Give ne back my hat!

Google fired a shot at Amazon.

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2017/10/9/16448280/amazon-echo-show-price-cut-discount-deal-30-youtube-removal


Sooo, which one of you CoTer will come up with a YouTube alternative?
Permalink Done That 
October 9th, 2017 2:47pm
From what I heard, YouTube is still losing money.  The ad revenue is still less than the server and bandwidth costs.

YouTube is still subsidized by Google's search/ad monopoly cash cow.

That's one big reason there's no "viable YouTube alternative" yet.  Unless you have a multibillion dollar company subsidizing you, there's no point.  YouTube was a "built to flip" company.  They knew they weren't viable as a standalone business.
Permalink FSK 
October 9th, 2017 2:49pm
What is wrong with Vimeo?

It works for me, although I use Youtube normally, I consider Vimeo a viable alternative. But I am not after ad-money, just looking for a place to host video's.
Permalink Lotti Fuehrscheim 
October 9th, 2017 3:13pm
Well, the answers about Vimeo vs YouTube are here.

http://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/youtube-vs-vimeo/
Permalink Done That 
October 9th, 2017 3:15pm
> Well, the answers about Vimeo vs YouTube are here

So when it needs so many pages to explain the difference, that difference seems irrelevant to me.

And I am not bound by Wordpress (yes, Lotti is, but that is just laziness).
Permalink Lotti Fuehrscheim 
October 9th, 2017 3:20pm
YouTube is free
Vimeo make their money by selling video hosting service, so publishers and businesses can offer their users an ad free viewing experience.

YouTube: you can upload videos with up to 12 hours of playback or 128GB file size.
YouTube has more audiences.

YouTube allow content creators to join the YouTube partner program by signing up for Google Adsense to monetize their videos.
Vimeo prides itself in offering an ad-free video platform. They do not have an advertising program that you can join.
Permalink Done That 
October 9th, 2017 3:26pm
Collecting ad money (after giving Google a cut) and using "free" options seem to be a big deal for YouTube video creators.
Permalink Done That 
October 9th, 2017 3:28pm
> Vimeo prides itself in offering an ad-free video platform. They do not have an advertising program that you can join.

That is a good reason to switch my future video's to Vimeo.

Many people regard ads as an inescapable part of life, but I prefer to avoid them as much as possible.
Permalink Lotti Fuehrscheim 
October 9th, 2017 3:29pm
Youtube has a bit of a social networking air about it and that is what makes it particularly valuable to creators. When you watch Youtube videos, other videos are constantly being suggested. Vimeo and other video hosting sites are very dead in comparison. Basically, on YT you can use the site's quasi social dynamics to build an audience. On Vimeo, et al you'd better bring the audience to your videos.
Permalink Send private email Bored Bystander 
October 10th, 2017 12:54am
I subscribe to Youtube red which eliminates ads. $10/mo and includes Google Music access (kind of like Pandora.)
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October 10th, 2017 12:55am

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