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Are there any good ones out there?
In my opinion Youtube is the end all be all of video distribution. There are many supplements to Youtube, but zero alternatives. That's just my opinion.
Have to agree on that Rich.... as far as reach and usability go - plus brand recognition as well.
Youtube is the top of the pack for a reason.
And they keep improving and making it better. This post should be retitled to 'Supplements to Youtube?'
Obviously YouTube has the widest reach. I just don't like other companies making money off my series. I may use it for promotional content only.
Don't understand your beef with Youtube, Brett. If you don't like it, stop using it altogether and pull your content. Your one-foot-in-one-foot-out approach escapes me.
Well, I'd rather use a different service for my webseries from now on, but I see no reason to remove my past episodes from YouTube. And my second channel on YouTube is still a decent place to post extra content - I just have to be careful with audio. I don't mind altering the audio on extras to ensure there's no issue.
But I'm not changing my series because of an entirely unrelated company, so I might as well go somewhere where there won't be an issue.
Part of it is just me being bitter, of course. But I can't really help that, and it's an understandable bitterness.
What problems are you having with your project on Youtube? If you have one some of us will eventually in future. An ounce of prevention and all that... care to share?
But have you looked at Vimeo, Blip or Hulu? Well, Hulu is a little more elitist. You apply and the chose. But give it a shot.
I don't see any way of preventing the problems I've had without changing the music on the show, which I shouldn't have to do. The Orchard have claimed ownership of a song I created and have all the rights to; I disputed the claim, but The Orchard confirmed it and YouTube emailed me an essential screw you, blindly taking the side of the company rather than the individual (without even taking a look at the case, I might add.)
You need an agent to get on Hulu. They don't accept unsolicited materials from creators. Also, because we live in litigious society, all factors will be taken into consideration such full rights ownership across the board before Hulu takes you on. From opening credits to closing and everything in between you must submit proof that you have 100% ownership. Youtube is pretty lenient compared to Hulu.
Do what you gotta do, Brett. But you're not gonna find a video-sharing site better than Youtube.
Have you looked at Dailymotion as well?
May I suggest that you post your project everywhere you can. Youtube is a standard, to be sure, but you want hits if you're hoping to sell. Spreading out increases odds. As long as you can track the number of views post to a site and start counting them. I would, however, concentrate your promo efforts on one place and recommend Youtube. It's a lot of work getting fans on board so when you talk, direct them one place.
I like youtube for it's ability to deal with things on the backend and not pay on the front end but getting your project in as many search engines as you can is a good thing.
Important webcontent creator tip: Make it easier to be found!! BRAND YOUR SHOW!!!
www.yourshowname.com or your tubeaccount!!! Where ever it is you want people to go for more info. Put it before and after your tail credits!!! On everything you do.
It was one of my notes that my crew missed and something and grinds on me every time I think about it. It is the simplest best way for people to find you. No better advert than your own show.