Best Private Video Storage?

by Jill Carpenter 6 replies
I've been searching around for the best private video storage site and it is a mess out there.

Everything I've come across seems to have so many restrictions or just gets really expensive if you want to use a lot of video.

Here's what I'm looking to do. I have created some private "how to" videos, and I just want to have them up on a private members site and I want them to be available there at all times. I want my members to just press play and not have to worry about how many other people are watching the video at the same time.

I'm currently on a shared hosting host. I'm trying to prepare as much as I can in advance, and keep costs at a minimum.

Am I better off switching to my own server or storing this stuff on an outside source?

And if I use an outside source, which one is currently the most cost effective?

I prefer to pay a once a month fee that I know how much to write the check for every month, as opposed to paying per view/extra usage.

Anyone have any recommendations?
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  • Profile picture of the author entrepenerd
    Amazon S3 isn't a set fee each month, but it IS by far and away the best and cheapest storage you're going to find for your videos. There's a bit of setup if you want to use to run videos in a secured site, but Kyle Tully has been wonderful enough to provide the exact PHP scripts you'll need in the War Room forum.

    You could then use Kyle's scripts and whatever membership manager that you choose to display your secured videos.

    I'm using Amazon S3 for my hosted videos and I paid a whopping $1.11 last month. Granted I don't have a ton of members yet, but I don't think you'll find any cheaper service that has the kind of service and reliability that Amazon offers.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      Thanks.

      S3 was on the list of who I was looking at. I'll definitely jump in the war room and see if I can figure out the scripts.

      I guess if the vid's are getting that many views it should not be an issue paying for it.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jason Moffatt
        You could just use "Viddler" and make all your videos "Private" and only invite customers as a friend.

        Private videos can only be seen by your "friends".

        And it's free!
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        • Profile picture of the author dar
          I second S3. It's what the pros use and it's dirt cheap.

          Correct me if I'm wrong, but using Viddler would mean you would have to get people to sign up for Viddler separately and manually approve all your friends...
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        • Profile picture of the author entrepenerd
          Originally Posted by Jason Moffatt View Post

          You could just use "Viddler" and make all your videos "Private" and only invite customers as a friend.

          Private videos can only be seen by your "friends".

          And it's free!
          Does Viddler have a limit on the number of friends you can invite to your video(s)? I was thinking that YouTube had a limit of like 25 invites only. This would be a pain if Viddler is the same way.
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          • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
            I like Viddler, but I want to set the membership site on auto-pilot, and not have to add every person as I go.

            It does appear that viddler allows as many friends as you want and more options on the privacy and embedding.

            I did the privacy thing on youtube before, embedding the video on a page on my site. I could still see the video, so I imagined at first that others who found the page would see it (not).

            and here is a possible problem:
            You hereby grant to Viddler a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, world-wide, irrevocable, transferable license with the right to grant sublicenses through multiple tiers of sub-licensees (including, without limitation, licensing your User Content to our Partners) to publicly display, publicly perform, distribute, store, transcode, syndicate, broadcast, reproduce, edit, modify, create derivative works, and otherwise use and reuse your User Content (or any portions or derivative works thereof) in any manner, in any medium, for any purpose. Viddler and its Partners reserve the right to display advertisements in connection with your User Content and to use your User Content for advertising and promotional purposes. If you mark your Content as "Public User Content", you acknowledge that any Viddler user may exercise the Viddler User Rights with respect to such Public User Content as set forth below.
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