Youtube Alternative to enbed video's from

Posted on 2012-09-01
Last Modified: 2012-09-14
I want to embed a video into one of my sites. It works perfectly with YouTube videos but I don’t want the user to be able to click “watch this video on YouTube” and have the link which they could give to others.

I see lots of sites have unbranded videos embedded in thier sites so I wonder what sites they are using to hsot the videos and are there inexpensive options available.

I would rather not host the video myself as I don’t know how bandwidth it would use etc.
So is there an unbranded YouTube alternative with a really neat and reliable player that I could use to stream the video from?

Many thanks.
Question by:mytext
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    I've come across a lot. If you want to insure you get a consistent quality of service, then they would be my first choice.  

        "Brightcove Inc., a leading global provider of cloud content services, provides a family of products used to publish and distribute the world’s professional digital media. The company’s products include Brightcove Video Cloud, the market-leading online video platform, and Brightcove App Cloud, a pioneering content app platform. Nearly 3,300 customers in over 50 countries rely on Video Cloud to build and operate media experiences across PCs, smartphones, tablets and connected TVs."


    Pricing can be found here:
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    If it is embedded correctly you shouldn't see a URL at all but rather just a play button in the center on a flash player screen
    Go to your video's page.. and to the right of it and below the info box are 2 urls.
     The bottom one is the EMBED code.
    You can customize this embed code to your likings by clicking on the small blue box.
    Then copy that code
    Extract from guide below>
    open the source code of your web page, and using a tool such as NotetabPro or Expression Web, paste it into your page (either right click again where you want it, and select Paste, or place the mouse cursor where you want it, and hit Control and V on your keyboard at the same time. The embed code will be thusly deposited into your web page. Save the page, upload it to your web server using an FTP client, and view it in your browser!

    Here's an example of a YouTube video that is directly embedded into this page.
    How To Add a YouTube Video to Your Web Site
    If that's not clear enough
    How to embed a YouTube video

    Alternatively there is Wimpy / Rave /Wasp
    Not free.
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    Expert Comment

    If I understand mytext correctly. He doesn't have a difficulty in embedding youtube videos. I believe he wants to embed videos that do not redirect viewers back to youtube. Like below:
    And I believe he is trying to avoid streaming the video from his sites storage due to bandwidth concerns.

    I should also add another benefit of brightcove is a consistent video stream. If you stream the video from your own site's host, you are dependent on your host's bandwidth availability for a smooth stream. Not knowing where your site is hosted, I can't say if this is an issue or not.

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