Should You Stop Using Youtube for Video Hosting? Panopto, Vimeo and Brightcove Have Options

Youtube is an awesome platform for sharing video – it’s easy to use, feature rich and free.

However, there’s a number of competing video options that offer things Youtube does not have.

You probably already know about Vimeo, and Brightcove is very good as well.

These two platforms offer varying degrees of more control and robustness over your video and let the viewer focus on YOUR video as opposed to the other videos Youtube will display around your video.

There’s a another video service I was looking at, Panopto, it offers a dizzying array of features that corporate trainers and marketers might want to consider.

What I am most impressed with is its video search capabilities – you can search inside a video for words as Panopto has automatic speech recognition. Quite impressive. Furthermore, any word that appears in the video Panopto indexes and enables a search on that word as well.

Analytics, custom branding and mobile video playing are all part of what Panopto offers.

If you’re looking to add features to any video, check out our friends at Viewbix. They enable you to easily add a call to action, social buttons and more to your video.

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About Ramon Ray

Ramon Ray, Marketing & Technology Evangelist, Smallbiztechnology.com & Infusionsoft. Full bio at http://www.ramonray.com . Check him out on Google Plus, Twitter or Facebook

  • Aaron Zakowski

    Thanks for the shoutout to Viewbix Ramon. Viewbix’s latest upgrade actually enables it to work together with BrightCove and many other video player. That way you can add calls to action and other marketing apps into your videos in BrightCove, Kaltura and others.

  • http://www.bollywoodpresents.com/ BollywoodPresents

    Lot of people use Vimeo and it seems you can upload videos of bigger sizes, so you’ll find several videos with better overall video quality. And there are no distractions around the videos, which means the users can better focus and enjoy the videos.
    http://www.bollywoodpresents.com