WARNING: Make sure to keep a copy of your video locally on your
computer or on an external hard drive, because a lot of free video
hosting websites might delete your account or your video. In fact, try
to always keep two back-ups in separate places!
Wikipedia has a list
that compares online video hosting services.
CREATE YOUR OWN ONLINE VIDEO
- with Mirocommunity you can sign up to create
your own video website, bringing in video from other online platforms,
like archive.org, vimeo, engagemedia or youtube.
SELF-HOSTED VIDEO (MORE ADVANCED)
If you want to host your own video on your webserver, there are
several CMS (content management system) you can chose
from,depending on what you want to do with your video.
- if you want to create your own online video channel, Plumi
is an easy to use CMS that allows you to manage users and content
for your own video publishing website.
- if you want a blog or a simple website with some of your
videos on, you might want to install Wordpress
and then get a video
plugin for example this one
WARNING: Video files are usually quite large compared to text or
image files. So if you are going to host a lot of video for your online
channel and you have bought commercial hosting you need to keep an
eye on your hosting plan so your bill doesn't go through the roof!
HYBRID VIDEO DISTRIBUTION
The internet is not always the best way to reach people with your
video. Internet connections can be unreliable in many areas, or non-
existent and still not everyone is comfortable using the internet. So
when thinking through a strategy for publishing and distributing your
video, a hybrid strategy that includes dvds, live screening events or
aiming for tv and film festivals are also good ideas. Here is a guide to
using FOSS software for hybrid distribution strategies: