Uploading TB's of videos on youtube

Hi, We are a non profit organization and we have footage of streets and city from early 1900's. We want to store this all in most economical and safe way. The videos are no more than max 25GB in size each or no more than 60 mins in length each but the total amount of videos may go upto 40 TB, Is youtube a best place to store . I read that we can make those videos private in youtube channel but would those videos can be linked or embedded to our webpage even though they marked as private ?

Is there a paid youtube service which gives us more options and are there any restrictions of amount of videos (quantity and size) we upload ?

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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Private only means that you need the url to access.
William MillerIT SpecialistCommented:
Youtube is a free video hosting service. They may have pricing options behind the scenes for companies but to get specifics on that you would really need to contact Youtube. As to the file size, you may want to try to find some way to trim those down if they are in fact that large.
Guru JiAuthor Commented:
Thanks, there is no youtube contact or phone , its just forums and I thought EE is way better forums to ask than youtube forums where lots of questions are unanswered. Youtube will take video upto 128GB but I am not sure what's the limit for companies and what are the pricing option if there is any paid service
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Brian BEE Topic Advisor, Independant Technology ProfessionalCommented:
There may be better solutions: https://www.wirebuzz.com/video-hosting/

Part of what youtube does is help to market the videos that are uploaded. It sounds like you really don't need to do that. In other words it's a feature you don't need to "pay" for.

You might be better looking at a local service provider. It would certainly make uploading the videos easier.
William MillerIT SpecialistCommented:
You don't really pay for business level youtube accounts. It's just a free video sharing platform. The trade-off is they host ads to all of your videos. This is essentially your "payment" to them. What you're going to want to avoid is the file size. It will make viewing your videos unappealing as they will have very slow load times without some kind of encoding service tied to them.

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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Alternatives to youtube are vimeo, twich. Vimeo I am familiar with and would probably suggest it.
William MillerIT SpecialistCommented:
Twitch is not a place you would want to house these videos as it's a platform primarily driver by gaming streams. If you're just looking for a place to house the footage Youtube or Vimeo are as good as any.
Guru JiAuthor Commented:
Thanks everyone for valuable comments. All we want to do is find a least expensive or free solution to archive or host all of our videos. From those videos we may want to link 10-20% to our website as well, could be via a link or embedded, we not sure yet. So is there a solution out there which even cost some money but will preserve our videos and we can access it anytime. Again we are talking about 30-50TB 's of videos but each video is no more than 60 mins in length max and size is usually less than 120GB each.
Brian BEE Topic Advisor, Independant Technology ProfessionalCommented:
I have worked with other non-profits before. Another reason to try a local service provider is that they may be willing to give you this service at a reduced cost or free since you are non-profit. Again, you might want to offer the videos in a lowed resolution format that works better over the internet (if they aren't already) and make the larger videos available for download, but not streaming.

I understand there seems to be a lot of data in total, but I suspect once deduplication and other technologies are applied it won't take that much space.

Edit: Not that a local provider is the best solution. Just that your circumstances may warrant considering a local provider. Certainly the third party services suggested like Vimeo will do that job as well, but you'll have to figure out how to reduce the size of your videos.
William MillerIT SpecialistCommented:
Again, Youtube or Vimeo are about as good as it gets for hosting videos. Again, 120GB per video is pretty massive. Are these videos being shot in 4K+ formats? If so, you might want to think about applying some compression to the videos to get their file size under control. If it takes 2 hours to load one of your videos they're not going to be of much use.
Guru JiAuthor Commented:
Thanks I was looking for some online provider like youtube or Vimeo but even Vimeo offers only 5TB of storage in there professional plan. Is there such a thing as unlimited storage or option for additional storage else where ?
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