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It's certainly a plus, but I want to take the time to make sure their servers are reliable, they won't serve intrusive ads on our videos, their policies are reasonable, and their customer service is good before making the switch.

I don't want to make the same mistake with video hosts that I made with message board providers back in 2004. The first one was so bad, I just knew anyone had to be better than them, and I chose what seemed to be the 2nd most popular at the time. Although the 2nd one was a step up from the 1st one, it would have been a lot better if I had found Runboard back then instead of 17 months later. Whoosh would be here instead of there, and Thor might have discovered me sooner, so we might have been further along in development than we are now.

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Why not host them ourselves with something like ]PHPmotion?

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That sounds like a very promising idea, Rick. emoticon I didn't realize there were video hosting scripts out there that would make uploading and embedding such a breeze. I doubt we would have the resources to provide a video hosting service (at least for now), but it could be good for hosting our tutorials.

For anyone reading this who doesn't know, I don't think there is any one video format (avi, mp4, wmv, etc) that works on all operating systems (Windows, Mac/iOS, Linux, etc), and one thing hosts like YouTube and DailyMotion can do is serve the right format for whatever device is viewing it.

Those services will also process it on their end in multiple resolutions: High quality when available, for people with high speed connections who don't have to worry about bandwidth usage; and low quality for slower connections and/or people with limited data plans.

It states on PHPmotion's website that their features include:
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- Easy uploading of Videos directly from the user computer
- Support for many formats including (mpg, avi, divx and more)
- View upload process as it happens
- Edit video at anytime, change the title, description and tags
- Delete Video at anytime allowing management of files
- Make video public or private for those who don't like to share :-)
- Allow or disallow video comments and also video embedding
- Allow or disallow embedding


This leaves me with two questions that I can think of at the moment:

1) Will it serve up the appropriate format and resolution for the device? I would expect this out of any video sharing platform, but don't want to automatically assume it does.

2) Is there a way to upload a caption file that will also provide translations of those captions like YouTube does?

This 2nd question would apply to DailyMotion, as well, in case we need to continue using a third party, but I hadn't thought to look into that yet.

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Besides being free (I love that part) the thing that jumped out for me was the ability to actually host not just the videos but pictures and music files (such as mp3 files) under the same system. I do not have the resources on [sign in to see URL] to do something like that but I am still tempted to download the script just to see how they do it.

Beyond that, I love the self policing option to stop pornographic abuse and having the option to remove the branding found on the free version for a reasonable one time price (as opposed to those subscription plans other systems use).

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I love the self policing option to stop pornographic abuse...


Don't get ahead of yourself there. Like I said:

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I doubt we would have the resources to provide a video hosting service (at least for now), but it could be good for hosting our tutorials.



I also didn't see where they mentioned branding. Where do they put it?

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]Power Tools shows several things that would otherwise go unnoticed.

Not getting ahead of myself though, just looking around to see what stands out for both basic and future expansions...

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It's better to plan for possible expansion, than to not plan for it and not have the means later. emoticon As long as people don't think we're considering offering it at this time, it's all good. emoticon

Thanks for that link. A one-time $50 wouldn't be a bad price to pay to get rid of their branding if it has everything we want. emoticon

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I don't want to make the same mistake with video hosts that I made with message board providers back in 2004. The first one was so bad, I just knew anyone had to be better than them, and I chose what seemed to be the 2nd most popular at the time. Although the 2nd one was a step up from the 1st one, it would have been a lot better if I had found Runboard back then instead of 17 months later. Whoosh would be here instead of there, and Thor might have discovered me sooner, so we might have been further along in development than we are now.


And I would have had my boards here and not having to copy/paste threads/posts over ... which I haven't finished doing due to getting distracted.

And all the members would be here now too. Well, all of the members that are still posting. When that forum goes for 3 to 6 months with only me posting, I'm shutting it down and leaving it as an archive. Plus, I'll post to it from time to time like the Yuku board to keep it from getting deleted.





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It must be a real pain trying to move everything over here while the other place is going through their changes and making their old BBCodes not work so you have to re-style the board, edit old posts, and move stuff here at the same time. That doesn't make for a smooth transition on any front, and I'm sorry I didn't pick the right host back in 2004.

Is P still around? It might be fun to have lunch with her sometime and catch up.

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The way I deal with it is to ignore it for long stretches of time. emoticon I still haven't moved everything over from the old 'Illusive Muse' to the new one.

... and ...

Yeppers. P drops in pretty much every day. LX is in college now. emoticon






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