The domain of our site is qsigmagroup.com. We have videos hosted in FlickRocket, but the source domain of those videos is within our domain due to a CNAME entry in our DNS server. But the situation is a bit more tricky. First, here is an example of the "src" tag as it appears within an HTML5 video tag as hosted in our store at FlickRocket:
<source src="http://six-sigma-examples.qsigmagroup.com/Download.ashx?Path=live9447&Key=green_belt_review_79e4330f-53dc-4ba2-a2c3-fa8d1ba93ea6.mp4&Bucket=dl.sto.flickrocket.com&PID=51044&CT=2" type="video/mp4">
On the surface this looks OK. However, if you paste the URL of the video directly into a web browser, you will see that it redirects to this URL:
What's happening is that at the top level, FlickRocket is accepting the CNAME alias making it first appear that the video is within our domain. But in order to actually deliver the video, FlickRocket is doing a redirect to whatever third part CDN they are using, which is aliasing to them due to a CNAME record in FlickRocket's name server.
The question: Will the Google bot accept at face value that the video is under our domain control, or will it reject the video because the ultimate final source of the video is outside our domain control?
It is common knowledge that Google does not follow redirects that lead out of the initial domain at the browser level. But, this redirect is happening within the HTML5 video player.
Google Webmaster Tools (now called Search Tools) is so far useless in providing an answer, because it appears that the "Fetch as Google" feature intrinsically does not follow video links at all. Even with a video directly hosted in our domain (on our server, not FlickRocket) the results of "What Google Sees" and "What Site Visitors See" shows only a blank white region where the video should have appeared.
FlickRocket doesn't seem to know the answer to my question. I have searched the web far and wide, but can't find any relevant information.
Until I know the answer to this, I am reluctant to submit over 100 videos the the Google search engine.
Anyone, please help if you can. Thanks.