motion
- Amazon Video on Demand (via CreateSpace.com)
- Sprout Video
- Zipcast (Slideshare.net)
- Jing & Screencast
The criteria I’ll be looking at: Cost, Security (being able to control who can view), Ease of setup & use, types of video formats accepted, and reliability – but not necessarily in that order. My experiences to date outside of YouTube have been less than stellar. I’m hoping I find that the developers have evolved and the cost has come down to make the process of broadcasting more accessible to busy entrepreneurs like me.
As in previous round-ups, this post will be updated periodically when I have something worthy to report.