Is it Time to Migrate to YouTube?
When I was looking to host the video classes for Everyman IT a little over a year ago I chose to run my own Adobe Flash Media Server out of a dedicated data Center because the hosted solutions did not provide what I needed.
Back in August I migrated our video classes over to Bits on the Run because their service had become better then what I could offer running my own servers, and it cost less too.
Now it seems that good old YouTube is providing the quality I need to migrate over to their free service.
A year ago YouTube allowed only videos that were shorter then 15 minutes, and under 2 GB in size. Now they are darn near unlimited in size and length.
A year ago YouTube was jittery as hell when streaming videos. Now it seems the Google has made some upgrades and the long videos play smoothly, and you can easily jump around without having to wait for long buffer times.
All in all it seems that YouTube has come a long way in the last year. The quality is now very high, and being free is hard to beat. Add to this the possibility of being paid for ad revenue and it seems that YouTube is video delivery platform that is hard to beat.
I haven’t made the final call yet, but it would sure be nice to save $300 per month on hosting fees.