OT:Video hosting website needed (vimeo moves to ID

Julius_ wrote on 6/17/2014, 8:30 PM

With the recent announcement from vimeo that it will move to content ID, I'm starting to think of alternatives....Yes, I do buy my music from songfreedom but on youtube I still get flagged and making an appeal is a big time-waster. Hence why I moved to Vimeo.


I'm afraid that Vimeo will follow in the same steps...
I upload about 10 videos a week (about 400 megs each) and I don't have time to "show my papers" for each video I choose to upload with BOUGHT music. I don't have time to waste.

I was thinking of hosting my own videos or go to another hosting site.....Wistia is a nice alternative but at $50/month, it's a little steep for this videographer.

Any suggestions?


musicvid10 wrote on 6/17/2014, 9:12 PM
Posting the music credits at the end of the video has seemed to curtail some of the unwanted copyright flagging for me.
set wrote on 6/17/2014, 9:22 PM
Hi Julius, I once asked the same thing with different reason.

jdw suggests JW Platform

Barry W. Hull suggests www.brightcove.com
Steve Mann wrote on 6/17/2014, 11:17 PM
This is also why I have abandoned YouTube. If I record an orchestra, YouTube copyright police flag my video. If I make my own mix from SmartSound, Copyright Police. If I use purchased royalty-free tracks - CP.

I'll be really pissed off if Vimeo starts doing the same thing. Why am I paying the Pro level if I can't be treated like a pro?
ushere wrote on 6/18/2014, 3:32 AM
+1 steve

i fought the law and the law won - or rather youtube over a video using qccs music.

i even sent them pics of the bloody cd's i have (about 20 from years ago). still flagged. that's when i gave up with youtube. do no evil HA!

if vimeo goes that route they'll lose my subscription too.

TheHappyFriar wrote on 6/18/2014, 5:21 AM
Some hosting companies support video steaming now. I use Greengeeks. I haven't tried hosting a video to stream though.
dlion wrote on 6/18/2014, 7:36 AM
i stream my videos from my powweb.com site.

cost about $4/month, they have great tech support too. had a cacheing problem they helped me track down. turns out there's a tool for that and they rebooted the server...
Steve Mann wrote on 6/19/2014, 5:29 PM
Are PowWeb and GreenGeeks really running a streaming server?

Even if they are then you still don't have the distribution over a CDN that Vimeo and YouTube enjoy.
TheHappyFriar wrote on 6/19/2014, 8:24 PM
I thought it said it runs a streaming server. I'll get a video up in the morning and test.

EDIT: looks like it streams to me.
Steve Mann wrote on 6/20/2014, 8:17 AM
The first link passes the key test for a streaming server - the ability to instantly jump forward and backward on the timeline. If you can't do that, you aren't streaming.

Do you have more control over the player appearance?

The second link didn't play anything.

TheHappyFriar wrote on 6/20/2014, 11:55 AM
That's not a web player it's whatever is default for your browser. I don't have a flash player system on my site.

That might be why the second link isn't working for you, your browser doesn't support mp3's via a plugin.
Steve Mann wrote on 6/20/2014, 8:50 PM
I missed the "plug-in" button on chrome.
TheHappyFriar wrote on 6/21/2014, 11:04 AM
Both work for me in FF. In chrome the mp3 works but the video wants a plugin. :)