Reasons Why You Should Never Host Your Own Videos


“For clarity, you retain all of your ownership rights in your Content. However, by submitting Content to YouTube, you hereby grant YouTube a worldwide, non exclusive, royalty free, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the Content in connection with the Service and YouTube’s and its successors’ and affiliates’ business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Service and derivative works thereof in any media formats and through any media channels. ”“By submitting a video, you grant Vimeo and its affiliates a limited, worldwide, non exclusive, royalty free license and right to copy, transmit, distribute, publicly perform and display through all media now known or hereafter created, and make derivative works from your video for the purpose of i displaying the video within the Vimeo Service; ii displaying the video on third party websites and applications through a video embed or Vimeo’s API subject to your video privacy choices; iii allowing other users to play, download, and embed on third party websites the video, subject to your video privacy choices; iii promoting the Vimeo Service, provided that you have made the video publicly available; and iv archiving or preserving the video for disputes, legal proceedings, or investigations. ”Shawn, It was wonderful while reading this article on your experience with video hosting. I have one question please, Can I protect videos from downloading with IDM or any other plugins.

I just want videos to be streamed on the browsers. As I am starting membership site. I think, Vimeo pro don’t support protection against video downloading. I am looking for concrete solution for that. Once, I have seen a membership site. they banned the user who try to download their videos other than streaming.

How come they know that. They were hosting videos on kajabi. I am looking for some concrete solutions for that, as I don’t want my hard worked videos sailing on piratebay. I will really appreciate for your kind response!Hi Shawn, Thank you for the very educational article you wrote on “10 Reasons Why…”. It was a very helpful article for me who is not an IT person.

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We’re starting an iptv channel and we are using equipment server and software from an IPTV equipment supplier. Since we are streaming live TV broadcast, as well as, time shifted broadcast thru our website, will the Vimeo Pro service be applicable to what we’re doing. I plan to use a subscription based membership to a niche market and initially targeting the US. We are presently doing test streaming and are having problem with iOS device users’ ability to watch our stream. From the discussions/questions that have been fielded which I have read, I cannot help but write in to ask you about the above mentioned possibility of us using Vimeo Pro for our needs. When i read this, i really realize my self that i’m still faar away behind this website build thingy, i have no idea at all what everybody talked about here, i mean i know the subject, i just don’t understand about the detail that they talking about, sorry.


really beginner. so, long short story. i want to build website, which allow the member of my site to upload video to share to anybody who come to my website, but after i read this, it makes me confuse, how to use third party?do i have to become the third party member?and how about the legal right?I saw a lot of website who have video in it, and when i click the video, it play from YouTube/Vimeo only it played in their website,the questions is, are they have like working together or some cooperate with YouTubeVimeo or not?do they have to pay to YouTube/Vimeo or ask some legal permit from them?are they legal to post video from YouTube/Vimeo even is not their video but from other YouTube/Vimeo member?Because my website is free, i want everybody can watch videos or read and write in the forum or see the pictures, but do not rule out the possibility that there will be people or companies who advertise on my website, and that is mean there is money involve here. I just want to make sure about the legal right about the video or picture from third party that they post it on my site. Wish you can help me on this, thank you. But the problems is when you want to put a video on a page or a post.

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As you said you have to post the video in some formats for mobile devices, android, Mac, …Also the quality of the video is not very good because you can’t upload a big file… So I don’t know if vimeo pro is my solution. Also I’ve found a wordpress pluging called jetpack which offers to upload your videos to a wordpress cloud. But I don’t know if it’s sure and other people who are using this service can find this videos too. I’m worried about this video thing because I’m working with little children and I have to take care of them and their families. If someone does a right click on an embedded video they can see the URL for that video and play it outside the web site.

Vimeo has an option to hide a video from Vimeo. com. Does this option keep people from doing that?I looked on Vimeos forums for answers and some user said it didn’t work for him. The Vimeo support person never seemed to understand what this user was saying. Their documentation doesn’t explain exactly what it does. I tried to email Vimeo but have not received any response.

What is the best way to get a response from them?I’m looking at iplayerhd. Their documentation says they have a secret password to keep the video from being played even if somebody copies the url from the embed source code. That sounds good except it wasn’t available to set up and I am waiting on tech support to answer my email questions. Another thing iplayerhd said is that players by default cache the video through the browser and the video can be taken that way. Their answer was to set the video to stream only.